What You Need To Know About A Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy can take a significant toll on a woman’s body. In addition to the physical effects, the demand on women to have perfectly tight, slim figures after a pregnancy is displayed page after page in magazines with celebrities looking as if they haven’t given birth a week ago. You must consider, however, they made huge efforts during their pregnancy with safelight exercises and maintaining a healthy weight. This will save you tremendously on issues your surgeon may need to address once you dive in for a Mommy Makeover; such as a surgical resection to remove excess skin from weight gain.
What A Mommy Makeover Involves
A Mommy Makeover is a personalized combination of procedures that are designed to address changes in your body caused by pregnancy. Your surgeon can perform a personalized Mommy Makeover to help you achieve the body contours and tone that is right for your figure. Your custom makeover typically includes a combination of the following procedures: a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift.
The term ‘Mommy Makeover’ may differ in meaning from surgeon to surgeon, but ultimately it is a combination of breast and body procedures to help specific areas you’re wanting to address.
Breast Procedures Will Address
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Widening of the areolas
- Drooping of the breast
- Loss of breast volume
Due to these changes in a woman’s breast, candidates for mommy makeovers may desire breast lift, reduction, augmentation or a combination of procedures. If you have breastfed, you may have experienced a loss in volume in your breast size. When your breasts expand and contract over time to accommodate all the milk, it will leave the breast tissue flat and sagging. It is also not uncommon for women to find their breasts are actually smaller than they were pre-pregnancy. This is why many opt to do a breast lift and breast augmentation.
Abdominal Surgery Will Address
- Love handles
- Stretch marks
- Excess skin
- Widening of abdominal muscles causing a “pooch”
- Drooping of the pubic region
As for the abdomen, most candidates desire a tummy tuck with muscle tightening; this can also include liposuction to the love handles and even the inner and outer thighs. Sometimes pregnancy can leave the abdominal muscles damaged. The expansion of the tummy to accommodate a baby can cause the two lateral sections of muscle to permanently tear. The result leaves the post-pregnancy body with a ‘pooch’ because the tissues and organs are no longer compressed by the muscles. An expanded stomach can affect not just your body image, but lead to issues with painful back strain. This can only be addressed through a tummy tuck.
Consider This Before Your Mommy Makeover Consultation
A mommy makeover is an invasive surgery. It is important you are in good health at the time of the procedure.
- Wait at least six months after giving birth before having surgery and quit smoking at least three weeks before the procedure. Your body is still recovering from a pregnancy – jumping into a surgical procedure working on multiple areas of your body would be too much to handle.
- If you are managing any conditions or diseases that may affect your recovery, make sure you get a clean bill of health from your doctor.
- Maintain a healthy weight at the time of the procedure. It is ideal that you have lost the majority of your baby weight by this time. Make sure you do not exceed 25 pounds over your normal weight.
- Budget according to what you want. While this is only one procedure, you are getting surgery addressing multiple areas of the body.
- You should be done having children.
How The Mommy Makeover Could Benefit You
Benefits of a mommy makeover procedure include the ability to create balance in a woman’s overall look, one recovery, and often a significant reduction in cost because many practices offer multi-procedure discounts. The confidence you can gain from this procedure could open the world to you, but you should do this for yourself. Feel free to be open and honest with your surgeon about your wants, fears, and expectations. It will be worth it!
Schedule Your Consultation for a Mommy Makeover with Arlington Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anthony Nakamura today.
Dr. Y. Anthony Nakamura is a Texas Plastic Surgeon and Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Nakamura is Medical Director of Accent on You. With over 25 years of plastic surgery knowledge, Dr. Nakamura takes a personal approach to every patient while continuing to provide excellent care. Dr. Nakamura has been named 2015-2016 Top10MD an honor only 1-in-3 doctor’s in the United States succeed with this recognition. To schedule your appointment contact Dr. Nakamura at 817-417-7200.