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Mommy Makeover Guide

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Juli Albright
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.
Juli is our patient advocate and community connection. She balances work, life and family with grace.

Mommy Makeover Guide

Interested in a Mommy Makeover in San Antonio? Read this guide to help you make the right decisions. Becoming a mother is the best feeling that gives you a whole new life experience. You go through various physical, mental, and emotional changes, including changes in your eating habits, lifestyle, body posture, etc. And the most disturbing of these are body changes. You gain a massive amount of body fat that stays with you even after your baby's birth.

Although many women accept this physical change, some women are highly concerned about their body's appearance and get extremely upset about it. They want to regain their pre-pregnancy state as soon as possible. They try various activities like regular exercises, going to the gym, and doing intense workouts. But despite exercising and a healthy diet, they achieve minor improvements in their body –this further disappoints them.

What Is Mommy Makeover?

If you are going through this state after becoming a mother, a mommy makeover is your best option. It involves a series of surgical and non-surgical cosmetic procedures that get your body in its pre-pregnancy shape and desired figure.

The main aim of a mommy makeover is to restore your body's shape and appearance following childbearing. This series of procedures can address multiple areas of your body, including breasts, waist, abdomen, buttocks, and even your genitalia. It lifts, tightens, and firms your body, giving it the desired shape and contours.

Mommy makeover is typically a single-stage procedure. Your cosmetic surgeon uses various techniques to perform this procedure. Plus, there are several factors that your surgeon takes into consideration when selecting the most suitable mommy makeover techniques.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

With a mommy makeover, your cosmetic surgeon conducts a detailed consultation to discuss your needs and expectations and identify the body areas for correction. In certain cases only a tummy tuck may be recommended.

Some may need one, while others may need more depending on their bodies. You can only determine which procedures you need by discussing them with your certified and experienced plastic surgeon. Here is a list of possible plastic surgery procedures that are part of a mommy makeover:

Body Contouring

Body contouring involves all those plastic surgery procedures that you can undertake to reshape and contour your body, such as moving excess fat or skin to achieve a flat tummy, liposuction, and some non-surgical options for body reshaping and removing fatty areas. Some common body contouring procedures include the following:

·      Liposuction

·      Buttock lift

·      Tummy tuck

·      Vaginal rejuvenation

Breast Surgery

It includes breast lift surgery with breast augmentation/reduction depending on the changes needed in your breast size and shape. The breast surgery procedures include:

·      Breast lift surgery

·      Breast augmentation/reduction

Facial Rejuvenation

Facial rejuvenation includes non-surgical fillers and botox, chemical skin peels, laser treatments, or Ultherapy to remove dark spots, improve fine lines and wrinkles, and restore youthful, firm, and glowing skin.

Who is a Suitable Candidate for Mommy Makeover?

Since all procedures in a mommy makeover are surgical, it involves risks associated with surgery. Therefore, the candidate for mommy makeover must meet certain criteria. Your plastic surgeon performs a detailed analysis to determine if you are the right candidate for a mommy makeover or not. The following are some parameters that help determine your eligibility for a mommy makeover:

·      You have overall good health.

·      You take a healthy diet.

·      You have a healthy weight and do regular exercise.

·      You don’t plan to have more children.

·      You don't consume an extreme quantity of alcohol and don't smoke

When to Have Mommy Makeover?

Once you're done with having children, you can opt for a mommy makeover. But it doesn't mean that you take the procedure immediately after giving birth to your last child. To achieve the best outcomes, you should consider these things:

·      Allow your body to heal and try to regain your pre-pregnancy weight

·      You should maintain stable body weight for at least six months

·      You have finished breastfeeding your child for at least six months before getting any mommy makeover procedure

·      Many candidates don't consider the time of the year. Fall or winter time is the best because of the shorter days as your body gets more time for recovery. Moreover, winter clothing conceals your body while it's healing.

·      When planning for a Mommy Makeover surgery, Dr. Kamrad Azad, a plastic surgeon in Orlando, FL reminds his patients that it is important to schedule recovery time away from any strenuous activity. Patients need to make sure they have time off work and help with childcare and daily activities.

What Should You Expect from a Mommy Makeover?

During your initial consultation, your plastic surgeon discusses your expectations, concerns, assesses your health and selects which procedures are best for you. Patients as young as those in their 20s can take mommy makeovers.

You might not be able to see the final mommy makeover results several months after getting the surgery. Overtime, your implants settle your incisions, and scars gradually improve. You can expect to have good outcomes, but no one can give you a guarantee of results.In some cases, you may achieve optimal results with a single mommy makeover procedure, while others may need several procedures.

The key to your surgery’s success lies in your plastic surgeon’s experience and following instructions closely. Please read our blog article on how to choose a plastic surgeon. You should not subject your incisions to excessive force, motion, or abrasion during the healing period. Depending on your specific condition, your plastic surgeon gives specific instructions which you should strictly follow.

Recovery Following a Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is a set of surgical procedures, and it needs considerable downtime. The time required for healing varies from individual to individual and the type of procedures you have. For instance, tummy tuck recovery takes almost 2 to 3 months, while breast augmentation takes 2 to 3 days entirely in bed and reduces activity for several days.

You should discuss your recovery period with your plastic surgeon and have adequate help at home so that you get enough time and rest for successful recovery without complications.

Your plastic surgeon tailors the mommy makeover treatment according to your needs and goals. After you have fully recovered, your revived body shape and appearance give a serious boost to your self-confidence. Plus, it gives you new personal and professional opportunities in life.

To maintain long-term results, maintaining healthy body weight is crucial. You can consult with a nutritionist or dietician to maintain your mommy makeover impact for a long time.

Interested in a consultation with Alamo Plastic Surgery in San Antonio? Visit our contact us page to find out more.

Written by
Juli Albright

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