Five Facts to Know About Mommy Makeovers
Mommy Makeovers, or as I like to call them, “postpartum restorations”, continue to grow in popularity. More women are now combining some of the most common cosmetic surgeries to improve their physique after giving birth. And because Mommy Makeovers are so popular, you can find lots of information on them, but not all of it is true. I decided to share these Mommy Makeover facts with you, which should give you some idea on what to expect if you are considering this procedure.
FACT #1: Commonly Combined Mommy Makeover Surgeries
As I mentioned, childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s body. The way pregnancy and childbirth change your body will help you decide on the surgeries you want for your Mommy Makeover. Fortunately, there are a number of options when it comes to combining surgeries. Here are some of the most common ones that I perform:
- Breast Augmentation, Reduction, Breast Implant, Breast Lift
- Liposuction & Tummy Tuck mini or full
- Brazillian Butt Lift
FACT #2: You Can Get the Surgeries Done Simultaneously
When I do a Mommy Makeover, It is common to combine surgeries at the same time. Scheduling them separately will mean taking up more of the patient’s time, and the people around them. While there are limits to the amount of surgery that can safely be performed in a day combination surgery where appropriate can mean one recovery and cost savings.
FACT #3: You Shouldn’t Get A Mommy Makeover Immediately After Childbirth
Many new mothers are eager to get back to their pre-pregnancy body, but the body needs time to heal. Also, keep in mind that giving birth and caring for a newborn can be challenging. The type of surgeries you have in mind will also dictate your timing. Take breast surgery, for example. A woman’s breast will continue to change until the breastfeeding stops. A general rule of thumb for this surgery is to wait 3 to 6 months after you’ve finished breastfeeding, and if you’re not breastfeeding, 3 to 6 months after delivery. Tummy tucks are best done when patients are at their normal weight again, and the uterus has shrunk back to normal. Some women wait at least one year before undergoing a Mommy Makeover. Something else to keep in mind is future pregnancies. It’s best to wait until you’re done having babies before your Mommy Makeover.
FACT #4: A Mommy Makeover Will Not Give You Instant Results
Results from the surgeries will vary, depending on the type of surgery, the individual, and their lifestyle. You may not see full results for several months after the surgery, but results should be long-lasting. Women can maintain their Mommy Makeover by staying on track with a healthy diet and exercise plan. A healthy lifestyle goes a long way.
FACT #5: A Mommy Makeover is Not Limited to “Mothers”
While Mommy Makeovers got their name from new mothers who wanted to restore their bodies after childbirth by having combined surgeries, any woman can get the customizable Mommy Makeover. Many other women would benefit from this combination of procedures, and many of them take it a step further and also undergo non-surgical or minimally-invasive procedures or treatments. These include skin tightening treatments, and injectables (Botox and fillers).