Will I Have Scars All Over My Body After Mommy Makeover?

Will I Have Scars All Over My Body After Mommy Makeover?

Date 17 Jan 2024  

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Mommy Makeover Surgery

Mommy makeover transformation is an aesthetics improvement option for mothers who have decided to not go ahead with pregnancy again. It is tailored to the needs and preferences of the mother. It involves a set of cosmetic surgeries, especially for the face, breast, and abdomen that help women get their pre-pregnancy body appearance. The most common mommy makeover procedures include breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. They are performed by plastic or cosmetic surgeons.

Many mothers who consult plastic surgeons in Hyderabad at Eternelle Aesthetics for a mommy makeover show their concern about scars after their surgery. No one would want to have unappealing scars. But, does mommy makeover leave scars? If yes, then where and what steps can be taken to reduce their appearance? This post answers your questions very well. Keep reading to learn about scars after a mommy makeover. 

Scars Following my Mommy Makeover Transformation?

Unfortunately, yes. Wherever a surgical incision is made, scars are expected to be seen on the skin afterwards. Although scars are sure to be left behind, having no to least visible scars after a surgical intervention from a mommy makeover transformation is a possibility.

The scars develop after a mommy makeover procedure because of the natural repairing or healing of the wounded skin by the body. During the natural healing response of the body, the collagen and other cells start rushing to the operated site to rebuild the skin and tissue. This results in scar tissue that does not appear the same as the old or nearby skin and thus there is an obvious appearance of a surgical scar.

If a smaller incision is made, the resulting scar is also small. So, wherever possible, the surgeon can help reduce the visibility of scars by making incisions in the inconspicuous body sites.

If you choose a well-trained highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon for your mommy makeover in Hyderabad, your scars will be minimally visible. Even if you wear less clothing like a two-piece bikini, the scars will remain hidden, as the mommy makeover surgeon at Eternelle Aesthetics will plan the making of surgical incisions so well.

Where Will My Mommy Makeover Scars Appear?

The locations where mommy makeover scars will appear will depend upon what procedures you have chosen to include in your mommy makeover transformation. Here are the common mommy makeover procedures and their typical scar locations:

  • Breast lift scars- Based on the incision patterns, there are three kinds of breast lift scars possible: Doughnut, Lollipop, and Anchor. The doughnut scar appears around the outer edge of the areola while the lollipop scar is an extended version of the doughnut scar where an additional vertical scar runs down from the areola bottom to the under-breast crease. The anchor scar includes the lollipop scar with an additional scar in the inframammary fold.
  • Breast augmentation scars- The common incision types and resulting scars possible with breast augmentation include Inframammary, periareolar, and transaxillary (in the armpit).  
  • Tummy tuck scars- Depending upon the type of tummy tuck procedure chosen, there are different scars possible. In a standard tummy tuck, the scar is made is found in the lower abdomen, extending from hip to hip, just above the pubic region. The incision made in the extended tummy tuck leaves scars beyond the hip bones, towards the lower back. In some cases of tummy tuck, a vertical scar may run up to the navel.
  • Liposuction and fat transfer scars- The scars are only a few centimeters as keyhole incisions are made to insert a cannula. For fat transfer, the only scars left behind are liposuction.  

How to Minimise Scars After A Mommy Makeover?

There is no way that mommy makeover scars can be eliminated, but their appearance can be reduced. Here’s how:

  • After the mommy makeover surgery in Hyderabad, it is important to properly follow every instruction of the plastic surgeon.
  • Avoid exposing the surgical scars to sunlight. The harmful UV rays from the sun can damage the scar tissues and make them more pigmented and prominent.
  • Do not put pressure or strain on the scars. It is advised to avoid stretching the incision site in any way during recovery. The stretching of the incision can disfigure the scar and even cause the opening up of the incision, thereby delaying its healing.
  • After the healing of the incision site, scar therapy is recommended. There are different scar reduction options available such as certain lotions, serums, and silicone sheets. Their use over time can help fade away the healed scars. You can consult your plastic surgeon to know the best scar therapy options for you. The option recommended to you will depend upon what surgical procedure you have undergone.    
  • Do not massage the surgical scar unless the plastic surgeon permits. After the healing of the surgical incisions, a plastic surgeon may recommend a regular regimen of massage to provide less noticeable, flatter scar tissue.
  • Try laser therapy on healed incision sites to heat destroy the targeted scars and get a rejuvenated appearance.

Set Up Your Mommy Makeover Appointment Today!

Do not put off your consideration for a mommy makeover transformation because you are concerned about having unappealing scars. Mommy makeovers can help you achieve your pre-pregnancy figure and feel more like yourself again. By going ahead with them, you can restore your confidence and be motivated to lead a healthy lifestyle.

If you have decided to pursue a mommy makeover, contact Eternelle Aesthetics, and request a consultation with our plastic surgeons today! We have the best trained highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeons who can help you achieve your well-deserved body of dreams. Our surgeons plan your mommy makeover scars so well. After our mommy makeover in Hyderabad, you will have so refined scars that could naturally blend with your skin tone perfectly within a year of your mommy makeover transformation.