After pregnancy, many moms are expected to bounce back to their pre-baby bodies.
While some women are able to lose pregnancy weight and regain their figures through diet and exercise, most women experience physical changes that may require additional help.
Fortunately, plastic surgeons are able to perform a mommy makeover to address sagging breasts, loose abdominal muscles and skin, and excess fat in the abdomen, flanks, hips, and thighs.
For most patients, a mommy makeover is something that they want to do to look and feel better about themselves.
Women may have friends that have had this procedure or know of celebrities or social media stars that have had a surgical body transformation. Such is the case with Teen Mom’s star Briana DeJesus, who recently underwent a Mommy Makeover procedure.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover includes several plastic surgeries, which may be performed at once, to help women reshape and contour their bodies after they have given birth.
Many patients will be treated with a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, and other body contouring treatments.
Who’s a Good Candidate?
Most plastic surgeons recommend that women have a mommy makeover once they are finished having children.
Many female patients may begin considering this series of surgeries anytime during their child-bearing years, but may delay treatment until after their last pregnancy.
Additionally, women that are breast-feeding will often wait until they have transitioned their child to a bottle or solid foods, before undergoing any type of surgery.
What Surgeries Are Involved?
A breast lift can tighten breast issue, remove excess skin, and resize or reposition the breast and areola for a perkier appearance. Women, especially those that breast feed, may also have a breast augmentation to address volume loss.
An abdominoplasty or tummy tuck tightens muscles, eliminates saggy skin, and creates a new belly button to restore feminine curves and a streamlined silhouette.
Additionally, liposuction may be perfumed on one or more areas of the body to target excess fat, and a Brazilian butt lift can boost a women’s less than pert backside.
For DeJesus, her doctor combined a tummy tuck with a breast lift.
“I did a tummy tuck, a breast lift with an implant exchange because she did have implants from before—she wanted to be smaller, higher and perkier—so we changed her implants out for smaller ones,” said Dr. Miami, via E! News. “And we also did some contouring and reshaping of her booty, of her shape overall. We did that, I think it was a week ago Monday.”
Depending on the number of procedures, women may have one to four weeks of downtime following a mommy makeover. They can expect to be evaluated by their surgeon several times during this period.
Patients will receive detailed post-operative instructions from their treating physician including exercise and other physical restrictions. They will continue to be under the care of their plastic surgeon for routine follow-ups over the next 12-18 months.
Additionally, it’s important for patients to have physical and emotional support from their significant other, family, and friends during the recovery process.
If you would like additional information about a mommy makeover, please call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment.
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