A Mommy Makeover is a set of procedures designed to help a woman bounce back after having children. The procedures involved are carefully selected in order to restore certain areas of the body back to their former glory.
There can be many reasons for considering a Mommy Makeover, but before getting down to the details, it’s first important to make sure you are a suitable candidate for the surgeries.
What Makes a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
A good candidate can be a mother or, contrary to its name, a woman who hasn’t had children but is also experiencing similar effects due to aging or fluctuations in weight.
For moms, it’s important to wait at least three months after delivering your baby—and until you are fully done breastfeeding—before considering a Mommy Makeover.
This is so your weight has time to stabilize, and your plastic surgeon can get a proper feel for your breast size and position. Thinking about having more children in the future?
Now you’ve got more of an idea of your eligibility, it’s time to get down to the reasons why you might consider having one. From breast lifts and augmentations, to tummy tucks and liposuction, a Mommy Makeover offers the chance for a complete transformation to be made without the lengthy recovery time of having the surgeries individually. Here are four of the more common reasons for choosing to have a Mommy Makeover:
You have pockets of fat on the stomach that won’t go away
It’s difficult—if not impossible—to target localized pockets of fat with diet and exercise alone. But thankfully, this is a common condition we see at our surgery which can be effectively treated with the tummy tuck or liposuction portion of the Mommy Makeover.
Your breasts have decreased in size and volume
Your breasts grow during pregnancy to make room for expanding milk ducts, causing them to loose volume and fullness when the glands eventually shrink. Many women turn to breast augmentation—inserting saline or silicone implants of your desired size underneath existing breast tissue or muscle—to help give their breasts a more fuller and rounded look.
Your breasts are sagging and the top portion of your breasts is flat
Aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can all contribute to your breasts losing their firmness and started to sag. To give them a boost and help them appear more youthful again, a breast lift with or without implants, can easily be performed as part of your Mommy Makeover.
The skin on your stomach is loose and stretched out
Loose and excess skin can occur for many reasons, including as a result of weight loss, pregnancy, or simply due to the body’s natural process of aging. Whatever the cause, if you are looking to once again have that taught and toned tummy, all signs point to having a tummy tuck.
Dr. Michael R. Whetstone, a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years experience has performed hundreds of these procedures and has a reputation for being at the top of his field. If you would like to learn more about the Mommy Makeover, or book a consultation at Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery, leave us a comment or give us a call on (972) 831-8822.