What Is A Mommy Makeover?

what is a mommy makeover
what is a mommy makeover

Have you heard the term Mommy Makeover before and are wondering what it means? Simply, it is exactly what it says, a mommy makeover is something that mothers do after childbirth, in addition to breastfeeding, to take their bodies back to the days before they had children. Your body goes through many changes and sometimes all you want is to go back to looking your best. That is what a mommy makeover can offer you! Once you have made the decision to no longer have more children, or once you’ve completed breastfeeding your child, you can get your body back, or at least make your body more to your liking.

What Does It Entail?

It is a fairly standard combination of different cosmetic surgeries all done in the same surgery. Usually some of the main procedures are liposuction, a breast lift and a tummy tuck. While these are the most common cosmetic surgery options for women overall, they are especially popular with those who have had children. Having these changes made can make you feel more attractive, and sometimes this is what is needed!

Skin stretching and weight gain are two of the most common side effects that women have when they are pregnant. They are also the two that cause women the most stress, and cause them to become uncomfortable in their own body. A mommy makeover can help with these feeling, and make you look similar to how you did pre-pregnancy. One of the biggest benefits of this is that because it is all done in one surgery, you can gain all your confidence back in one go! So, is a mommy makeover right for you? Here are some frequently asked questions that might help you answer that question.


How Long Is The Procedure?

It depends on what you are looking to have done when you come in for your mommy makeover. Your cosmetic surgeon will be able to give you a better timeline of how long it is going to take in your individual case, but the surgery itself usually takes 2 ½ hours. If you are having more than one thing completed, then it could take longer than if you were to only have one.

How Long Is The Recovery?

It is the recovery time that is going to take the longest, although most people should be back to their daily routines in around three to four weeks. It is important to keep in mind that this is all relative and will depend on your personal experience with this surgery. If you are healing at a slower rate,  talk to your doctor and see if there is anything that you can do to help the recovery process along.

Am I A Candidate?

If you are unhappy with how your body looks after you have had children, then you are likely a candidate for the mommy makeover. However, some of the common issues that people who have this surgery experience are: excess skin and fat in the abdominal area, loss of volume of the breasts, good overall health, excess skin on the thighs, and potentially the most important, realistic expectations. It is important to keep in mind that this is not a magical cure, and you must keep your expectations from this surgery realistic.

Should I Wait Until I’m Done Having Kids?

Yes. If you are planning on having more children, then you should wait until you have done this to have a mommy makeover. This is not because it could be dangerous to you, or your child but it could have some adverse effects on the previous surgery that you have had if you get pregnant afterwards. It is not possible to stop the skin stretching or the breasts from growing during pregnancy, and for this reason most plastic surgeons would recommend holding off until you have had your last child.

When Can I Pick Up My Baby?

During your recovery process, picking up your baby is not going to be possible. You are going to need to wait until you are healed before you can even consider doing this. Typically, you should be waiting between one and four weeks before you start doing this again. However, your specific surgeon will be able to discuss this with you and give you a more accurate answer.

How Do I Prepare For My Surgery?

The best thing that you can do is try to understand the process that you are about to go through. Know why you are doing this, what is going to happen, how long you are going to need to recover and so on. The more details you know, the better prepared you are going to be for your mommy makeover.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now have a better idea of what a mommy makeover is to help you make an informed decision!

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