After having children, many mothers discover that their bodies have changed dramatically. For many women, not all of the changes are wanted, which has led to the rise in popularity of the “mommy makeover.” The mommy makeover is simply a combination of cosmetic procedures that are tailored to meet the specific needs of mothers who are interested in reclaiming their pre-childbirth bodies.
Pregnancy can be an extremely taxing experience on the female body. Beyond the physical act of childbirth, the female body will experience a variety of changes in the size of the breasts and figure. Breastfeeding can result in changes in the size and shape of breasts as well. Another common issue is that some women are concerned about the excess stretched skin of the abdomen.
It is recommended that women who are considering a mommy makeover should be sure that they have achieved their desired weight first, have good nutrition, drink less than 2-3 alcoholic beverages weekly, quit smoking, are exercising, and have a support system for them and their family for the entire recovery period.
The mommy makeover is generally a reference to a combination of a breast lift or augmentation, liposuction, and/or a tummy tuck. Each cosmetic procedure can be tailored to meet the specifics of the patient’s body and goals. For example, with breast augmentation, the patient will have to choose the size, shape, and texture of their breast implants — and may even choose whether or not they are interested in augmentation in the first place. The mommy makeover can be varied to meet your specific aesthetic goals.
The most important part of ensuring the best results of a mommy makeover is discussing your goals openly and honestly with board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin. Arrange an appointment with the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery.