Is A Mommy Makeover Right For Me?
The joy of motherhood is real. So are the aftereffects on your body. Pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding all can leave changes, especially noticeable on your stomach and breasts. Not all these effects can be fixed with diet and exercise.
A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery that addresses the concerns of moms and lets them reclaim their bodies. These cosmetic surgery procedures typically include breast lift with breast augmentation and tummy tuck of the abdomen can help you look and feel more like your old self, pre-childbirth.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Do for You?
If the skin on your abdomen is stretched, a mommy makeover is a good choice for you. If your tummy muscles are separated, a makeover can help. If you breasts look deflated, this procedure can give them a boost. If your breasts are droopy, it can provide shape and uplift. If you are left with pockets of fat that won’t budge, it will sculpt and contour.
When you get a mommy makeover from Dr. Tattelbaum, the entire procedure is custom-fitted to your needs and preferences. It often includes:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation (read our guide if you’re worried about whether augmentation will affect your ability to breastfeed)
- Liposuction, especially around the thighs, hips and buttocks
- Tummy tuck
During your consultation, Dr. Tattelbaum will listen to your aims are for the mommy makeover. He will tell you what you can expect and what cosmetic surgery can do for you. He will listen to your concerns and answer all your questions.
The best results are usually experienced by women who have given birth at least six months before the procedure. It is most effective for moms who have completed their families. More pregnancies can have an impact on the results of the procedures. Surgery is best for women who don’t smoke and are in good health.
What Happens During a Mommy Makeover?
The specifics of each mommy makeover depend on what procedures you and the doctor decide on. During your preliminary consultation, Dr. Tattelbaum will discuss your options and what type of results you can look forward to.
He will go into detail about what he will do during surgery, how you will feel and what the recovery process is like.
What Can You Expect after a Mommy Makeover?
After every type of surgery, the patient will experience a certain amount of discomfort. Dr. Tattelbaum will prescribe medication that manages the pain.
Healing time varies from person to person, but you can expect to see results within weeks. The final results take about four to six months after the mommy makeover.