The term Mommy Makeover may sound familiar, but do you have all of the fact? If not, it may be hard to decipher rumors from the truth. Take a minute to keep reading, as Dr. Vitenas debunks four of the most common Mommy Makeover Myths. Myth: A Mommy Makeover is just a fancy word for Tummy Tuck. Fact: A Mommy Makeover is more than just a Tummy Tuck. The surgical procedure combines both an Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck) and a Breast Augmentation. The Tummy Tuck removes excess tissue and tightens the skin of the abdomen. A Breast Augmentation will add volume to the chest through Breast Implants. Myth: Mommy Makeovers are only for Mommies. Fact: Unlike the name, you don’t have to be a Mom to reap the benefits of a Mommy Makeover. As women get older, the skin can lose its elasticity around the midsection and breasts. A ‘muffin top’ may form, and the breasts may start to lose their shape and volume. Pregnancy can trigger these changes, as does weight gain/loss, illness, and normal aging. A Mommy Makeover is designed to assist any woman who is struggling with these issues. Myth: Only a young, new mom should consider the Mommy Makeover. Fact: There is no right age for a Mommy Makeover. The ideal patient may be a mom in her 20s, or a professional in her 40s. Both can struggle with lax, excess tissue around the mid-section, and breasts that have begun to lose their shape. It is recommended that women be finished having children before their Mommy Makeover, primarily because the physical changes during pregnancy can undo the benefits of surgery. Myth: If you sill diet and exercise, the need for a Mommy Makeover can be eliminated. Fact: While changing your eating habits and hitting the gym will help you drop pounds, it will not restore a youthful tautness to the skin, or perk up deflated breasts. To eliminate the excessive, stretched skin and restore the aesthetic appeal of the body, surgical intervention is required. Did you learn something new about the Mommy Makeover? Knowing the full story can make it easier to decide if the procedure is for you. To assist you in this process, Dr. Vitenas will provide a complementary Mommy Makeover consultation.