Pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies, affecting our breasts, tummies, legs and more. After nine months—or more, if nursing—you are probably longing for your pre-baby body. Whether you choose a healthy regimen of diet and exercise, minimally invasive cosmetic treatments, cosmetic procedures or all the above, you might also consider a Mommy Makeover to get back in shape.
Many plastic surgeons are now offering what they call the Mommy Makeover, which addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in a single-session surgery (may be staged into more than one operative session) that typically combines the following:
- Tummy Tuck
- Breast Enhancement – Lift or Augmentation
- Fat Removal with Liposuction
From a cosmetic standpoint, Mommy Makeovers address pregnancy-related changes in both the breasts and the tummy. While this is a great way to take care of two of the biggest post-pregnancy complaints in one operation, it’s important to remember that combining procedures leads to longer surgery time and potentially a greater risk of complications.
The biggest concern with multiple procedures in one surgical session is the length of time the patient is under anesthesia, but a tummy tuck and breast surgery are frequently performed at the same time, and usually take from three to six hours, which is reasonable according to many surgeons.
Other treatments often combined with the Mommy Makeover include:
- Skin tighteners
- Cellulite treatments
- Stretch mark improvement
Women wanting to restore their body closer to their pre-pregnancy appearance
Most plastic surgeons recommend letting the body heal for at least six months after delivery before surgery. You’ll also need to have stopped breast-feeding so your doctor can get an idea of the true size and position of your breasts. If you are done having children, it is safe to go ahead with a Mommy Makeover.
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Last updated: Feb 27, 2018 4:27 am