Pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and motherhood can contribute to bodily changes that affect women after having children. When exercise and diet are not enough to achieve a pre-pregnancy body, some women may feel discouraged and lose self-confidence. However, many women elect to have a Mommy Makeover to help to reshape their bodies from the effects of motherhood.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a familiar term for a personalized set of surgical procedures designed to help women address some common effects of childbearing. A Mommy Makeover can include plastic surgery procedures, non-surgical treatment, or a combination of both.
While motherhood is good for your soul, it can be stressful on the body. Although some mothers may have a quick return to their pre-baby bodies, others may have lasting effects of pregnancy such as:
- Stretch marks
- Stretching or separation of abdominal muscles
- Changes in breast shape and size
- Loss of elasticity in breast skin
- Stubborn pockets of fat
- Spider or varicose veins
- Changes in skin health
Some women may experience many of these changes, while others may only experience a few. No matter what your experience, we can tailor a Mommy Makeover just for you.
A full Mommy Makeover combines several surgeries to allow the patient to have numerous benefits from the procedures. Some benefits include a flatter, more toned midsection, lifted perkier breast, the elimination of dimpled sagging skin, and improved body shape.
This procedure is designed to help mothers look as youthful and radiant as they feel. By reshaping the body, mothers can regain their confidence and enjoy their post-pregnancy bodies.
What does a Mommy Makeover involve?
Because pregnancy and childbirth can have significant impacts on a woman’s body, Mommy Makeovers are customized to address the patient’s individual concerns and goals.
Common non-surgical procedures include:
- Non-surgical fat reduction
- Skin tightening treatments
- Cellulite reduction
- Injectables such as Botox or fillers
- Skin resurfacing treatments
Common surgical procedures include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Feminine rejuvenation
A Mommy Makeover can be done one procedure at a time or all at once. Your surgeon will discuss all your options with you and decide on the best treatment plan to achieve your desired results.
Risks and Recovery
The complications of Mommy Makeover depend on the specific procedures used. Surgical procedures have many of the same general complication risks as medically necessary surgeries. Your surgeon will inform you of the particular risks for your surgery during your consultation. Before and after surgery, instructions will be given to avoid these risks.
The recovery time will vary depending on the procedures selected, lifestyle, fitness level, and more. Expect a recovery time similar to that of your most extensive procedure; in most cases, this is a tummy tuck.
In general, you should find full-time assistance for the first two weeks during your recovery process as you will be tender and sore after the procedure. Vigorous exercise or movement and lifting anything over 10 pounds should be avoided for several weeks.
Any woman in good health is a likely candidate for a Mommy Makeover.
Determining the right time for a Mommy Makeover is mostly a personal decision. Certain factors to consider include being fully recovered from childbirth, and if you are finished breastfeeding. Breast surgery and injectables should wait until several months after you are finished breastfeeding to allow the breast to return to stable size and shape. It is also recommended for the best results, that patients are finished having children before undergoing surgical procedures to reverse some effects of pregnancy as this can disrupt Mommy Makeover results.
For more information on Mommy Makeovers or to schedule a consultation, please contact Eastlake Cosmetic Surgery today.