The Mommy Makeover package is a great option for many women who are struggling with the changes that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding have brought to their bodies. These packages can include many different individual surgeries, all performed together, to improve your overall body contour and appearance. This wonderful, rejuvenating surgery begins with an important one-on-one meeting with your plastic surgeon. Learn more about this first consultation and how you can prepare yourself ahead of time for your best Mommy Makeover experience.
Are You Healthy Enough for Surgery?
Being a mom is a tough job that can often leave you feeling overtired, rundown, and just plain lousy. Some moms find it difficult to have time to eat properly and squeeze exercise into their schedules, which might negatively affect their health overtime. If you’re a mom, you know just how hard it is to find the time to keep yourself healthy but doing so is essential to being a successful mother. It is also an essential factor in determining whether you are fit to have the body contouring surgeries that make up the Mommy Makeover.
During your consultation, your plastic surgeon will ask you many different questions about your health, daily habits and routines, and your medical history. Be prepared to discuss your past medical conditions and treatments, current medications and dietary supplements, surgical history, and much more. Remember that body contouring procedures are not an acceptable alternative to natural weight loss, so you should be close to your ideal weight at the time of your consultation and surgery for these procedures to be effective.
What Surgical Needs Do You Have?
Before you dive in for a Mommy Makeover, you should give some thought to the areas that trouble you and what procedures can correct them. If you feel your breasts have lost volume after pregnancy, you will want a breast augmentation, for example. There are four main procedures that are commonly included in a Mommy Makeover, each with its own benefits:
- Abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck surgery, is the big one, since it focuses on the area of the body most damaged by pregnancy. During this popular procedure, your surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles, remove excess skin, and sometimes remove small pockets of stubborn fat to create a smoother, tauter abdomen.
- Breast augmentation surgery is designed to enhance the size of the breasts by inserting silicon or saline implants. Breasts can lose volume after pregnancy and nursing, so this is a common procedure for Mommy Makeover patients.
- A breast lift can be performed to reshape sagging, uneven breasts. As the skin around the breasts loses elasticity, the breasts can shift downward, a common side effect of motherhood.
- Liposuction, or SmartLipo Triplex, is another Mommy Makeover favorite designed to remove stubborn fat cells from key areas of the body. After the weight fluctuations of pregnancy, many of these fat deposits can remain around the torso, thighs, buttocks, and elsewhere. Liposuction techniques can melt the fat, suction it away, and leave the area with an improved contour and look.
Your Mommy Makeover package can include any of the above procedures, as well as other body contouring surgeries that can help improve your overall look. Consider adding on an arm lift to address “wings” under the arms, Cellulaze treatment to remove cellulite, or thigh lift to shape the upper portion of the legs. If your breasts are overly large following pregnancy or breastfeeding, a breast reduction surgery may be preferred to an augmentation or breast lift. Discuss all of your options with your plastic surgeon to get the best total body makeover for you.
Can You Commit Enough Time to Your Recovery?
The recovery period following your Mommy Makeover will largely depend on which procedures you choose and how many of them you have performed. Each surgery has its own instructions, time frames, and side effects to deal with, so you’ll want to follow your surgeon’s instructions carefully for a full recovery. Most patients of the Mommy Makeover will see a complete recovery from all of their procedures around the six week mark, but this can vary. Many return to work somewhere between one and two weeks following their procedure.
When you schedule your Mommy Makeover and all the surgeries it will include, your plastic surgeon will be able to give you an estimated time table for your full recovery process. Use this as a guide to plan special events and activities so you can make sure you are completely recovered in time. Allow yourself some cushion time of one or two weeks just in case minor complications arise. If you cannot dedicate the time needed to fully recover from your Mommy Makeover, it’s best to reschedule it for another date that will work better for you. Plan ahead for help with caring for your children and pets, let family and friends know you’ll need assistance, and take the steps necessary to give yourself the right amount of time for a smooth, safe recovery.
Are You Ready to Get Started?
If you think it’s time to give the green light to your Mommy Makeover, get moving by choosing the right surgeon to meet with for a consultation. Simplify your search for the right surgeon by contacting Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists, where Dr. Ran Rubinstein can help you to achieve the surgical results you desire.
Renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Ran Rubinstein at Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists of Newburgh, New York. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is the only specialty plastic surgery practice in the Hudson Valley area with an on-site joint commission certified surgical suite. To contact Dr. Rubinstein, please call 845-863-1772. Laser & Cosmetic Surgery Specialists is located at 200 Stony Brook Court #2 in Newburgh, New York.