Pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing can alter the appearance of a new mother’s body. Through a combination of plastic surgery procedures, the mommy makeoverhas helped countless women regain their pre-baby body and self-confidence.
You’ve given so much of yourself to your children – now it’s your turn to treat yourself. If you’re considering a mommy makeover, the following FAQs will help you decide whether it is right for you.
What Does a Mommy
A mommy makeover can be completely customized – you get to choose which set of procedures you’d like to undergo. Whether it is breast lifts with breast augmentation, tummy tucks, or liposuction, your surgeon will help you decide which procedures best suit your needs.
The most commonly performed mommy makeover procedures are:
Breast Augmentation: Breasts may undergo dramatic changes during and after pregnancy, including loss of shape, volume, and symmetry.
Breast Lift: Breast augmentation does not significantly lift the breasts alone; many mothers choose a breast lift or lift/augmentation combination.
Tummy Tuck: Childbirth can stretch the abdominal muscles in which they cannot return to normal without surgery. During tummy tuck surgeries, excess skin and fat are removed, and abdominal muscles are tightened for a lean, fit appearance.
Liposuction: Areas of stubborn fat that need contouring after pregnancy can be addressed with liposuction.
In addition, many women choose noninvasive treatments like Botox or dermal fillers to smooth away the signs of stress and aging.
Who Is an Ideal Candidate
for a Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates include women who wish to correct cosmetic changes caused by pregnancy. Good candidates should also be near their goal weight, as significant weight fluctuations can negatively affect results. If pregnancy is planned in the future, it is recommended to postpone your mommy makeover until you’re done having children.
Are the Results Permanent?
Mommy makeover procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and tummy tuck surgery are long-term. When paired with a healthy lifestyle, expect to enjoy your results even longer. Becoming pregnant again or gaining a significant amount of weight may reverse your results.
What Is Recovery Like?
Depending on which procedures you undergo, you’ll probably need about a week or two to recover. Ask about rapid recovery breast augmentation, it cuts down expected recovery times to about 24 – 48 hours, without the need for surgical support bras.
With tummy tucks, recovery will be a bit longer due to the nature of the surgery. Most patients can resume work after two weeks. For breast and tummy tuck surgeries, strenuous exercise should be avoided for 4 – 6 weeks.
Will I Have Scars?
There will be scarring but most incisions will be carefully made within the natural creases and contours of the body, whenever possible, minimizing visibility. Many patients find that most types of clothing and even bathing suits can easily hide scars.
How Soon Can I Have a Mommy Makeover After Giving Birth?
Women considering a mommy makeover should wait at least six months after giving birth and completing breastfeeding. This allows hormones to return to normal levels, skin to tighten up, and give you enough time to healthily hit your target weight.