Who Are Good Candidates for Mommy Makeovers?
By David Passaretti, MD on March 25, 2017
Having a child can be extremely rewarding, though it comes with many changes. There's your baby's future to think of, and what you can do to ensure he or she has the best upbringing possible. There's also the issue of appearance that isn't discussed as much. Having a child can lead to major changes to your body.
The team at our Fairfield cosmetic surgery center has plenty of options for enhancing your body's appearance after pregnancy. This is generally referred to as a mommy makeover, which we'd like to go over right now.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed after a woman has given birth to a child. The end goal of a mommy makeover is to restore the overall appearance of a woman's body to what it was before they got pregnant and gave birth.
In essence, each mommy makeover strives to accomplish the following:
- Eliminate loose and sagging skin
- Reduce the appearance of stretchmarks
- Tighten and tone the overall frame
- Improve a woman's self-confidence and self-image
Safe, effective, and custom tailored to the patient, mommy makeovers have been growing in popularity given the results they can achieve.
General Candidates for Mommy Makeovers
Good candidates for mommy makeovers are women who have loose skin following childbirth that they would like to get rid of. They should be in good overall health and able to undergo a surgery or series of surgeries without risk of a serious complication or threat to health.
Ideal for the Abdominal Area
Since pregnancy can lead to serious loose skin and stretchmarks around the abdominal area, mommy makeovers are ideal for helping you get the tight and trim tummy that you used to have. An abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is a standard part of many mommy makeovers.
Excellent for Drooping or Sagging Breasts
Pregnancy and nursing can lead to an temporary increase in breast size. After giving birth and breastfeeding is done, your breasts may appear to sag or droop. Undergoing a breast lift or breast augmentation is a solid option for restoring the firmness and shape of the breasts.
Tones the Extremities Nicely
Your legs and arms can each experience changes in tone and contour as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover can help you get your shoulders, triceps, and thighs looking toned and trim once again. Both the arm lift (brachioplasty) and the thigh lift (thighplasty) can work wonders for your overall appearance.
Can Rejuvenate the Face Following Surgery
The neckline and lower face can often be affected by changes in weight that come with pregnancy and childbirth. Facial plastic surgery can help improve your overall appearance in these cases, helping reduce wrinkles and leaving you looking refreshed and rejuvenated.
Knowing the Risks and Benefits
As with any kind of surgery, it's of the utmost importance that you consider the potential risks as well as the benefits that are involved. This will help you have realistic expectations about the treatment process, and allow you to make confident choices about any surgical procedures you decide to undergo.
Timing the Mommy Makeover Is Key
Keep in mind that timing plays a role in mommy makeover surgery. If you are planning on have another child or additional children, ti's best to delay your mommy makeover until you are finished having children. This ensures that the results of the mommy makeover last and do not require secondary work following another pregnancy.
Learn More About Mommy Makeover Treatments
For more information about mommy makeovers and whether or not they are an ideal option for you, we encourage you to contact our cosmetic and restorative dentistry center today. Our team will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and address your concerns.
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