What You Should Know About A Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover
The general idea of a mommy makeover is understood. You may know a mommy makeover as an all-encompassing name for a series of procedures targeted toward mothers who have experienced bodily changes due to pregnancy and childbirth.

However, there is more to the process that patients considering a mommy makeover should know. Gain an understanding of what a mommy makeover is so you can decide if it’s the right fit for you.

#1: A Mommy Makeover Are Not Just For Mothers

Despite the name, a mommy makeover is not just for mothers. They’re also for those who have experienced changes in their body due to weight gain or loss, age, and menopause. These factors can lead to similar changes in your body that may cause you to seek an all-inclusive procedure.

#2: There Is No One Size Fits All Procedure

A mommy makeover includes two or more procedures at once, but it will not be the same for each person. Every person’s body is different; pregnancy will not affect one person the same as it does someone else, and the same applies to age, menopause, and weight changes. This is why speaking with your surgeon about your goals is the first step to designing a mommy makeover procedure that is specified to you. It may include a combination of the following:

  • Breast augmentation, lift, or reduction
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Liposuction

#3: Recovery Time Is Longer

Recovery time for a mommy makeover will take longer than other procedures because it is multiple procedures combined. Each patient differs on how long it takes them to fully recover from their mommy makeover procedure based on their age, health, which procedures they had done, and how many. By preparing yourself for recovery and knowing you will need plenty of time and rest, you can ensure it goes smoothly.

Remember that you will need at least one week away from work–longer if it’s a physical job. And you should not return to exercising for at least six weeks. If you have children, you may want someone to stay with you or hire help temporarily.

Schedule a Consultation

If you’re interested in multiple procedures and are looking for more dramatic changes to your physical appearance, a mommy makeover may be right for you. Dr. Stuart Lipton, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Lewisville, TX, can work with you during a consultation and help you plan your mommy makeover procedure. Contact his office today at (972) 420-0023 to get started.

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