Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
As a caring and committed Mommy, you may feel that your life has been completely taken over by your little darlings. There are some things about motherhood that mean that aspects of your life never return to how they were before, and while in most instances these are for the better, many women find that they are less than impressed with their post-baby body.
With little time to look after yourself, also feeling unhappy with the way that you look after having your children can take a toll on your emotional health and your relationships with others. Loss of confidence and self-esteem are the most common effects of dissatisfaction with a post-baby body, but in severe cases these can be followed by anxiety and even depression.
Fortunately, there is a solution. A Mommy Makeover can help you to reclaim your pre-pregnancy shape and help you to feel good about yourself again.
What does a Mommy Makeover involve?
A Mommy Makeover is a selection of popular female cosmetic surgery procedures that are combined into just one operation. In doing so, it enables the patient to see a total transformation of their shape after just a single surgery, rather than needing to undergo months of different procedures. This is particularly important in terms of recovery. As a busy Mom, you undoubtedly can’t be doing with requiring multiple surgeries with multiple recovery times. Instead, with a Mommy Makeover, you will have just one recovery period, after which you will be able to fully embrace your new shape and all of the confidence that it brings you.
The procedures that are included in a standard Mommy Makeover are:
- A breast lift
- A tummy tuck
In some instances where a mom has lost a great deal of volume in the breast, breast augmentation surgery may also be recommended.
Am I a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
There are several factors that need to be taken into consideration when assessing your candidacy for a Mommy Makeover.
Are you at a weight that you are happy with? We are surrounded by people who claim to be back to their pre-pregnancy weight a few weeks after their child is born. However, the reality is that it takes a regular mom a year or more to reach a weight that they are comfortable with. A Mommy Makeover is not designed to help you shift excess pounds and losing weight after the procedures could actually undo the benefits that they provide. Therefore, it is essential that you are at a comfortable and stable weight before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.
Is your general health good? Like all medical procedures, it is essential that you are healthy and will be able to make a good recovery from your surgery.
Is your family complete? We generally recommend saving a Mommy Makeover for when you have finished having children. This is because many of the aspects of the procedure may be undone by subsequent weight fluctuations and the decision to nurse a future child.
Do you have support during the recovery period? If your children are still young they will need someone to take care of them while you recover and heal. Recovering from a Mommy Makeover can take between six and eight weeks and it is essential that you don’t try and do too much too soon. For the first fortnight at least, you may be in some pain and it could be difficult to do very much at all. Therefore, it is essential that you have someone who can support you and help you during the weeks after your surgery.
If you would like more information on the procedures involved in a Mommy Makeover, or if you would like to schedule your free, no-obligation confidential consultation with our specialist female surgeon, Dr. Maria LoTempio, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly, discreet team.