Fashion is a central part of life for most women. As the summer approaches and swimsuits become the destination product for most women who have decided to add to their wardrobe, for some the idea of shopping for the mommy swimsuit is undesirable. The mommy swimsuit is typically a two-piece that either has full coverage up to and over the belly button for the bottom portion, or a full on one piece swimsuit. While some women find this to be acceptable, others detest the idea of wearing a swimsuit that advertises that a woman shape requires a dedicated cover up. This is one of the reasons that patients consult with Dr. Angelchik to determine the best options for obtaining a sexy and more appealing appearance. Patients tell Dr. Angelchik that just because they’ve had a baby they do not want to look frumpy and out of shape especially those who are young and in ideal physical shape. Most complained to Dr. Angelchik that no matter what they do, they are unable to lose the loose and lax skin on the abdomen and because of this- their stomach appears to have a pooch. Dr. Angelchik explains that no amount of diet and exercise will get rid of loose and lax skin. Only an abdominoplasty can take care of loose and lax skin and the muscle that has been stretched due to the pregnancy. An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck improves the contour dramatically and the results could never be achieved through diet and exercise alone. Some patients combine this procedure with breast augmentation to complete the overall shapelessness of their figure. Typically the breast augmentation will include at least breast implants or in some cases Dr. Angelchik may recommend a breast lift for the best results. These combination procedures have come to be known as the mommy makeover. These are very popular because most women like the idea of one recovery and the idea that adding a breast augmentation to an abdominoplasty does not dramatically increase the recovery time for the patient. For most patients the goal is to be able to wear clothes that are more appealing without feeling self-conscious about their bust line or their waistline. The ability to be able to wear a more sexy and appealing swimsuit is a bonus. Patients who are considering body contouring or breast augmentation surgery are encouraged to contact Dr. Angelchik and schedule a consultation.