If sagging skin or stubborn fat in your midsection is keeping you from looking and feeling your best, you might be thinking about getting a tummy tuck or mommy makeover. While there are some similarities between these two procedures, understanding the notable differences between a mommy makeover and a tummy tuck will help you decide which could be right for you.
Mommy Makeover vs. Tummy Tuck
The main difference between a mommy makeover and a tummy tuck is that a mommy makeover is a combination of multiple cosmetic procedures that might include a tummy tuck, while a tummy tuck is a single procedure.
Many women choose to include procedures such as abdominoplasty, liposuction and breast enhancement in their mommy makeovers. A tummy tuck is included in most, mommy makeovers, but not all.
How to Choose between a Mommy Makeover and Tummy Tuck
When deciding whether to get a tummy tuck or mommy makeover, consider these important factors:
- Your goals. If loose skin and/or separated abdominal muscles are your primary concern, a tummy tuck on its own might make the most sense. However, if you are also looking to increase the size of your breasts or diminish stubborn fat in areas like your hips, waist and thighs, a mommy makeover could be right for you.
- Your timeline. The recovery time for a mommy makeover vs. a tummy tuck is pretty similar, so if you think you might be interested in additional procedures down the road, you might consider wrapping them into one mommy makeover now, rather than spreading them apart and experiencing several recovery periods.
- Your budget. While a mommy makeover generally costs more than a tummy tuck because it includes multiple procedures, it is more cost effective to combine multiple procedures rather than paying for individual procedures here and there.
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