The scars from a mommy makeover will appear on the breasts and abdomen (stomach), but are usually easily hidden by bras and a bikini or underwear.
However, because a mommy makeover is actually a combination of surgical procedures, different women will experience different results (and different scars) from the procedure.
Their mommy makeover scars will depend on: 1) Which procedures they get as part of their mommy makeover, 2) How good their plastic surgeon is, and 3) How well they take care of their incisions and scars.
For example, most mommy makeovers include a breast lift and a tummy tuck. Both of these procedures require incisions into the body, and both procedures leave scars behind. They don’t have to be very obvious scars, but they are scars nonetheless.
Mommy makeover breast lift scars:
The incisions needed for a breast lift done as part of a mommy makeover are visible while the breasts are bare, but are well hidden behind a bra or bikini. The scars that result from a breast lift will surround the areolas, then go downward in front of the breasts to the breast crease. Using silicone scar sheets or strips, moisturizing lotions, and total avoidance of sun exposure will help reduce the appearance of these scars.
Mommy makeover tummy tuck scars:
The incisions needed for a tummy tuck done as part of a mommy makeover are also visible when the stomach or abdomen is bare, but are usually well hidden even by a skimpy bikini or other underwear. The scars that result from a tummy tuck procedure tend to go almost from one hip across to the other hip, so plastic surgeons place these incisions right under the natural underwear line. This means the underwear you normally wear will conceal that scar. Using silicone scar sheets, moisturizing lotions or coconut oil, and avoiding the sun completely while your scar heals will help make it as unnoticeable as possible.
Scaring; It happens after ever surgery
Every time that a cut or an incision is made into the body, a scar develops.
Scarring is a major issue for anybody who is thinking about having a tummy tuck performed or any cosmetic surgery for that matter. Many individuals are concerned that the operation would leave them with an unsightly and obvious scar that they will have to live with for the rest of their life.
While this is a very valid concern for patients to have, most mommy makeover surgeries only result in very minor scarring depending on the procedures that are done during the actual surgery.
If you are concerned about the scars that will result from having a mommy makeover performed, continue reading this article. This blog will answer your concerns and provide the information you want so you can be as prepared as possible for your surgery.
Procedures included in a mommy makeover
The mommy makeover is actually a collection of several cosmetic surgery treatments that are intended to restore women’s bodies back to the way they were before they had children.
A mommy makeover, or MMO, often consists of the following:
- A tummy tuck, to remove excess skin and tissue from the abdominal region.
- A breast lift to remove sagging skin in the breasts, and return the breasts to a more youthful or even perky position..
- A breast augmentation, which uses either saline or silicone breast implants to restore volume to the breasts.
- Liposuction, in many cases, to remove stubborn or unwanted fat deposits in common problem areas including the abdomen, hips, thighs, and love handles.
Each of these procedures, which can be included in a mommy makeover, will result in its own unique set of scars.
This indicates that the appearance of each scar will vary from patient to patient depending on the desired outcome of the patient’s treatment.
What does a tummy tuck scar look like?
To remove extra, sagging skin from your abdomen, a tummy tuck scar is created from hip to hip. When doing a tummy tuck, your surgeon will put the incision as low as possible so that you may conceal it with a low-rise bikini or pair of underwear.
What does a breast lift scar look like?
Scars from breast lifts vary depending on how much the breasts have sagged. If you have less sagging, a scar around the areola; more sagging; a vertical scar along the breast; or severe sagging, a transverse scar in the inframammary fold, you may experience after having a breast lift. The good news is that all scarring will be covered by your bra or bikini following a mommy makeover breast lift, even though you will have noticeable scars on your naked breasts.
What do breast augmentation scars look like?
Your scars will depend on the kind of incision that is made; there are four basic techniques to place breast implants. The many breast implant incision styles include:
Inframammary: An incision is performed in an inframammary procedure where the breast meets the rib cage at the bottom of the breast. This sort of incision allows you to conceal your scar behind your bikini or bra line.
Periareolar: A cut is made along the areola’s bottom curve during periareolar surgery. Usually, the scarring is naturally concealed by the contrast in color between the areola and your breast.
Transaxillary: This usually involves inserting a breast implant via an incision under your arm. TUBA: TUBA, which involves making an incision inside your belly button.
As you can see, most scars from breast augmentation procedures are well concealed, ensuring that no one would ever suspect you’ve had the procedure. It’s also important to remember that your surgeon may take a unique approach based on your needs and goals and the best way to find out which scarring you will be left with, is to ask your surgeon directly.
What do liposuction scars look like?
Scars after liposuction are tiny little incisions made in 1-3 different locations in the treated area. Your surgeon may be able to place the liposuction cannula through your tummy tuck incision if you undergo liposuction in your abdomen during your mommy makeover without leaving any extra scars.
Small scars will be present in other trouble locations, but they usually go unnoticed until they heal and change color from the first pinkish scar to your normal skin tone.