The mommy makeover is a treatment that has been getting a lot of attention of women after childbirth. Although abdominal, breast aesthetic surgeries and liposuction are performed separately, today we approach the body as a whole. In this way, it gives much more holistic and satisfactory results with the operations dealing with the whole body. In this context, combined operations where abdominal, chest, back, waist and sometimes butt area are corrected at the same time are performed more frequently and it is called as Mommy Makeover.
What makes up a Mommy Makeover?
The breasts and the abdomen are the two items that most affect childbearing — so that is what a mommy makeover tackles. The individual operations are tailored depending on how much you were affected by childbearing. With a standard abdominoplasty, most women will do great, but women who have been really stretched out during pregnancy may require an extended version to remove the extra skin. A breast lift operation is a solution if your breasts were too big during pregnancy and are now droopy but have an acceptable volume for your body frame. For other women, a breast reduction may be the desired solution if their breasts are larger than desired after pregnancy. The operations are all very easy individually, but the effect can be dramatic when combined as a “whole” solution.
Is a mommy makeover safe?
To begin with, moms should make sure they are physically ready for surgery and also mentally. The surgical flaps used for a tummy tuck or breast lift are particularly vulnerable to the effects of smoking being compromised so that skin loss can occur. That is why if you are a non-smoker that is great for you. If you are a smoker, the longer you stop smoking, the better the operation becomes, and before considering surgery, most surgeons will need a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks of abstinence from smoking. Next, it is advisable to be in good physical shape. As their bodies are accustomed to physical stress and will deal with surgical stress and recover better than those who are out-of-shape, moms who have a healthy exercise program will have an easier recovery. Your weight before surgery also plays a role in the recovery. Studies have shown that in patients with a higher BMI (Body Mass Index), surgical risks of complications related to healing and infection are more common. Ideally, you should have a normal BMI (< 25), and if their BMI is greater than 30 due to the increased risks, I discourage patients from considering extensive procedures.
What kind of results will I get from a mommy makeover?
While almost any mom would benefit from a makeover, the moms who had a good body shape before children, gained a lot of weight with pregnancy, and then managed to cut back to their pre-pregnancy weight through diet and exercise, are the ones who end up with the most impressive results. These moms may have loose skin deflated but will be empty inside and by being “tightened” up will profit the most. A woman who gained significant weight after childbearing will not achieve as impressive a result. Our advice would be to think through all the things you would like to change, establish a healthy diet & exercise regime, and continue doing your research for those moms who are just starting to think about a mommy makeover now.