Many women struggle with changes to their bodies after childbirth. While having a baby is one of life’s most exciting and rewarding experiences, it does change the body in ways that can be unexpected. Sagging and enlarged breasts, excess fat in the abdominal region, and loose skin are all common complaints of new mothers.
However, mommy makeover surgery can quickly reverse these unwanted developments and sculpt your body into your desired shape. Learn more about mommy makeovers with our comprehensive guide.
What Is Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Understanding what a mommy makeover consists of helps you determine whether it’s the right solution for you.
A mommy makeover combines several different plastic surgeries into one session to restore or enhance your body’s shape. Since every woman has her own different concerns following childbirth, the surgery is fully customizable and tailored to your needs.
Most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck and breast surgery. Sometimes, women choose to add other treatments such as liposuction, vaginal rejuvenation, and facial revitalization for more dramatic results.
Women often notice significant changes to their breasts following childbirth. It’s not uncommon for breasts to sag, lose volume, or become overly heavy. You can choose the type of breast surgery most appropriate to your needs, whether it’s an augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction.
Some patients choose a combination of breast procedures to obtain their desired results.
Many women benefit from a tummy tuck. Pregnancy causes significant weight gain over a short period, and the skin stretches to accommodate the body’s needs. After childbirth, some women find that their skin doesn’t bounce back.
Others suffer from diastasis recti, a condition where the abdominal muscles separate, making it difficult to regain a tight appearance in the abdominal region.
Liposuction can remove any excess fat pockets that appear from pregnancy. Some women find new, excess fat in the abdominal region, while others find their thighs and buttocks rounder following childbirth.
Finally, natural childbirth can loosen the vaginal muscles. Vaginal rejuvenation restores suppleness to the vagina, reducing the risk of urinary incontinence and improving sexual function.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Women who have given birth make the best candidates for mommy makeover surgery. As with any cosmetic surgery, it’s best to be within a specific range of your target weight before the surgery. Adopting a healthy diet and exercise program in the months following childbirth can enhance your results.
Certain medical conditions and habits may prohibit a mommy makeover procedure. To determine whether you meet the guidelines for the surgery, schedule a consultation with us. We’ll review your medical history and perform a complete examination to determine whether a mommy makeover is right for you.
What Are the Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery?
There are several advantages to undergoing a mommy makeover, including:
Multiple Surgeries In One Session
Mommy makeover surgery combines all of the common body complaints of moms into one surgical session. Thus, you won’t need to seek a tummy tuck one month and a breast augmentation six months later.
You take care of all of the changes to your body in one session, eliminating the need to undergo general anesthesia and recovery multiple times.
After your recovery period, you’ll see dramatic changes in your body. You’ll regain a tight abdominal area, be rid of excess fat pockets, and have enhanced breasts. Most patients find that their clothes fit better and feel more comfortable in clothing they may have previously avoided.
Stretch Marks Gone
It’s not unusual to develop stretch marks in the abdominal area, especially if your pregnancy required you to gain more weight than you’re used to carrying.
Patients often complain about stretch marks in the abdominal area following childbirth. Depending on the placement of your stretch marks, undergoing a tummy tuck in a mommy makeover may remove them entirely.
Works for Any Mom
You can choose a mommy makeover whenever you like — whether your last child is now a toddler or a teenager. The mommy makeover is a relatively recent combination of procedures tailored to fit any mom’s needs. You don’t need to be the newest mom on the block to undergo the treatment.
How Long Does a Mommy Makeover Procedure Last?
The length of your procedure will depend on various factors, including the number of areas you’ve elected to treat. More extensive procedures may require more time in the surgical room.
Most mommy makeovers last between three and six hours. However, we’ll be better able to advise you of the length of time required for your surgery once we understand your treatment goals.
When Will I See the Results from My Mommy Makeover?
Recovery from a mommy makeover takes time. Patients usually need at least two weeks for their initial recovery, sometimes longer. We’ll discuss your recovery plan with you during your consultation.
Most patients don’t see the full results from their mommy makeover surgery for up to six months. It takes time for your body to adapt to all of the changes and heal. However, once the body has fully recovered, the results are dramatic.
Patients are often very pleased with their results. Moms who have waited for years to undergo mommy makeover surgery sometimes wish they had chosen to do it much sooner.
Schedule Your Consultation for a Mommy Makeover
If you’re ready to see how mommy makeover surgery can benefit you, it’s time to schedule a consultation. Contact Image Center in Huntington Beach or Irvine, CA, to arrange an appointment with us. We look forward to serving you soon.