Becoming a mother is an incredible experience, but many women find themselves shocked and discouraged by the toll it takes on their bodies. A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that address the post-pregnancy body all in one session.
A Mommy Makeover can mean different procedures for each woman, and it can be tailored to address the areas causing the most frustration and anxiety. For many women a Mommy Makeover involves a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and liposuction.
One reason Mommy Makeovers are appealing to so many women is the idea of one surgery and one recovery. Although recovery time can vary based on the procedures performed, a one-time recovery period of two to four weeks off work and/or getting help around the house and with the children is much more desirable than several surgeries and several recovery periods.
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover are women who don’t plan to have more children, who are at a steady weight with a healthy diet and exercise, and who are in good overall health.
It is possible to have a healthy pregnancy after a Mommy Makeover, but pregnancy can affect the results of the surgery and will often require follow-up procedures in order to reassess and readdress post-pregnancy body concerns.
Women who eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly often see the best results as a Mommy Makeover is not a weight-loss solution. The best time to consider a Mommy Makeover is after you feel you have attained as close to your ideal body as you can with a healthy diet and exercise. The procedure is meant to help you reach those goals that just may not be possible without help due to changes in the body after pregnancy and childbirth.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons estimates 62 percent of mothers consider plastic surgery as a way to get their pre-baby bodies back.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Mommy Makeovers or want to schedule a consultation, call us at the Cosmetic Surgical Arts Center today at 425-276-7103.