A mommy makeover is usually the first cosmetic surgery procedure that comes to mind for women who wish to feel more confident and uncomfortable about how their bodies look after giving birth to a beautiful child.
While some new mothers never experience the need for body-altering surgeries, others wish to at least explore the idea, since dieting and exercise don’t always resolve whatever it is that might be causing a new mother to explore her options.
But what is a mommy makeover and what’s included with it?
A mommy makeover is a set of various cosmetic surgery procedures that can be done to help women get their bodies back into shape after they’ve given birth.
Through the natural process of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, a woman’s body produces miracle after miracle. Some of these miracles, for some mothers, leave behind visual evidence of such a journey.
It’s beautiful and often necessary, but modern society is fast-paced and wide-eyed and looking good has “never been more important” than it is today.
Combining multiple plastic surgery procedures into a single operation is a cost-effective way for patients to reach their cosmetic goals and only have to go through one recovery period.
We’ll cover everything there is to know about the mommy makeover and what comes with this type of procedure.
What Does Mommy Makeover Mean?
The body goes through a lot of changes after giving birth.
The breasts get larger and then smaller, the muscle in the stomach get looser, and extra weight builds up in the hips, thighs, and buttocks.
Since everybody is different, some people have a harder time than others getting back to the shape they were in before they got pregnant.
A mommy makeover is a great way for women who aren’t happy with how they look after having a baby to get their self-confidence back.
The term “mommy makeover” actually refers to a series of surgeries done at the same time to improve the look of parts of the body that have been most affected by having children.
A mommy makeover is a set of procedures that are different for each patient and can include:
- Breast implants
- Lifting the breasts
- Reducing breast size
- Tummy tuck
- Mini tummy tuck
- Brazilian butt lift
- And non-surgical treatments
At least six weeks have to pass after giving birth before a mommy makeover can be done. Women who have been breastfeeding should wait six weeks after they stop as well. You shouldn’t get a mommy makeover until you’re done having kids, because having another child will undo the results from the surgery which defeats the purpose.
That said, a lot of women still get a mommy makeover and continue getting pregnant. While it is not recommended it certainly is possible.
How Does a Mommy Makeover Work?
As we’ve previously mentioned, a mommy makeover is a fairly common set of cosmetic surgery procedures that are done at the same time during one operation. These procedures are a breast lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction normally of the tummy and lower body. In fact, these are the most common types of plastic surgery for women as a whole.
If needed or wanted, breast augmentation with implants may also be done, and women who have had a Cesarean section may choose to have their scars fixed at the same time.
The most common changes to a woman’s body after giving birth and breastfeeding are weight gain and stretching of the skin in the abdomen, and loss of firmness and possible “deflation” of the breasts. All of these problems can be fixed with these procedures.
The benefit of a mommy makeover is that all of the results happen at once, and the recovery times for the different procedures are added together. In one fell swoop, a woman gets or gets back the body image she wants.
What to Know Before a Mommy Makeover
If you think a mommy makeover is right for you, you will need to meet with your surgeon for a consultation first. There are some very important things you need to know before this first appointment.
Because most mommy makeovers involve multiple invasive procedures, you will need to be in good health to be considered.
Before you can have invasive plastic surgery, your doctor will need to give you a clean bill of health and say that your health is good enough for it.
Also, you should talk to your doctor about how the medicines you take will affect the surgery and your recovery.
Not only do you need to know about the pre and post surgical requirements but it’s important to note that a mommy makeover is often more expensive than other plastic surgeries because it involves more than one procedure.
That said, a lot of women prefer to get one surgical operation with multiple different surgeries at once, rather than get surgeries done at different times which means they need to be away from work or their kids for longer.
The mommy makeover allows women to go through one recovery period and be back on their feet afterwards.
The mommy makeover is highly popular for women and mothers looking for a full body makeover. The best part about this operation is that each and every patient can tailor their surgical experience based on what their goals are and get the exact procedures that will help them achieve those results.