Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
Vincent D. Lepore, MD
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Mommy Makeover refers to a combination of surgeries performed to restore pre-pregnancy contours. This patient is in her mid-30s. A mother of 3 children, she was hoping to re-shape some areas that had changed with those pregnancies. Her first questions centered on Brazilian butt lift or buttock enhancement procedures. For buttock enhancement, we can remove fat from unwanted areas (flanks, abdomen, thighs) using liposuction, and transfer it by injection to other areas including the buttocks. In this case, our patient had hoped the liposuction procedure might flatten and tighten her abdomen.
During her consultation with Dr. Vincent Lepore in San Jose, she learned that liposuction alone cannot tighten the stretched muscles and sagging skin that often come with pregnancy; a tummy tuck is needed.
The patient decided to proceed with the tummy tuck with VASER® Lipo of multiple areas and fat transfer to the buttocks (called a Brazilian butt lift). She is very pleased with her choices and with her results.
Like many women, this patient noticed some physical changes following two pregnancies. Stretching of the skin and muscle of the abdominal wall is something that- no matter how hard we try- we just can't "exercise" back to our pre-pregnancy appearance. When she came to see Dr. Lepore to discuss Mommy Makeover in San Jose, she said she was interested in rejuvenating her abdomen with a tummy tuck, enhancing her breasts with breast augmentation, as well as liposuction to address some excess fat in the flank areas.
All surgeries were performed in one session in our licensed and accredited surgical facility. She had breast augmentation with high profile saline implants (380cc right, 365 cc left), a tummy tuck with excess tissue removed, and the stretched tissue and muscle repaired and tightened, and a total of 600cc of fat removed through liposuction.
The photos were taken 7 weeks after the surgeries. This busy mom is back to full activities, and is very pleased with her Mommy Makeover.
This 54-year-old woman had a C-section 20 years ago. She had a long painful scar and was very unhappy with the general appearance of her stomach. She visited Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose. (You don't need to be a new mommy to benefit from a Mommy Makeover.)
Dr. Lepore performed a tummy tuck to remove the excess skin and the scar. He also performed liposuction of the upper mid-abdomen and flanks to further shape the patient's midriff area. The procedures gave her the look she has wanted for decades. She's very happy with her result.
This 36-year-old woman from the Bay Area had two previous C-sections and wanted help in getting back to her "pre-Mom" appearance. She met with Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose.
Dr. Lepore discussed abdominoplasty, popularly known as a tummy tuck, reviewing the various options and risks of abdominal contour improvement. He determined that she would be best served with a tummy tuck and upper abdominal and flank liposuction. The patient's abdominal muscles also needed to be tightened to give her a slimmer waistline. Dr. Lepore performed what is called an extended tummy tuck, since he removed skin from the patient's sides, or flanks, necessitating a longer than average scar.
After her Mommy Makeover, the patient felt some discomfort for the first few days, but was back on her feet with gentle activites in three days. She was feeling 100% back to normal in about a month.
The combination procedure accomplished just what the patient was hoping for and she's very happy with her new silhouette.
In most areas like Palo Alto and Los Gatos, Mommy Makeover is the term used for a series of customized procedures designed to restore a number of areas, to their pre-pregnancy appearance. This patient, in her early 40s, came to see Dr. Lepore because of concerns about sagging skin and muscle in her abdominal area.
During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and skin are often stretched beyond the point where exercise will help. The muscles in this area will often separate as well. This patient decided to undergo Tummy Tuck surgery to bring her abdomen back to its earlier contour. During this surgery, the muscle and skin are tightened, with some of the excess skin, removed as well.
Our patient also decided to have Liposuction in San Jose of the upper and mid abdomen and flanks, as well as her inner and outer thighs. For this procedure, Vaser ultrasound-assisted liposuction was used. The surgeries were performed in one session, in our fully-accredited surgical suite.
Following a recovery period of several weeks, our patient was back to her normal activities, with the restored appearance she wanted.
This 40-year-old Bay Area woman wanted to regain her pre-pregnancy figure, so she visited Dr. Vincent Lepore for a Mommy Makeover consultation in San Jose.
Dr. Lepore performed an abdominoplasty, often called a tummy tuck, to tighten up the muscles stretched and loosened by childbearing. He also performed liposuction of the upper abdomen and flanks.
The patient recovered in 2 weeks and is very happy with her smaller waistline.
As you may know, Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe a combination of surgeries that address areas many women want to revise after pregnancy; specifically breasts, tummy, and fat removal through liposuction.
In this case, the patient is choosing a Mommy Makeover in San Jose as a result of weight loss rather than pregnancy. Despite an extensive exercise and diet program, the patient has been unable to "lose" the large amount of hanging skin on her abdomen. She is also concerned with large, and pendulous breasts.
In discussions with Dr. Lepore, she decides to undergo what's known as an extended tummy tuck, along with an anchor-type mastopexy (breast lift), and bilateral breast reduction. In addition, she decides to have liposuction to further tailor her mid-abdomen and flanks.
The procedures were performed in a single session. With the combination of surgeries, recovery is more involved, and will take several weeks. The After photos seen here, were taken approximately 4 months following the surgeries.
The patient is very pleased with her results and her revised look. She continues her diet and exercise program.
Here is an example of the very popular Mommy Makeover surgery at our San Jose practice. This woman, in her early 50s, felt the time was right to get some help restoring her pre-mommy physical appearance. She had given birth to and raised 4 beautiful children. (Congratulations!) She really wanted to improve the appearance of her abdomen and breasts with some added attention to extra fat around her stomach and thigh areas.
In addition, she had an umbilical hernia in need of repair. After extensive discussion with Dr. Lepore, she decided to go ahead with the Mommy Makeover and hernia repair.
Her procedures included an extended tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, umbilical hernia repair and a breast augmentation. All procedures were performed in one session in our accredited surgical facility. The patient is very pleased with her results.
Women and men have been choosing Dr. Lepore for years, ever since he first opened an office on South Bascom Avenue in 1995. Our current, larger space, now includes an on-site surgical facility and is adjacent to Good Samaritan Hospital (on the border of San Jose, Los Gatos, and Campbell).
This petite mom in her mid-30s has had 3 babies delivered by C-section. She came to our San Jose office to explore Mommy Makeover procedure options. The term Mommy Makeover is used to describe a customized combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman's body after pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding. In this case, our patient was interested in abdominal restoration and breast enhancement. She noted a significant loss of volume in her breasts, along with some sagging.
During her consultation with Dr. Lepore, it was noted that she had significant stretching of her her abdominal wall muscles, and in addition, had an umbilical hernia. To address her concerns, Dr. Lepore recommended a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) including repair of the hernia, along with breast augmentation and breast lift. In her case, a donut lift was recommended.
She underwent the combined Mommy Makeover procedures in a single surgical session. For her breast augmentation, she chose moderate profile, 295cc silicone gel implants, which were placed beneath the chest muscle.
Our patient is shown 8 weeks after her Mommy Makeover surgery and is very pleased with her results.
This 44-year-old woman came to Dr. Lepore to explore a variety of procedures performed together, which is commonly a Mommy Makeover. She wanted to change some of the shrinkage and the sagging appearance that her breasts took on after pregnancy. She also had significant stretching and relaxing of her abdominal wall, and therefore was interested in abdominal enhancement with liposuction and a tummy tuck.
Dr. Lepore performed a Mommy Makeover to address all of the patient's concerns in a single surgery. She underwent a subglandular breast augmentation and in her case it was determined she would benefit from a breast lift with the donut incision technique. She also underwent tummy tuck with liposuction of the upper mid abdomen and flanks for further body contouring.The procedures were performed together. The patient recovered within 2 weeks of the surgeries, and was very happy with the outcome, and the dramatic change in her new look.