Childbirth is one of life’s miracles, and giving birth is a true honor. If only giving birth didn’t wreak so much havoc on your body!
Following childbirth, and after breastfeeding, many women fondly remember the bodies they used to have. Somewhere along the line and during the childrearing process, many women experience sagging hips, a surge of belly fat, love handles, and other bodily imperfections.
A mommy makeover can help you feel better about your body again. The term “Mommy Makeover” describes several procedures in one. There are many benefits to having this incredibly popular surgery, and the results can give you your pre-baby body back!
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover combines several procedures aimed at restoring the shape and proportions of your body. The surgery is popular with mothers after childbirth and breastfeeding. You should be finished having children by the time you start considering a mommy makeover. You should also be around your ideal weight. The procedure can help you fulfill your body shape goals by transforming your body nearly all over.
Popular Surgeries Combined with the Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover typically includes the following cosmetic surgical procedures.
A breast lift can restore your breasts to pre-pregnancy conditions following breastfeeding. The act of breastfeeding can cause the tissue on and around the breasts to sag. The breast lift secures the breast at a higher position on the chest for a natural appearance. The breast lift can also involve the repositioning of the nipples and areolas to match your newly lifted breasts.
Your breasts can be boosted in size, shape, and symmetry with breast augmentation surgery. This procedure involves breast implants to add volume to your breasts and correct asymmetrical differences. The implants are made of saline or silicone and are placed under the chest muscle for a natural-looking size boost.
Natural Breast Augmentation:
While breast implants use saline or silicone to add size, natural breast augmentation involves the implantation of your own fat into your breasts. The fatty tissue is first extracted from a donor site on another area of your body. You may have fat taken from your abdomen, hips, buttocks, or another area where excess fat is present. This fat extraction process gives you the added benefit of slimming another area of your body while your breasts get a subtle volume boost. The results look extremely natural and will help to accentuate your curves.
Liposuction is used during the natural breast augmentation process to extract fat from your donor site. You can also use this procedure on other areas of your body to improve your natural silhouette. Common lipo sites include the neck, back, flanks, hips, upper thighs, and upper arms.
Pregnancy can cause you to build up belly fat on your abdomen. You might also experience sagging skin in this area. Many women discover that this fatty tissue and excess skin can’t readily be exercised or dieted away. Surgery is the only option, and the tummy tuck is the surgery to save the day. The tummy tuck can give you a flatter tummy once the swelling from the procedure goes down. You will also have stronger abdominal muscles. You might even have more prominent ab muscles once you’ve fully healed.
Body lift procedures let you tighten and tone various areas of your body, such as your upper arms and upper thighs. You can also have your bra area lifted, depending on how much fat is present and how much the skin hangs. If you have bat-wings or bingo-wings, an arm lift might be right for you. Flabby thighs can benefit from a thigh lift. And excess fat that catches on your bra or that becomes uncomfortable for you can be eradicated with a back lift or bra lift. These surgeries give you younger, more rejuvenated skin. Ask your cosmetic surgeon about the scarless body lift, which uses Renuvion J-Plasma technology for safe and effective skin tightening.
5 Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Mommy Makeover Procedure
1- Are You a Good Candidate?
Before you undergo a mommy makeover, you should be in good health with no plans to have future children. If you smoke, you might want to consider quitting before surgery for your safety and to improve your aesthetic outcomes.
2- What Do You Want to Improve?
You might be tempted to choose a head-to-toe mommy makeover. For safety reasons, your cosmetic surgeon will likely limit the number of surgeries you can have during any given session. Your surgeon will do whatever is best for your aesthetic goals while ensuring your safety. Definitely tell your cosmetic surgeon about any areas of your body that cause you stress or discomfort. Examples could include a saggy neck, saggy breasts, too much belly fat, a saggy bottom, a flat bottom, saggy thighs, and flabby arms.
3- Do You Have Realistic Expectations?
While a mommy makeover can help you look better and younger, even, your surgeon is not a miracle worker. You should not expect perfection once you wake up from your surgical procedure. If you can manage to have expectations like firmer, more youthful skin, you’ll be more likely to be satisfied with your results. Your cosmetic surgeon will help you manage your expectations by showing you before and after photographs and by discussing the outcomes you can expect.
4- Are You Educated About the Mommy Makeover?
By now you know a little more about what the mommy makeover entails. What you may be asking about is cost. How much are the fees associated with the mommy makeover? The cost of a mommy makeover can range from $9,000 to $20,000 and may or may not include surgeon fees, surgical facility fees, and other surgery-related expenses.
5- Have You Scheduled a Cosmetic Surgery Consultation?
The first step to undergoing a mommy makeover is to select the best cosmetic surgeon you can find. A quick Google search may point you to several cosmetic professionals in your area. When choosing a cosmetic surgeon, you want a professional with experience and years of clinical training. Most of all, you want a cosmetic artist with before and after photographs and testimonials from happy patients. This lets you know that the surgeon has an excellent track record. Most importantly, it lets you know the cosmetic surgeon can give you the aesthetic results you want.
If you live in Los Angeles, California, look no further than Dr. Babak of Moein of Moein Surgical Arts. A Los Angeles native, Dr. Moein has decades of experience as a trained and experienced cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Moein is one of the few surgeons in the country who is dually trained in both cosmetic body contouring and bariatric surgery. His artistic hand can give you the post-pregnancy body you want. If you want your pre-baby body back, scheduling a consultation at Moein Surgical Arts is your next logical step.