3 Crucial Questions to Ask Yourself When Deciding on a Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth are incredibly joyous occasions. However, at K Plastic Surgery we also understand that the physical changes brought on by becoming a mother may not be quite as desirable as the profound joy following the birth of a son or daughter. From deflated breasts to muffin tops to love handles, new mothers have their own set of problem areas after childbirth, which can make them long for their pre-baby body. The good news is that a Mommy Makeover can help you deal with such problems.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a collective term for plastic surgery procedures done together to help improve body contours following pregnancy and childbirth. These procedures vary depending on the person but primarily consist of breast augmentation, reduction or breast lift to improve the appearance of sagging breasts and a tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess, sagging skin. Liposuction is also used on the abdomen and other areas of the body affected by pregnancy weight gain and childbirth. Non-invasive procedures such as Botox or dermal filler injections and laser procedures may be included, as well.
Who is a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
When deciding about a Mommy Makeover, it is important that you also ask yourself if you’re actually ready to have the procedure. Here are the three most important questions to ask yourself while making your decision:
1. Are you done having children?
It is best to wait until you are finished having children. Giving birth again after a tummy tuck may re-separate the abdominal muscles that will have been tightened during the procedure. Additionally, the breasts would sag again and fat may build up in previously treated areas, reversing the results.
2. Are you within or near your ideal weight?
Sagging skin is a result of weight loss after birth because the skin has been stretched for a considerable amount of time. It’s often recommended that patients be within 20 lbs of their target weight before liposuction to achieve the best results. In addition to being at your ideal weight, you should have maintained it for six months or so.
3. Are you done breastfeeding?
The enlarged ducts and increased blood vessel activity during breastfeeding may increase your chances of bleeding and infection after surgery. It is strongly recommended that you be completely finished breastfeeding before undergoing any form of surgery.
Your Personalized Mommy Makeover Plan by Dr. Kayastha
If you’d like to learn more about Mommy Makeovers in Albany, NY, we encourage you to get in touch with us by calling our office or filling out an online contact form. Dr. Kayastha is a board-certified plastic surgeon who will customize your results to help you achieve your ideal body.