Mommy Makeover: Is It Right for You?
After having children, many women find themselves displeased with the changes in their bodies, even after reaching their ideal weight post pregnancy. Loose skin around the midsection, lost volume and sagging in the breasts and stretch marks are all common outcomes of carrying a child(ren) to term. After maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle post-baby, many women still need a little help to fully rejuvenate their bodies. That’s where a mommy makeover can help.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
While the specific treatment areas included in a mommy makeover vary depending on the patient, it typically consists of a tummy tuck and a breast procedure. If lost volume in the breasts is a concern, a breast augmentation (with implants) may be recommended. If the patient is experiencing sagging of the breasts, a breast lift procedure may be chosen. The tummy tuck portion of the procedure, also known as an abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat from the abdominal area and for some, tightens the muscles.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Fix?
The most common physical conditions that lead women to seek cosmetic surgery after pregnancy include the following:
- Sagging, smaller, or uneven breasts
- Breasts that are too large for the body frame and cause back pain
- Loose skin and stretch marks in the abdominal area
- Fat deposits in the area of a C-section scar
- Excess fat in the hips, thighs, and love handle area
Is This Procedure Right for Me?
If you think you may have more children in the future, it’s smart to postpone the surgery until your family is complete. An additional pregnancy will affect the results of the mommy makeover. If you are ready for a mommy makeover, you will need to commit to maintaining your current weight post-procedure to preserve your results. Overall, women who have this procedure must be in good physical health, with a positive mental outlook and realistic expectations of the results.
If you’re considering a mommy makeover, the first step is a consultation with an experienced surgeon, like Dr. Franckle, who is affiliated with the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Call 856-772-6500 to schedule your consultation today.