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What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth can be taxing on a woman’s body. It affects many areas of the body, including the stomach, legs, and breasts to name just a few. Nursing can also put a strain on a mother’s body.

A healthy diet and exercise can do wonders in helping you restore your body back to its pre-baby appearance, but often it’s not enough. This is where a Mommy Makeover solution steps in. A Mommy Makeover sounds like a day at the spa, but it’s much more rejuvenating and restorative than a manicure or face mask.

A Mommy Makeover is a package of cosmetic procedures offered by a plastic surgeon that can often be custom tailored to the specific problem areas of the mother. These procedures can often be done in one, single session or they can be broken up into multiple procedures.

Mommy Makeovers typically address common areas affected by pregnancy and childbirth such as the waist, abdomen, vaginal area, buttocks, and breasts. When considering a Mommy Makeover, the mother should consider the amount of restoration desired and the placement of the incisions necessary for the procedure.

Mommy Makeover Included Procedures

Here is a list of some of the potential procedures that can be included in a Mommy Makeover:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Buttock augmentation
  • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • Skin tighteners
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Stretch mark removal

It’s important to note that the recovery time required for procedures increases with the amount of surgical work performed. Mothers that have a young child or children at home may find it difficult to get enough time to themselves to relax for proper healing. Following the procedure or procedures, it’s advisable to enlist the help of friends, family, or a caretaker to help take some of the demands and pressures off of the mother to allow for healing.

When to get a Mommy Makeover

You should also know that a Mommy Makeover should not be done unless you have finished having children. If you aren’t sure if you’ll be having another child in the future then you should hold off on having a Mommy Makeover done. The procedure can be done later when you’ve decided that you are finished with having children. It’s not impossible to give birth again after having a procedure such as tummy tuck, but it will stretch the skin and abdominal muscles. This means that a future pregnancy could potentially undo the effects of the tummy tuck procedure. This would apply to many of the procedures offered in a Mommy Makeover since the procedures are meant to target the effects of childbirth and nursing.

Mothers that are considering getting a Mommy Makeover to restore their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shapes must let their bodies naturally heal for at least six months following the delivery of their latest child before having a Mommy Makeover done. Mothers also need to have already discontinued nursing their babies so the surgeon can get a sense of the actual position and size of the breasts since breast feeding alters these.

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