Becoming a mother is such an incredible moment in life; however, this life-changing moment often comes with changes to your body. It’s certainly difficult to bounce back after having a baby, but new mothers are starting to turn to plastic surgery to achieve their pre-baby body. A very common set of procedures, known as the “Mommy Makeover”, is sweeping the nation and putting a smile on new mothers’ face. So, what exactly is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that contours the body after pregnancy and childbirth as many of these physical changes cannot be altered with a healthy diet and exercise. Although the term “Mommy Makeover” is new, the procedures that make up this makeover have been conducted safely and successful for quite some time. Some of these procedures can include but are not limited to, a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, a buttock augmentation. Other nips and tucks may include liposuction or vaginal rejuvenation.
These makeovers are customized to the mommy who has chosen to undergo these procedures. So, if you’re concerned about tighten your stomach and lifting your breasts then your Mommy Makeover would most likely include a Tummy Tuck and a Breast Lift. Simply work with your plastic surgeon to construct the perfect combination of procedures to address your concerns.
Why get a “Mommy Makeover”?
Get an extra pep in your step.
Mommy Makeovers have become increasingly popular because of the toll pregnancy takes on a woman’s body which can affect their self-esteem. There are many benefits associated with these procedures. One of them being that women that undergo these procedures feel rejuvenated and benefit from a boost in self-confidence. This confidence boost not only comes from having their “body back”, but also from the positive reactions from those around them. These mothers have great satisfaction as they now have a beautiful new baby as well as a new look for themselves.
Reduce the cost of plastic surgery.
Plastic surgery can become an expensive process; however, undergoing a mommy makeover can dramatically reduce the costs as multiple operations are taking place at one time. When two or three procedures are being conducted simultaneously it reduces the cost by avoiding occupying multiple days in an operating room. Also, you avoid paying multiple plastic surgeon fees which would be dished out for each procedure you undergo individually.
Reduce your plastic surgery recovery time.
Not only are the costs reduced, but the downtime after surgery is cut down as well. Plastic surgery recovery can be anywhere from a few days to a few weeks depending on how the procedures that you undergo. As a new mother, it’s important to cut down recovery time as much as possible as most recoveries include weight restrictions which can restrict the mother from holding her new baby. It’s important to understand that most surgeons recommend waiting at least six months after giving birth before considering a mommy makeover. This wait period enables the mother time to recover from the pregnancy itself!
When to Consider a Mommy Makeover?
If you are a new mommy who feels that pregnancy has negatively impacted your breasts, tummy, etc., then a mommy makeover is right up your alley. Schedule a consultation with our chief plastic surgeon, Dr. Z, to discuss what your ideal mommy makeover would be. You will be able to discuss the procedures, recovery time, pricing, and more.