Is a mommy makeover right for me?
Parenting and the joy of having children can be the most fulfilling part of a mother’s life. There are plenty of great reasons for having those precious babies. Your body will experience changes that come with childbirth. Some of these changes are actually good for your body, your brain, and in many cases even your sex life. Of course, there are some downsides too. Pregnancy, giving birth and breastfeeding can all make changes to your body, especially your breasts and stomach. Exercise and diet can help in getting your body back into shape but sometimes the body needs a little help in getting back to or improving on the pre-pregnancy body.
Not every woman experiences major changes in their bodies after childbirth, but most women do. Stretch marks on their abdomen, breast deflation, sagging breasts and the bulging of the abdominal wall caused by the separation of the abdominal muscles are common. Unfortunately, many of these are permanent including fat deposits such as “muffin tops” and are difficult to get rid of through regular exercise and a healthy diet.
A mommy makeover is a term for several cosmetic surgery procedures that address the needs and concerns of moms to help them reclaim their bodies and confidence. There are no exact procedures that make up the term mommy makeover. Some women have body changes caused by aging or significant weight loss. You do not have to have given birth to benefit from a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover commonly includes non-surgical treatments, cosmetic surgery or a combination of both. The preferable treatments are:
It is also known as Mastopexy. It includes removal of excess & stretched-out skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and raising the nipple & areola into a more forward position, a cosmetic surgeon can create a more youthful breast contour.
The benefits of a breast lift include firmer appearance, improved nipple projection, more attractive breast shape, youthful breast appearance and reduced under breast irritation etc. The end result is a curvier and shapelier breast with less sagginess.
It is a cosmetic surgery procedure to enhance breast shape. Breast size is typically increased by placing silicone or saline breast implants behind the chest muscles or breast tissues.
The benefits of augmentation include added volume and curves, even out naturally asymmetrical breasts, restore breasts after pregnancy and aging, rebuild breasts after a mastectomy and increase self-confidence
Alternatively known as body contouring or lipoplasty. It is a surgical procedure best known as a fat removal procedure. Liposuction is one of the best procedures to help a patient refine her shape, especially around the thighs, hips and buttocks.
The benefits of liposuction include remove fat safely, may reduce cellulite or improve the appearance of cellulite and may boost health due to loss of fats.
Commonly called a Tummy tuck – Tightens and reshapes the abdominal area, helping to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing, slimmer overall appearance. This surgery removes excess fats and skin from the abdomen which results in tightening the muscles.
Eliminating facial lines, creases and other signs of aging can effectively be removed through minimally invasive procedures such as cosmetic and injectable dermal fillers. These treatments can help restore a youthful look and complement other mommy makeover procedures. Frown lines, parentheses wrinkles, marionette lines and facial creases can be reduced or eliminated with non-surgical treatments and no downtime.
Every surgical procedure does leave a certain amount of scarring which will depend on the mommy makeover treatment procedures you choose. Liposuction procedures require a small incision near the area where the fat will be removed. Surgery scars from Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery will be low in the pubis area and are covered by most styles of underwear. Usually, breast enhancement scars are on the underside of the breast and can be covered by bras and bikini tops. Facial injectables typically do not leave any noticeable or significant scarring.
The procedures are always tailored to the individual patient and are not the same for everyone. In fact, a Mommy Makeover does not always include breast augmentation and a tummy tuck. Because each patient’s makeover is unique, the cost of a mommy makeover varies.