Recently while doing a consultation for a mommy makeover with a patient and her husband, the husband asked us, ‘So what all is included in a mommy makeover package?”
While having never thought about this specific question, it does bring to mind that all women are different, but the needs common to moms may also be present in all women. The mommy makeover has traditionally been used to address areas of the body affected by pregnancy; this surgery can also benefit anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight or experienced a dramatic body change.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Address?
- Change in breast size and shape, including sagging, drooping nipples and stretched areolas
- A saggy tummy with loose skin
- Widening of your six-pack muscles, also known as diastasis recti
- Pockets of fat excess at your waist, tummy, hips, thighs, and arms that do not improve with weight loss
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of popular procedures, including a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, liposuction, or others. It can benefit anyone interested in body contouring and transformative results. These surgeries can be combined when in the safe hands of a board-certified plastic surgeon. (You can learn more about finding a skilled plastic surgeon in our related blog post.)
What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?
The types of procedures in a mommy makeover can be customized to each patient, helping to best address each individual’s problem areas and goals. Depending on the procedures selected, benefits can include perkier breasts, a flattened tummy, and a snatched waist, as you can see in our patients’ before and after pictures.
In addition to physical benefits, many women also report feeling more confident after surgery. A patient recently reported that she wore a two-piece bathing suit for the first time in years—and did not run for her cover-up immediately after getting out of the pool.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
Good candidates should be within a healthy weight range and/or as close to their ideal weight as possible. A mommy makeover and body contouring is not a weight loss surgery.
We do not perform elective surgery on patients who smoke or use nicotine products due to the increased complication risk (wound healing, infection).
Younger patients typically have more elasticity in their skin and can often expect a better result. You should wait until you are done having children for a tummy tuck. Also, if you recently had a child, we recommend waiting 6 months afterward to ensure a better long-term result.
The Aesthetic Society offers additional information about things you should consider before having a mommy makeover and factors that may affect your suitability for the procedure.
Taking That First Step to Your New Shape
A mommy makeover is a great way to regain a youthful body image and your confidence. If you are thinking about having plastic surgery, schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss your specific situation. You can request a consultation at Lonestar Plastic Surgery’s Frisco, TX, office using our online form or by calling us at (214) 937-4879.
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