As you age and have children, your body goes through significant transformations that can be challenging to your self-esteem. From stretched skin to unwanted fat pockets, hanging bellies, or sagging breasts, such changes can be constant reminders of what your body has been through.
A Mommy Makeover is necessary to address the multiple bodily changes that occur following childbirth or significant weight loss. The procedure includes a combination of breast enhancement and body contouring procedures customized to suit your needs and aesthetic goals.
Most patients commonly focus on improving their breast and body appearance with plastic surgery procedures such as:
- Breast augmentation and/or breast lift
- Tummy tuck
The procedure is quite versatile and can potentially include treatments like cosmetic injectables and other facial rejuvenation procedures, vaginal tightening treatments, etc.
A Mommy Makeover truly does wonders in restoring and redefining your entire physique.
Am I the Right Candidate for the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
While the term Mommy Makeover may give the impression that it is reserved for mothers, that is not the case. A good candidate is any healthy individual with realistic expectations of the procedure’s outcome.
For the best optimal results, patients should be close to or at their ideal weight. Therefore, it is important you shed the excess weight beforehand and be willing to commit to a healthy weight and body size post-surgery to ensure the best results.
It is not recommended to choose this surgery if you are considering having more kids in the future, as any further pregnancy may negate the quality of the results.
Surgical Options for Mommy Makeover Procedure
During the initial consultation, your surgeon will evaluate your concerns, review your medical history and recommend a custom treatment plan that addresses your trouble areas and surgery goals.
Breast Enhancement Surgery
The breasts changes you seek to address will dictate whether you get a breast lift, augmentation, or both. Women with significant sagging benefit most from a lift, while those with deflated breasts (loss of volume) achieve a more natural result from augmentation.
These procedures can also be combined.
The best way to correct damaged abdominal muscles or stretched skin is through a tummy tuck procedure. It involves the surgical removal of excess skin and fat deposits along with the repositioning of abdominal muscles to create a tighter, more defined waistline.
Liposuction is commonly used to remove stubborn fat around the stomach, abdomen, thighs, hips, and thighs to create a sleeker and smoother contour.
Recovery Should Be Planned Ahead
While a Mommy Makeover offers the convenience of a single recovery, you need to plan early to ensure a comfortable recovery. The exact amount of time and the nature of restrictions depend on the type and number of procedures performed as well as your body’s ability to heal.
Having an extra set of hands is extremely helpful in the initial days of recovery. Typically, you need about four to six weeks to recover fully. Most patients require at least two weeks to return to work/normal activities and up to six weeks to resume exercising/strenuous activities.
A Mommy Makeover surgery is a transformative yet demanding, extensive procedure. Besides being mentally and physically prepared for the procedure, patients should ensure they are working with a skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who has their best interests at heart.