Everything You Need to Know About Mommy Makeovers
Posted April 26, 2023 in Mommy Makeover
Becoming a mom is one of the most rewarding experiences, but let’s be real: it’s hard. Even before you’re expected to take care of a newborn, pregnancy and childbirth can take a serious toll on the body. Part of self-care as a mom means addressing these physical changes, but diet and exercise often fail to produce the results women want. That’s where Mommy Makeovers come in!
You may have heard of the magic of a “Mommy Makeover”, but how much do you know about it? This combination procedure could help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure. Keep reading to learn all about this plastic surgery treatment that countless women are raving about.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to address the physical changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth. It can be completely customized to meet your individual needs. Most women get a Mommy Makeover to address common problem areas such as a belly pooch and sagging, deflated breasts, along with stubborn fat deposits wherever they appear. In most cases, your procedures will all be performed in one go to minimize the costs and interruption to your schedule, and to get you your results as soon as possible.
What are the Common Procedures Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Your Mommy Makeover can be customized to include whatever you need, but most commonly it includes breast surgery, tummy tuck, and liposuction. The breast surgery portion usually involves a breast lift with breast augmentation.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The best candidates for a Mommy Makeover are:
- Women in good general health who are finished having children
- Women who have experienced breast volume loss and tissue sagging
- Women with loose abdominal muscles and skin
- Women with stubborn fat deposits that diet and exercise cannot correct
What are the Risks and Potential Complications of a Mommy Makeover?
As with any surgical procedure, there are risks and potential complications associated with a Mommy Makeover. The most common risks are scarring, bleeding, infection, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Some women may also experience complications with their breast implants which must be corrected with additional surgery. Your surgeon should discuss the risks with you before your procedure, and you should feel free to ask any questions to get your concerns addressed. Choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon will reduce your risk, and they will also give you careful pre- and post-operative instructions to minimize your chances of complications.
How Long is the Recovery Time after a Mommy Makeover?
It’s very important to give your body the full recovery time it needs after a Mommy Makeover. You will likely need to take a full 10-14 days off work. There should be no heavy lifting for several weeks, and you may have significant swelling for 6 weeks after your procedure. You will need to carefully follow your doctor’s recommendations, and call on a partner or supportive friend or family member to help with childcare while you are down.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies depending on the number and extent of procedures you desire. Facility, anesthesia, and equipment fees can all affect the ultimate price of your Mommy Makeover. On average, the price of a Mommy Makeover ranges between $9,000 and $15,000.
What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
The benefits of a Mommy Makeover can include improved self-confidence, enhanced physical appearance, and the ability to address multiple areas of concern with a single surgical procedure. Many women report that getting a Mommy Makeover was one of the best decisions they ever made. Read more about the benefits of a Mommy Makeover here.
How Do I Choose a Qualified and Experienced Surgeon for a Mommy Makeover?
Choosing a qualified and experienced surgeon is crucial for a safe and successful Mommy Makeover. Look for a surgeon who is board-certified, has extensive experience performing Mommy Makeovers, and has a proven track record of producing excellent results. It’s also important to have a consultation with your surgeon before the procedure to discuss your goals and concerns and to ensure that you feel comfortable with their approach.
How Should I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
Before you even meet with your surgeon for your initial consultation, you can begin preparing for your procedure. Make sure you have decided you are finished having children, that you will be able to rely on someone for childcare during your recovery, and that you have been working to get your body as healthy as possible. This includes having a healthy diet and regular exercise routine. At your consultation, your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions on how to prepare for your procedure, including any guidelines for eating, drinking, and taking medication in the days leading up to your surgery.
Are the Results of a Mommy Makeover Permanent?
The results of a Mommy Makeover are designed to be long-lasting. If you maintain a healthy lifestyle, take care of your body, and avoid future pregnancies, your Mommy Makeover results may last you for many years! Bear in mind that aging as well as future weight fluctuations and pregnancies could impact your Mommy Makeover results over time. Many women feel that the improvements in their physical appearance and self-confidence following a Mommy Makeover are well worth the investment. As you do your part to maintain a healthy lifestyle and to follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions, you can help maximize the longevity of your results.
Dr. Andres Taleisnik is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has performed many Mommy Makeovers to improve the lives of mothers like you. Dr. Taleisnik can help you decide which procedures to include in your Mommy Makeover and answer any additional questions you may have about getting a Mommy Makeover. To schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Taleisnik, call (657) 294-8375 or contact us online today.