A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical and non-surgical treatments that are performed to help restore the appearance of your body after pregnancy. Some women may choose to undergo these procedures for medical reasons, while others might do it as part of their “image overhaul” or simply just because they want to look and feel better about themselves. Regardless of why you decide on a mommy makeover, there are some things you need to know first.
1. There is no Standard Mommy Makeover
Although some companies offer packages to help you with the cost of your surgery, there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to mommy makeovers. Every woman’s body is different, and her post-pregnancy needs are unique as well! Before committing to a particular surgical or non-surgical procedure, discuss your options with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine what would suit your needs best.
2. Understand the Risks and Benefits of the Surgery
Some procedures have more risks associated with them than others. It’s important to understand these risks before agreeing to a procedure. If any potential complications are too severe or could cause you harm, you may want to reconsider your options. Ask your surgeon about possible results, complications, recovery, and other issues. It’s also important to discuss your general health with your surgeon, both mental and physical, to ensure that you are healthy enough for surgery.
3. Most Mommies Need a Full Tummy Tuck
A full tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is designed to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen area. If you are thinking about getting a mommy makeover, this may be what you need! The thing to remember is that the tummy tuck not only helps you lose more weight, it also restores the look and proportions of your tummy.
4. Most Mommy Makeovers Include Breast Augmentation
Many women find their breasts to become saggy and unattractive after the childbearing process. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure where breast implants are inserted into your breasts to create fuller, more aesthetically pleasing shapes for you and better support structures so that they don’t droop over time.
Breast augmentation surgery typically involves incisions made around or under the nipple (or both) with scars going down below your breast tissue. This type of surgery is usually performed in conjunction with other procedures like tummy tucks, liposuction, eyelid lifts, or chin/jawline reductions.
5. Plan for your Recovery
So, you’ve decided that a mommy makeover is right for you. Great! Now it’s time to start planning your recovery. The first thing you should do before undergoing any procedure is set up an appropriate post-operative care plan with the surgery center of your choice and identify someone who will be able to assist in the days following the operation (whether this means childcare or another form of support). You never know how fast things might get busy after surgery, so it’s best not to put yourself at risk by trying to manage on your own.
Schedule a Consultation
We hope these few points help you know a little more about the mommy makeover process before making your final decision. The first step is to schedule an appointment with one of our highly qualified aesthetic physicians at Allegan Plastic Surgery so that they can assess what exactly it is you’re looking for. Call our office or contact us online to set up your consultation.