Mommy makeover procedures have become quite popular in recent years. Mommy makeover surgery can be ideal for patients who wish to address numerous issues at one time and get their pre-baby body back. Mommy makeovers can save time and money, and they deliver fabulous, dramatic results. Here are things to know if you are considering a mommy makeover.
1. Each Mommy Makeover Is Unique
There is no one standard way to do a mommy makeover. Each patient has different needs, goals, and issues to work on. Some factors that change a person’s body can include weight fluctuation, the natural aging process, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or menopause.
Lifestyle and genetic factors change people’s bodies. For example, aging may make the skin thinner and less elastic. Pregnancy or weight gain may stretch the skin. Weight loss may leave excess skin. Breastfeeding may cause loss of volume in the breasts and sagging breasts. All of these things are taken into account to ensure that each mommy makeover will be perfectly tailored to the individual patient.
2. The Abdomen And Breasts Are Often Included
Becoming a mother is beautiful, but it impacts the body. Mommy makeovers usually include a form of breast surgery and a form of abdominal surgery to address these changes. Some procedures that might be included are:
The overall goal of a mommy makeover is to give patients a look they love. This is done by a combination of procedures that may remove excess unwanted fat or skin, restore breast shape or volume, tighten abdominal muscles, and other improvements.
3. Breast Augmentation Or Breast Lift?
Surgery of the breasts is often integral to a mommy makeover, but it’s important to choose the right option. For women who’ve experienced pregnancy and breastfeeding, the skin may be stretched. Adding an implant to restore volume while you have sagging skin may cause issues later. A qualified surgeon will help decide whether breast augmentation is suitable or if a patient should choose a breast lift to get rid of excess, sagging skin and lift the breast tissue first.
4. A Fully Tummy Tuck Is Usually Required
Often, patients who’ve had children or had significant weight fluctuations will need a full tummy tuck to do what diet and exercise can’t. The mini tummy tuck procedure is more optimal for those individuals who only have loose skin under the belly button.
5. Prepare For Recovery
A mommy makeover is pretty invasive. It’s important to be ready for recovery. There will be movement and lifting restrictions for a while afterward. It is prudent for patients to set up child and pet care if needed. Planning and prepping meals is also a great idea. Being proactive will help make the healing process much smoother.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are in the Sacramento, CA area and are interested in a mommy makeover, contact Dr. Jeffrey Sweat and his staff today to schedule your consultation. Call our office or contact us online to set up your first appointment.