A growing number of mothers are undergoing a Mommy Makeover which used to be referred to as a trend, but this procedure has gained popularity year after year. What exactly is a Mommy Makeover? A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a group of procedures a woman uses to regain her pre-baby body—and possibly even improve it. Usually done in a single surgical session, it typically involves a tummy tuck, to tighten the belly and repair muscles; a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift, to raise saggy breasts or replace lost fullness; and liposuction, to help with body contouring. It may also include vaginal rejuvenation or a Brazilian butt lift.
Many new moms tell us that months after their baby is born, they have been asked when their baby is due. Realizing your body has lost its original shape can be devastating, leaving you with a feeling of helplessness and frustration. No amount of exercise can tighten ripped fascia, join separated muscles, or remove loose skin. Pregnancy and breast feeding can cause major changes in your breast, including loss of volume and sagging skin. A mommy makeover can help reverse the effects of childbirth.
Get your pre-baby body back. You should do it for yourself, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image. You may be a candidate for a mommy makeover surgery if:
· You are in good medical health
· You are at your ideal body weight
· You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
· You are finished with childbearing
Following your surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or surgical bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist and buttock areas.
Recovery time for a mommy makeover depends on what combination of procedures you’ve had done, but it’s safe to assume that you’ll need at least two weeks off work—up to six weeks, if your job is highly physical. Swelling will start to subside in two to three weeks, though you won’t see your full results for up to six months. Over time, the implants will settle, and the scar lines will improve, however, they will never disappear completely. There are trade-offs, but most women feel these scars are small compared to the large improvement in their self-confidence after surgery. Your results should last a decade or more, provided you maintain a healthy lifestyle and don’t gain a lot of weight.
Feel like a new person, wear that two-piece bathing suit again and regain your confidence. As with any surgery you are considering, make sure you consult with a specialty trained board-certified plastic surgeon.