It’s no surprise why the infamous mommy makeover continues to gain popularity, especially this time of year. The kids are finally going back to school and most moms have a little more time to spend some TLC on themselves again! Sure, our summers are full of wonderful memories with our children, but it’s officially ‘back to school, and back to you’ time.
If you’ve ever wondered what all the fuss is about with the mommy makeover procedure, it varies from woman to woman, as it should. However, most post-pregnancy moms are looking to get a flatter tummy, tighter skin and firmer breasts. The mommy makeover offers a surgical solution to getting your pre-baby body back, or that hourglass shape you’ve always dreamed of.
What is a ‘mommy makeover’?
The best part of a mommy makeover is getting to choose which target areas you’d like your plastic surgeon to focus on. Typically, most women like to discuss their options to slim down their middle and perk up their breasts. Depending on each mother’s goals, your doctor may recommend surgical and nonsurgical options to help reach the desired results.
What’s included in a mommy makeover?
Every patient is different, so each procedure plan can vary based on the surgeon’s recommendation(s). Typically, the 4 most common cosmetic options women choose in a mommy makeover are:
- Breast Lift – (AKA mastopexy), lifts and repositions the breasts while removing excess skin. This helps reshape the breasts and repositions them with tighter skin as a result.
- Breast Augmentation – (AKA augmentation mammoplasty, or most commonly referred to as a ‘boob job’), uses implants or a fat transfer to enlarge, reshape and resize the breasts for a symmetrical and perky look.
- Liposuction – is used to suck body fat from an area (and sometimes transfer into other areas that desire fullness, like the breasts). This is most commonly performed in the abdomen, thighs and buttocks for mommy makeover procedures. However, some women consider the neck, chin and upper/backs of arms as well.
- Tummy Tuck – (AKA abdominoplasty) helps women get a flat tummy by removing excess fat and skin from the abdomen area. The end result is a smoother, tighter mid-section.
What Should I Expect After Surgery?
After a mommy makeover, you’ll want ample time for recovery. Depending on the procedure plans you and your doctor decide on, the healing process can take 1-2 weeks. It’s normal for swelling to continue for up to 6 months after surgery.
How Do I Choose What’s Best For Me?
Depending on your body goals and what you’d like to achieve after surgery, some or all these procedures may be performed. The best way to make an educated decision that fits you and your body the best is to consult with your plastic surgeon. If you’re looking for a trustworthy and experienced board-certified surgeon in Mt. Juliet or Lebanon, Dr. Lett would love to meet with you.
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