Mommy Makeovers: What You Need To Know

Mom at the beach with her kids after a mommy makeoverMany women who have completed their families feel frustrated with the thought that they will never regain the body they once had. For these women, mommy makeovers are a welcome opportunity to regain their confidence and youthful appearance after having children.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Increasingly popular in recent years, mommy makeovers offer women the opportunity to address a number of body areas that have changed with pregnancy. Many mothers notice that their breasts that have changed in volume and are sagging.  The abdominal skin may have stretch marks and be loose.  Women who have had Cesarean deliveries often note a “shelf” of loose skin above their scar.  These problem spots often persist despite efforts in diet and exercise.  The cosmetic procedures included in a mommy makeover may include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or a breast lift, but can vary based on the specific needs and expectations of each individual patient.

What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Many moms turn to plastic surgery in order to help them to return to the body they had before their child-bearing years. These women are often interested in a number of plastic surgery or body contouring procedures. Mommy makeovers are a great option for women who wish to return to their pre-pregnancy form.

Long-term, mommy makeovers – like other types of plastic surgery – have many positive effects. They help to provide mothers with a renewed and enhanced sense of self confidence. By helping moms to look and feel their best, they can help to improve overall quality of life as well.  

When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeovers aren’t just for moms who have recently completed their families. Though many moms consider mommy makeovers shortly after they have finished having children, moms with older children are also candidates for mommy makeovers. The areas addressed in the procedure will vary based on each woman’s individual needs and wants.

For women who have recently had children, it is important to wait for the body to get as close to back to normal as possible before having a mommy makeover. You’ll want to have lost as much of the baby weight as you can, completed breastfeeding and allowed the breasts to return to normal and have started to exercise once again.

How Long Is the Recovery Period for a Mommy Makeover?

As with any surgery, the recovery following a mommy makeover is progressive and will depend on both the patient and the procedure. Be prepared for a couple of weeks of downtime and taking it easy as you start your recovery, followed by a few weeks of light activity and exercise and limited lifting. During your consultation, your doctor should be able to provide you with specific details about what to expect as you’re recovering based on your specific mommy makeover procedure.

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

The decision to undergo any type of plastic surgery is not one to be taken lightly. There are many factors to carefully consider before making the choice to move forward. Only you can decide if a mommy makeover is the right decision for you and your body.

If you are considering a mommy makeover, scheduling a consultation with a trusted plastic surgeon may help you to determine if you are a good candidate. An experienced surgeon will be able to evaluate the body areas you are interested in addressing and help you to understand the potential risks and benefits of a mommy makeover procedure.

Mommy Makeovers in Glens Falls NY

If you live in Glens Falls, Saratoga, Lake George or anywhere in the Adirondack Region and are interested in learning more about how a mommy makeover could change your life, contact local plastic surgeon Dr. Juan Garcia.

At Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery in Glens Falls, Dr. Garcia and his experienced staff guide patients surgical transformations every step of the way, from consultation to follow-up and recovery. Offering a full range of services, including body contouring and medical spa procedures, Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery makes plastic surgery convenient for patients in the Capital District, the Adirondack Region and beyond.

Interested in learning more about mommy makeovers at Garcia Plastic & Hand Surgery? Give us a call at 518-793-0475, or schedule your free consultation today!