By now, odds are you’ve heard of “mommy makeover” procedures. Though it’s a catchy term, many people have little idea of what’s actually involved in a mommy makeover – let alone why so many women are interested in them.
Mommy makeover procedures have become increasingly popular over the years, and the trend shows no signs of stopping. We authored this blog post to break down some of the basics of mommy makeovers. Starting from the top…
What exactly is a mommy makeover?
Truth is, mommy makeover surgery does not refer to any single plastic surgery. Instead, “mommy makeover” is a catch-all term used for a variety of surgeries used to help a woman “get her old body back” and feel/look closer to how she did before a childbearing. The most common surgeries involved in mommy makeovers are tummy tucks, liposuction, breast lifts, and breast augmentations. Many plastic surgeons will offer a combination of plastic surgeries in a single session for a comprehensive “makeover”.
Why are mommy makeovers so popular?
Childbearing has a large impact on a woman’s body. Sagging stomachs, droopy breasts, and loose skin can all leave women yearning for their pre-pregnancy bodies. It’s only natural that women want to restore a more youthful appearance and feel a little more comfortable in their own skin. Additionally, attitudes about plastic surgery have steadily shifting toward greater acceptance. It’s ok to take steps that make you feel better about yourself and your body.
What should women know about mommy makeovers?
One of the first things any plastic surgeon will tell you about mommy makeovers is that you should wait until you are done having children. Mommy makeovers are generally extensive procedures, and the results can be dramatically diminished if you have a child after the procedure. For long lasting results, wait until you are done with childbearing to undergo a mommy makeover.
What will happen at a consultation?
Plastic surgeons schedule consultations for a variety of reasons. First and foremost, the consultation is an opportunity for patients to voice concerns, discuss their goals, and talk about what they want to get out of the procedure. The surgeon can then discuss options, learn about your medical history, and get started forming a personalized plan for your needs and goals. Communication is key toward ensuring patient satisfaction and a successful surgery – your consultation is where that all starts.
Call Dr. Mucci today to learn more about mommy makeovers and how they can help you.