What is a Mommy Makeover and Am I a Candidate?

Woman's torso

Being able to carry a child during pregnancy can be one of the most rewarding experiences of motherhood. But the effects of pregnancy and childbirth can also change your body in many different ways. Many women struggle to try to regain their pre-pregnancy figures after having a child and if you have had multiple pregnancies, it can tend to make the struggle that much harder.

Diet and exercise may not be enough to address the issues you are having. This includes the loss of volume in your breasts, loose skin, excess fat, and weakened abdominal muscles. A mommy makeover, which is a comprehensive combination of plastic surgery procedures, may help improve the shape of your breasts, abdomen, and waistline, restoring your body to closely resemble your pre-pregnancy appearance.

Every mommy makeover is unique and is customized to meet your personal needs. Each of these procedures can be performed alone or in combination with another procedure. By combining procedures you can reduce your recovery time and make a more spectacular change to your body.

Typical mommy makeovers can include:

  • Breast augmentation
    Breast augmentation is designed to restore volume to your breasts with breast implants.
  • Breast lift
    Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift removes excess skin and tightens up your surrounding tissue so that you have a more youthful look to your breasts.
  • Tummy tuck
    Also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck will remove the excess skin that has stretched during your pregnancy and residual fat around your midsection leaving you with a smoother and flatter abdominal area.
  • Liposuction
    After your pregnancy, you may have fat deposits around your midsection, thighs, and back. Liposuction will remove those pockets of fat and sculpt your body.
  • Vaginal rejuvenation
    Vaginal rejuvenation may include labiaplasty, the restructuring of the vulva, trimming the inner or outer lips. 

There is no specific age for mommy makeovers. The best time for your procedure depends on when you are physically ready and mentally prepared to invest in yourself. Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women who:

  • Are in overall good health
  • Are at or near your desired target weight
  • Are no longer breastfeeding
  • Are not planning to have more children
  • Are a non-smoker
  • Have someone to help you at home post-surgery

After your mommy makeover, you should continue to have follow up visits with your doctor at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery. It’s important to continue your exercise regimen and eat a balanced diet so that you can enjoy your new body for years to come. 

To learn more about how the doctors at Cold Spring Plastic Surgery can help you regain your pre-baby shape or achieve the body contours you’ve always dreamed of, please call today at 631-470-9650 to schedule an appointment or click here to schedule a consultation

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