The mommy makeover is one of today's most popular combination plastic surgery techniques, designed specifically to address common issues faced by women who have been through pregnancy and breastfeeding.
"Mommy makeover" is a catch-all phrase that refers to a specialized combination of body contouring procedures performed together or separately to improve the physical changes that linger long after pregnancy. One reason for its popularity is that the mommy makeover has no set components; each procedure is custom-tailored to fit the individual patient's unique needs. However, the surgical approach generally starts with a breast and abdomen contouring procedure, then adding additional elements as needed.
The skin on my stomach is stretched out and loose.
My breast have dwindled in size and are saggy.
The top portion of my breasts are flat and have no volume.
I have pockets of fat on my stomach that won’t go away.
BECAUSE A MOMMY MAKEOVER COMPRISES SEVERAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES - THINK LIPOSUCTION, BREAST SURGERY, AND TUMMY TUCK - IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF THE DETAILS THAT ACCOMPANY THE PROCEDURES
Both a C-section and hysterectomy incision are made on the lower part of the stomach, which your plastic surgeon can remove during the full tummy tuck portion of your Mommy Makeover. Any extra skin that hangs over the existing scar can be removed and tightened, resulting in just one scar and a much smoother contour.
Establishing healthy habits before surgery will help prepare your body for recovery and also help you maintain your results afterward. Furthermore, intense workouts may be off-limits for a part of your recovery time, so adhering to a healthy diet will be essential.
Some women experience the same body concerns as mothers, even if they have never been pregnant. The combination of procedures is available to anyone looking for the transformative results that a Mommy Makeover provides.
Speak to your doctor about the medications you will need following surgery and see if there are any you can get in advance so you won’t have to worry about them immediately after your procedures.
A tummy tuck provides the cosmetic benefit of a flatter, smoother midsection. This alone can improve your outward appearance and self-esteem, but there may be even more benefits. Some research has suggested that a tummy tuck may help relieve urinary incontinence and back pain following pregnancy.
Avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, and herbal supplements, as they can increase bleeding.
You must wait until your surgeon has given you the go-ahead before heading back to the gym. Expect not to work out for at least six to 12 weeks until you are fully healed and your doctor tells you it’s safe.
Because a Mommy Makeover usually entails a tummy tuck and liposuction, it’s important that you are at an ideal weight for your height and body type. If not, you may not be happy with your results.
Depending on which procedures will be included, your surgeon may space out some procedures rather than performing them all at once.