Pregnancy can leave lasting physical effects on your body, which is why many women struggle with their appearance after childbirth.
Excess skin and a protruding abdomen coupled with the deflation and drooping of breasts can lead women to look for an option to get back to their pre-baby body—a mommy makeover can help.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of different cosmetic surgeries that help identify and treat multiple problem areas after pregnancy and childbirth. While a typical mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck and breast surgery, other cosmetic procedures that target other areas changed by childbirth can be included as well.
This can include any one or several of the following procedures depending on your aesthetic goals:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
Is a Mommy Makeover right for me?
A Mommy Makeover is a great option for women who are suffering from body image issues after childbirth. Although the body continues to change for many months up to one year postpartum, women who have tried other methods with little to no success may turn to cosmetic surgery as a solution.
However, all surgical procedures involve a certain amount of risk, and you should have a discussion with your board-certified plastic surgeons regarding your:
- Surgical goals and expectations
- Overall health, including current or past medical conditions, past surgeries, and current medications
- Outcomes of surgery and potential risks or complications
When should I plan to have surgery?
Our surgeons recommend waiting until at least 1 year postpartum to undergo any cosmetic surgery. Women undergoing breast enhancement procedures should ensure they wait at least 6 months to a year after breastfeeding before considering surgery.
It is highly recommended to delay the procedure until you are finished having children. A mommy makeover may not be the right option for all patients, but for those whose bodies take a toll after childbirth, certain procedures can help restore a sense of confidence.
Patients considering this procedure should ensure they have a thorough consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at 574-968-9100 option #2!