When to Consider a Mommy Makeover and What Are its the Benefits?
Pregnancy and childbirth can have a toll on body shape. Many women try to restore their post-pregnancy body shape with diets and exercise, but that’s not enough to get good results.
Fortunately, with the mommy makeover procedure, plastic surgeons can help improve the look of sagging breasts, excess skin, stubborn layers of fat, and weakened abdominal muscles.
What is a mommy makeover?
While you’ve probably heard of mommy makeover surgery, you might be amazed when you find that it can be personalized based on the needs of each patient. Mommy makeovers aim to lift and contour the body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding using a series of cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction, breast lift, and tummy tuck.
The scope of treatment will differ depending on the cosmetic goals of each patient, but it ultimately aims to improve body shape and self-confidence.
What does a mommy makeover involve?
Our specialists at Novomed use several cosmetic procedures during a mommy makeover, and they tailor each patient experience to suit their needs and goals.
The choice of cosmetic procedures performed during a mommy makeover is up to you, and our plastic surgeons will help you decide the suitable procedures that help you achieve the desired body shape.
The most popular options are:
- Tummy tuck
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a procedure that removes extra skin and fat from the abdominal area. Plastic surgeons can tighten the weakened abdominal muscles while removing excess skin and fat to contour the abdominal region.
Liposuction is a procedure that removes stubborn fat pockets from the abdomen, back, underarms, thighs, hips, and buttocks. The treatment is sometimes combined with lifting procedures, such as a tummy tuck and a lower body lift to achieve a more contoured appearance.
- Breast augmentation
Breast tissues are usually affected by childbirth and breastfeeding, losing both firmness and fullness. Breast augmentation gives the breasts more volume for a more sculpted, aesthetic appearance. Breast implants, which come in different sizes, shapes, and types, can help restore the volume and firmness lost due to pregnancy or breastfeeding.
- Breast lift
Excess sagging skin is one of the most common effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding. While breast augmentation can provide volume to your breasts, it won’t fix drooping. A mommy makeover frequently includes a breast lift to correct sagging breasts, tighten the tissues, and realign the areola (nipple).
- Arm lift
Loose skin and excess fat in the upper arms can appear due to different factors, including aging and weight loss. An arm lift or Brachioplasty can remove excess fat and skin in the upper arms, resulting in a more contoured shape.
When to consider having mommy makeover surgery?
Deciding the right time for a mommy makeover is a personal choice that you can make with the help of your plastic surgeon; however, you should keep the following factors in mind when you opt for this procedure and determine what it will involve.
- You need to wait until you fully recover from childbirth.
- You should wait several months after you finish breastfeeding before opting for a breast augmentation or lift to ensure that your breasts have returned to their normal size and shape.
- It is recommended to wait until you are finished having children before undergoing surgical lifting procedures, such as tummy tuck, breast lift, or lower body lift surgery; otherwise, it is better to choose non-surgical body contouring and skin treatments.
Mommy makeover benefits
Tightening loose skin
One of the main complaints among women after pregnancy is sagging skin. A tummy tuck will tighten the skin surrounding your stomach and sides, making them look tighter and skimmer.
Getting rid of stretch marks
Pregnancy causes the skin to stretch beyond its normal flexibility, resulting in stretch marks. They usually fade over time, but they make many women feel self-conscious about wearing certain clothes. Fortunately, stretch marks can be successfully treated with a tummy tuck.
Restore your slim body shape
Pregnancy can affect many areas of your body, and many women find that diet and exercise alone are insufficient to restore their pre-pregnancy physique. A mommy makeover can help you improve your body shape by getting rid of excess skin and stubborn fat.
Restore the fullness and firmness of your breasts
Pregnancy has the unfortunate side effect of causing your breasts to droop and lose their firmness. A breast lift can help improve the shape of your breasts, whereas breast augmentation helps increase their volume, and either procedure can be performed during a mommy makeover.
Boost your self-confidence
Childbirth can take a heavy toll on your body image and self-esteem. A Mommy Makeover is an excellent approach to boost your self-esteem by addressing the negative consequences of pregnancy on your physique.
If you’re thinking about getting a Mommy Makeover, the first step you should make is to book an appointment with Novomed. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can assist you in determining which treatments are required to achieve the best results.