The mommy makeover is a series of plastic surgery procedures all wrapped up in one treatment. It’s a great option for women who have had children but want to reclaim the body they had before pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. It’s highly popular when moms find that dieting and exercise alone don’t achieve their ideal bodies.
Although the mommy makeover always includes procedures such as tummy tuck and breast augmentation, it can be customized to fit each individual woman’s needs. A mommy makeover can be one of the most expensive plastic surgery procedures available, however, so it’s normal to wonder if it’s worth it. Here’s what to know about a mommy makeover and what you can expect.
The mommy makeover has a high satisfaction rate among patients who want to address changes in their bodies that were brought on by pregnancy and breastfeeding. According to one survey that was released by the Harris Poll via RealSelf, around 97 percent of all women who had undergone a mommy makeover said that the treatment was well worth it. It also made the top 10 list of aesthetic procedures. It’s also one of the most-performed plastic surgery procedures each year.
Often, moms find that dieting and exercise alone aren’t enough to bring them back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. Unfortunately, certain issues cannot be corrected by traditional means and require surgery to address. Among those concerns are deflated or stretched breasts, separated abdominal muscles, stubborn pockets of fat, and excess skin. The mommy makeover can address all of these issues in a single procedure. It can lift the breasts, tighten the abdomen, eliminate excess fat, and remove excess skin. You can even work with your plastic surgeon to determine a treatment that is tailored just for you to help you achieve your goals.
Certain cosmetic treatments are short-term investments. These can include injectable treatments and other non-surgical options. However, others, including the mommy makeover, are long-term. The results of your mommy makeover, no matter what combination of cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures you choose, will last a long time as long as you maintain a healthy lifestyle and prevent future pregnancies. This means that you can enjoy your new body as well as better self-confidence and self-esteem for years to come. This can make it a worthwhile investment.
The best way to determine whether a mommy makeover is the right option for you is by meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During a consultation, Dr. Homas or Dr. Brostrom can help you explore your options and create a customized surgical suite. To get started, we invite you to contact New Image Plastic Surgery by calling our San Antonio office or filling out our online form.