A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures, chosen by you and the surgeon, to repair the changes pregnancy has made to your body. One of the most convenient aspects of a mommy makeover is that it can be performed at any time, from six months after giving birth to decades later. If you’re a mom who just isn’t happy with the state of your body, a mommy makeover may be the right choice for you.
Procedures to Consider
Pregnancy does different things to different women. Some women have deflated, sagging breasts after just one child while others have four children and perky, firm breasts. Other women have a lot of loose, stretch-marked skin on their stomachs while others revert to a slim, tight midsection within months after birth.
Take a long look at your body in a full-length mirror and decide what issues you want to address. Tummy tucks and breast augmentation are common for stubborn fat deposits and body lifts.
Your Surgery is Personalized
As you consider what areas you want to address, don’t feel pressured to have all signs of your pregnancy removed if you like the changes. If your breasts have gotten smaller and you find them more comfortable now, don’t feel pressured to have them increased back to their previous size. If pregnancy gave you fuller buttocks or wider hips and you like these attributes, keep them! The whole point of a mommy makeover is to fix what you don’t like. The opinions of others shouldn’t factor into your decision.
Your Age is Inconsequential
Cosmetic surgery already addresses the signs of aging, such as sagging skin, wrinkles, puckers and stretch marks. So, it’s not ever too late to have a mommy makeover. Whether you’re 22 or 52, the procedures used are designed for the same issues, regardless of whether they were caused by aging, pregnancy or both.
Deciding Your Eligibility
You should wait at least a year after the birth of your last child before considering having work done, possibly longer if you breastfeed. You should also lose most of the weight you want to lose first so that you can have size issues addressed without the concern of further weight loss changing your surgical results.
You also want to be in general good health and have a support system available to help you care for young children during your recuperation period.
A mommy makeover can repair any issues you have with how pregnancy has changed your body. Whether it’s your bust, midsection, thighs, backside or a combination of concerns, we can help you fix these issues and get back into your pre-pregnancy shape and size. Contact Princeton Plastic Surgeons today to schedule a consultation and we’ll be more than happy to advise you on the options available to you.