what is a mommy makeover

What is a Mommy Makeover?

You know better than anyone that being a mom is hard work. And it takes a serious toll on your body. So it’s normal to want to approve your appearance and get your body back to the way it used to be.

You deserve to feel happy and confident in your body. And you can! With a mommy makeover!

So if you’ve been thinking about enhancing your features and tightening up your body, keep reading for 5 facts you should know about mommy makeovers.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Before we get into the details, let’s briefly talk about what a mommy makeover includes. Mommy makeover surgery is plastic surgery usually performed on the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia or buttocks. These are the areas of the body most dramatically affected by pregnancy, delivery, and breastfeeding.

The goal of a mommy makeover is to rejuvenate and enhance your body. Some of the mommy makeover procedures include:

Modern plastic surgery can produce dramatic results using top-of-the-line technology. It looks more natural and is less invasive than is used to be.

The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is a woman in good medical health who is close to their ideal weight and does not plan to become pregnant again.

1. You Can Customize Your Makeover

Mommy makeovers are unique because women often choose to do the procedures together all at once. However, many plastic surgery offices offer a customized package for a mother makeover. This allows you to choose which areas of your body and which procedures you want.

The typical mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck and a breast lift or breast reduction. However, you can also choose to have other procedures like liposuction, arm lift, or thigh lift depending on what you want.

When you meet with a specialist you can ask about the right procedures for you. You can talk openly with them about the areas of your body that you don’t feel confident about and are hoping to change.

2. The Procedure

It’s normal to be nervous about undergoing surgery. But because of the advances in technology and plastic surgery, the mommy makeover procedures are generally very safe.

Procedures like the tummy tuck and breast lift can be done under local anesthesia or in an oral form of sedation. Generally, each of your chosen mommy makeover procedures will happen at the same time.

After the surgery, you will likely have bandages around the area. The doctor may recommend a compression item to reduce swelling. 

The recovery can take several weeks depending on the procedures you choose. Talk to the plastic surgeon about your recovery process and consider asking questions like the ones below:

  • Should I take any medication or use a topical product to promote healing and avoid infection?
  • Are there certain activities I should avoid for the next few weeks?
  • When is my follow-up appointment?
  • How soon can I shower or bathe after surgery?
  • Who should I call if I have concerns about the recovery process?

A good plastic surgeon will review all this information and more following your surgery. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or have them write down instructions for you.

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3. Mommy Makeovers and Your Sex Life

The truth is that a mommy makeover can’t promise to change your sex life. However, if you have been feeling self-conscious or embarrassed about a certain area of your body and it has prevented you from being intimate with a partner, the surgery may help.

If you are concerned about feeling comfortable with sexual activity you may consider a vaginal rejuvenation procedure. You can look into Votiva treatment for an effective, non-surgical solution. Votiva treatment uses collagen to promote firmness and health of the vagina. 

4. There Are Non-Surgical Options Too

If the idea of surgery makes you uneasy or uncomfortable, there are non-surgical options to restore your body as well. For example, you can use CoolSculpting to shape your arms, legs, abdominals, and other areas without any surgery at all!

If you are interested in your non-surgical options you should also check out the MediEssence™ system which is an effective treatment that helps you shed stubborn areas of fat on your body.

Medical professionals may also suggest a diet and exercise regimen to help you get your body and weight to a place you are comfortable with. So if surgery and treatments don’t sound appealing to you, check out post-pregnancy diet and exercise plans.

You should talk to your doctor before starting any new diet or exercise regimen to make sure it is safe for you.

5. It’s Not Just for Moms

Even though it’s advertised as a mommy makeover, these procedures can work for all women. If your weight has fluctuated or your body has gone through other significant changes, plastic surgery can help.

Everyone deserves to feel happy and confident in their own skin. So whether you’re a mother or not, these procedures can help you feel better about your physical appearance.

Talk to a plastic surgeon about the procedures you’re interested in and whether they would recommend them for you. You can reference the mommy makeover procedure or use terms like tummy tuck, breast lift, or liposuction if you want to be more specific.

Treat Yourself – It’s Mommy Makeover Time

Now that you know a little more about the procedures that make up a mommy makeover, you can start planning the best makeover option for you. The process usually starts with a consultation where you can ask questions and make a plan for your makeover procedure. 

Taking care of yourself with a healthy diet and exercise regimen is highly recommended before and after the makeover procedure. This will produce the best possible results. If you have any concerns about your mommy makeover talk to a doctor or other medical professional.

It’s time to get back to looking and feeling like yourself – you deserve it!

To schedule a consultation or learn more about any of the mommy makeover procedures, contact us today.

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Ben Lee

Dr. Lee received his bachelor’s degree in molecular and cellular biology with highest honors from the University of Colorado in Boulder. He went on to earn his M.D. with highest honors from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Denver, followed by his MBA from the University of Colorado Denver. He completed his surgical internship at the University of California at San Francisco. Going on to train in otolaryngology/head & neck surgery at Duke University Medical Center, working closely with the plastic surgeons during his head and neck residency inspired him to continue training in plastic and reconstructive surgery. After this specialized training, Dr. Lee went on to become Board Certified in Plastic Surgery.

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