Recently, the mommy makeover has grown in popularity, with moms desiring to look and feel their best, as quickly as possible. While many may have heard of this procedure, they may not have a full understanding of what it entails. If you or a loved one is interested in a mommy makeover, here is what to expect.
First of all, the mommy makeover is focused on doing what it describes and reversing the effects of childbirth on the body. Since every woman’s body is unique, the procedure is highly customizable and can address each patient’s wants and needs.
Because childbearing can greatly affect the abdomen and breasts, a mommy makeover takes care to address those areas. A tummy tuck can help to remove excess abdominal skin, as well as tighten weak abdominal muscles. Breasts that have lost their volume can benefit from a breast lift, which will restore them to a perkier position. Those moms who desire larger breasts can benefit from a breast augmentation, while those who wish to have a smaller breast size can benefit from a breast reduction.
Sometimes, women who have experienced pregnancy have trouble with taking off the pregnancy weight gain. Liposuction can remove this excess pregnancy weight, aiding in regaining a pre-baby body. A lower body lift may also be able to help those with excess skin around their lower abdomen and hips.
Are You a Good Candidate?
While most women who have experienced pregnancy can benefit from a mommy makeover, it is important to wait until you are certain you are finished having children before undergoing these procedures. Also, women should be healthy, non-smokers with a healthy Body Mass Index or BMI. Patients with higher BMIs may be at a higher risk for surgical complications, so sticking to a regular workout routine can help to get your body surgery ready. Finally, patients should be aware that there will be downtime involved, and to plan on taking the necessary steps to have support with child care needs. Plan to take two weeks off from work, and schedule a family member or babysitter to help care for your little ones.
If you believe you may be able to benefit from a mommy makeover, take your first step to a more confident you by calling our Baltimore office today! A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rosenberg is a great opportunity to discuss your individual aesthetic goals, and get your body back into its ideal shape and form.