Why Would I Want a Mommy Makeover?
No one can deny that mothers are superheroes! After one (or multiple) pregnancies and births, a woman’s body undergoes some of the most miraculous transformations to bring life into the world. For many mothers, giving birth can change their bodies in ways they would’ve never imagined, or simply in ways that they do not prefer. Mothers may have developed excess fat and skin around the abdominals, stretch marks, lax breasts, and more. Fortunately for these moms, board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon Dr. Adibfar and his medically-trained team can create a tailored procedure to help every mother get as close as possible to their pre-pregnancy physique. Enter, the Mommy Makeover!
If you haven’t heard the term before, a mommy makeover is a general description referring to a classification of plastic surgeries that work complimentarily to get back a pre-pregnancy body. Due to the nature of this group of surgeries, patients should always seek the experience of an acknowledged board-certified cosmetic plastic surgeon as mommy makeovers are specifically tailored to each mother as their bodies will all vary tremendously.
Some of the most common problem areas that mothers desire plastic surgery for are the breasts and abdomen. This may include liposuction, tightening of the abdominal wall, a breast lift and/or breast implants, removal of excess skin, and more. We’ve found that this combination of procedures works wonders on mothers struggling with confidence who desire to look closer to the way they did before bearing children.
Women interested in undergoing a mommy makeover should also have concluded their child-bearing years and have waited for their hormones to stabilize after giving birth and nursing. Mothers should come to the office feeling healthy and have stabilized their weight. Plastic surgery should never replace the necessity for a healthy lifestyle including a balanced diet and physical exercise. As mentioned, each mommy makeover will differ from patient to patient. For mothers who’ve given birth vaginally, they may also want to undergo vaginoplasty to tighten their vaginal walls and remove any excess folds.
Recovery from a mommy makeover will vary slightly from one patient to the next because they are tailored procedures that can include a combination of minimal to multiple small surgeries. Mothers should expect to carve out up to three weeks of rest to recover and avoid heavy lifting. At this time patients should have some help to guarantee the best possible results from the procedure. Patients who rush back to their daily lifestyle and demanding commitments heal slower and often don’t reap the beneficial results that others who seek rest do.
Mothers who undergo their choice of a mommy makeover are some of the happiest and most satisfied patients after a full and healthy recovery. For these hard-working women, they can enjoy their bodies and social lives while meeting the demands of their families and regain self-confidence which proves the most precious reward.
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