The mommy makeover is a procedure that has become increasingly popular over the last several years.
What is it exactly?
It is a procedure that allows a plastic surgeon to address several problem areas a woman is experiencing after pregnancy in a single surgery. Pregnancy is tough on a woman’s body and many women have problem areas that exercise alone post-pregnancy cannot fix. Not all mommy makeover procedures are created equal, and it is not always appropriate to combine procedures for every patient. A consultation is the perfect place to start your mommy makeover journey to determine which procedures are possible.
It is quite common that a mommy makeover will include procedures done on both the abdomen and breasts. These are two areas that are affected most by pregnancy due to weight gain and sagging skin. Other areas women may choose to target include arms and thighs.
Your mommy makeover may include one or several of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
- Arm lift
- Thigh lift
Recovery from a mommy makeover requires an investment of your time so it is important to plan accordingly. It is dependent on how many procedures a patient has and which procedures were done to determine recovery time. It can take anywhere from two to six weeks to return to usual activity after surgery. The best mommy makeover results happen when a patient gives their body enough time to properly heal and rest!