Motherhood is filled with enormous joys and responsibilities. Starting and managing a family requires a tremendous amount of attention and effort to make sure that every family members needs are being met. Once things begin to be manageable, a mother can finally take the time to put some of her energy back into herself.
Following giving birth, many women are faced with the challenge of losing the baby weight and beginning to exercise to regain her before mommy tummy and overall figure. If you are feeling unhappy with the results you are able to achieve on your own, you may want to seek the help of a body sculpting professional.
Considering a mommy makeover procedure could be the right direction for you to look for the aesthetic results you’d like to obtain.
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?
Deciding whether a mommy makeover is the right choice for you involves thoughtful consideration and introspection. This rejuvenating procedure combines various cosmetic surgeries to address post-pregnancy body changes, aiming to restore confidence and vitality.
You can gain clarity on whether a mommy makeover aligns with your needs, desires, and circumstances, by beginning in the direction of a well-informed decision if you ask yourself a few simple questions.
- Do I have realistic expectations about the outcome?
- Am I in good overall health and maintaining a healthy diet?
- Am I maintaining a stable weight or needing some weight loss?
- Will the recovery timeline fit into my lifestyle with work and childcare?
- Will I be going through childbirth again?
Taking your time to evaluate your emotional readiness for the procedure, understanding the potential psychological impact, and ensuring that you have a strong support system in place is setting yourself up for success.
Once you feel comfortable with these factors, your can begin your process to find the right plastic surgeon for you where you can undergo a comprehensive consultation.
At Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, Dr. Galanis will discuss your aesthetic goals and expectations, along with the surgical options and potential risks that pertain to your mommy makeover case. He will also be able to share before and after pictures, filter cases of previous patients with a comparable body appearance, and explain which procedures were performed. You can view 1 week images to 1 year old and beyond.
A Customized Mommy Makeover Procedure
Many women find that the true beauty of undergoing this type of comprehensive procedure is that you are able to customize the procedures performed in your mommy makeover case. It is tailored to address each individual’s unique concerns and goals following pregnancy and childbirth. The typical cosmetic surgical procedures considered by most women include:
- Breast Enhancement: Options such as breast augmentation with implants, breast lift, or breast reduction to restore volume, shape, and symmetry to the breasts affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Abdominal Contouring: A procedure like a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to tighten abdominal muscles, remove or tighten loose skin, and eliminate stubborn fat deposits for a firmer, flatter midsection.
- Liposuction: Targeted removal of excess fat deposits from areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, or buttocks to enhance body contours and achieve a more proportionate figure.
- Body Lift: A comprehensive procedure addressing multiple areas of the body, including the abdomen, thighs, and buttocks, to improve overall body shape and excess skin laxity.
- Facial Rejuvenation: Non-surgical or surgical treatments to address signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, or volume loss in the face and neck, enhancing overall facial appearance.
What’s the Benefit of Combining the Procedures?
Combining procedures in mommy makeovers can enhance overall aesthetic outcomes by addressing multiple areas of the body simultaneously, ensuring harmony and balance in the final results.
These combinations will also eliminate the need for separate recovery periods, allowing a patient to undergo one comprehensive recovery process rather than multiple, shorter ones.
Performing multiple procedures like breast augmentation and a tummy tuck together often results in cost savings compared to undergoing each procedure individually, as it reduces anesthesia, facility, and surgeon fees.
By achieving comprehensive improvements in various areas of the body affected by pregnancy and childbirth, patients often experience a significant boost in self-confidence and overall well-being.
Preparing For Mommy Makeover Surgery
There are several key steps that you can take to limit the stress and maximize your comfort following your procedure. Properly preparing for a makeover will begin during your consultation with Dr. Galanis. He will lay out a clear path and arm you with vital information and pre-operative instructions.
You may need to undergo a thorough medical evaluation to assess your overall health and identify any underlying medical conditions that may affect surgery complications or anesthesia.
Follow your surgeon’s recommendations for optimizing your health before the procedure, which may include quitting smoking, adjusting medications, introducing exercise, or improving nutrition.
Arrange support from family and friends for your recovery period, including help with children, household chores, and transportation to and from the surgical facility. Having a support system in place can make the recovery process more manageable and less stressful.
Set up a designated recovery area with plenty of pillows, blankets, and entertainment options. Make sure that you have very comfortable loose fitting clothes, and stock up on essential supplies, such as pain medications, dressings, and nutritious foods that are easy to prepare.
By taking the time to prepare, you are setting yourself up for a successful recovery time.
Navigating Your Mommy Makeover Recovery
Your mommy makeover recovery process will vary depending on the specific procedure types you underwent, individual healing rates, and other factors.
Immediately following surgery you will be under observation for a short amount of time before being discharged home. It is normal to experience some discomfort, swelling, bruising, and some numbness in the treatment sites.
During the first week or two, focus on resting and allowing your body to heal. Follow your surgeon’s instructions regarding wound care, medication management, and activity restrictions. It’s super important to avoid strenuous activities, lifting heavy objects, and bending over during this time.
As your healing progresses, you will be able to slowly increase your activity level, but it’s crucial to listen to your body and avoid overexertion. Light walking is typically encouraged to promote circulation and reduce the risk of blood clots.
Swelling and bruising are common after surgery and may remain for several weeks to months, gradually improving over time. Wearing compression garments as directed by your surgeon can help minimize swelling and support the healing process.
Most patients are able to resume light activities and return to work within 2 weeks. During your follow up appointments with Dr. Galanis, you will be kept up to date on all of your changes and be told what to look for moving forward.
Communicate openly with your surgeon, follow his post-operative instructions diligently, and be patient with your body’s healing journey. By doing so, you can maximize the safety, comfort, and success of your mommy makeover and enjoy the long-term benefits of your transformation.
Mommy Makeover Questions & Answers
Do I need to be a mom to have a mommy makeover?
No, you don’t have to be a mom to have this surgery. Mommy makeover is just a term given to the procedure. Anyone male/female, with or without children, can take advantage of combining the multiple techniques employed.
What is typically included in a mommy makeover?
A “mommy makeover” encompasses cosmetic surgeries aimed at restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy body shape. Procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, labiaplasty, and Brazilian butt lift. Regardless of age, provider choices to combine procedures may vary.
Do mommy makeover scars go away?
As healing progresses, scars typically fade, revealing the full results of your mommy makeover. Within months, if you’re following good tips for scar care, the scars may become nearly invisible, leaving you delighted with a toned abdomen and lifted breasts.
Setting Up Your Visit To Our Office
If your ready to make the move and learn more about the benefits of a mommy makeover, set up your initial consultation with us today. Here at Galanis Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, we look forward to assisting you in what ever way possible to achieve your goals.