Recovery: 2-4 weeks for full results
What is a Mommy Makeover?
While babies are a blessing, the effects pregnancy can have on the body are not. Diet and exercise do not always produce the results new mothers desire.
For those who struggle in the gym but long for the body they once had, a mommy makeover can help you return your body to pre-baby shape, boosting your confidence and improving your self-esteem.
A mommy makeover combines popular cosmetic procedures designed to reshape and contour the body, and virtually any procedure can be included. The combination of surgeries to be used in a mommy makeover depend on your individual needs, but commonly includes a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and breast augmentation. Some other procedures you may consider including in your mommy makeover are a breast lift (mastoplexy), breast reduction (reduction mammaplasty), scar revision for those who had a C-section, and a thigh lift. Dr. Kayastha’s mommy makeover for you consists of procedures custom-tailored to your individual needs to improve not only your appearance, but your self-confidence, so you can concentrate on being the best mother possible.
What can a mommy makeover do for me?
- My body changed after pregnancy
- My breasts are deflated and sagging after pregnancy/breast feeding.
- I have loose hanging skin and stubborn fat that I can’t get rid of
Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
A good candidate for a mommy makeover should be done having children and be in good overall health. Those who are unhappy with post-pregnancy body concerns such as sagging tissue and stubborn fat can benefit from the mommy makeover for full body rejuvenation. A consultation is required to determine exactly what combination of procedures would best help you achieve your goals.
Mommy Makeover FAQs
Mommy makeover most commonly refers to body contouring procedures used to improve the appearance of one’s abdomen and breasts. This usually means some form of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and a breast lift. If additional breast volume is required, an augmentation can be added to your breast lift. Other areas can also be addressed with a thigh lift, upper arm lift, liposuction, or scar revision.
Prior to your mommy makeover procedure, you should have everything you need for a successful recovery at home. This includes picking up any prescriptions and supplies you need for a comfortable recovery process. If you have small children, you will want to arrange for a friend or family member to help with their care. You should also arrange for someone to drive you home from your procedure and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.
Your body should be completely recovered from pregnancy and childbirth before considering a mommy makeover surgery. This usually means at least six months since your delivery or since you finished breast feeding. This ensure that your body is strong enough to recover successfully from your procedures. If you plan to have more children in the near future, you should hold off on having your procedure.
If you plan on having more children, it is best to delay your mommy makeover. If you have surgery and have kids afterwards the normal changes associated with pregnancy may cause dropping of your breasts or loosening of your midsection. This may mean additional surgery to regain the best results.