If you are a mother having a hard time dealing with your post-pregnancy body, consider undergoing a mommy makeover. This term refers to having multiple plastic surgery procedures at one time in order to improve the appearance of post-pregnancy bodies that have changed drastically as a result of childbirth.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), most plastic surgeons find that mothers between the ages of 20 and 39 are the largest demographic of people undergoing plastic surgery. The procedures that are often a part of mommy makeovers include breast augmentations, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and buttock lifts.
The mommy makeover combines procedures in different ways to create a unique outcome for each patient. The procedures that most women consider for a mommy makeover include a tummy tuck, a breast lift with augmentation, and liposuction around the midsection. The combination of surgeries in a typical mommy makeover enhance the breasts while giving the patient appealing contours to the body. Dr. Chiaramonte will meet with each patient to create a unique surgical plan tailored to the patient’s desired outcome.
Women who are not able to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies through diet and exercise alone are ideal candidates for a mommy makeover. Patients are typically satisfied with their results and often wish they would have had the procedure sooner. The surgical options of a mommy makeover help to reverse the unwanted side effects of aging combined with the effects of childbearing.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who maintain proper nutrition and exercise. Women should exercise at least 30 minutes a day by targeting those trouble spots and work to incorporate a nutritious diet. Heavy drinking or smoking should be eliminated altogether, as they can increase the risk of complications from surgery.
One of the most important factors for any mom to consider before they undergo a mommy makeover is to have someone available to assist with their children for at least two weeks after your surgery. Patients will need this recovery time and may require a break from the typical routine. For more information about a mommy makeover, contact the Bella Cosmetic Surgery staff at (301) 567-6767.