Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
October 26, 2015
Childbearing can take a toll on the body. Even if you lose the weight you gained during your pregnancies, you may be contending with loose skin, stretch marks, and sagging breasts. A so-called “mommy makeover” is a set of surgical procedures that help achieve the goal of restoring the youthful appearance of your body before the baby. Though the term mommy makeover is a marketing term and the services it entails may vary, it often includes a breast lift or augmentation along with a tummy tuck.
Along with breast and abdominal surgery, many women also opt for liposuction in the stomach, back, and arms, to get rid of stubborn deposits of fat that diet and exercise haven’t conquered. The best part about a mommy makeover is that it is customized for you. You can choose the areas of your body that you would like to focus on, and our medical team can create a mommy makeover treatment plan that is tailored to you, your body, and your needs.
You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you have stretch marks or sagging skin on your breasts or stomach; smaller or larger breasts that you are comfortable with; large, stretched, or misshapen nipples; extra tummy fat; and weak abdominal muscles. In addition, candidates for this surgery should be in overall good health and be at close to the ideal weight for their body type.
Women who opt for the surgeries should also be in good emotional health and be realistic about the types of results they can expect, as well as be ready to embark on the healthy lifestyle that may be necessary to maintain the surgical changes. Before having the surgery, you may need to quit smoking, limit alcohol use, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise for at least 30 minutes most days of the week.
For most people, the surgeries associated with a mommy makeover are safe and free of serious complications. The most common complication is scarring though these are hidden as much as possible by the surgeon and tend to become less noticeable over time.
If you’re unhappy with the changes in your body after having children and interested in a mommy makeover, contact us today at Transformations Plastic Surgery. During the consultation, we invite you to discuss your desired results, and we will work with you to determine a treatment plan to achieve those results.