Questions to Ask Your Surgeon Before Your Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy and childbirth are incredible experiences, but they can cause devastating changes to a woman’s body. If you’re struggling with sagging breasts, stretch marks, a tummy pooch, and unwanted fat deposits you just can’t shake, you may be an excellent candidate for a mommy makeover – an increasingly popular combination of cosmetic procedures that are designed to help women reclaim their bodies after having children.
If you’re considering this approach to improve your life and your self-esteem, here are some questions to help you prepare.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Entail?
A mommy makeover is a highly customizable set of surgeries that can include one or all of the following procedures.
- Breast lift: to reposition drooping breasts and nipples that have occurred after pregnancy and nursing
- Breast augmentation: to restore volume loss as a result of pregnancy and improve the shape of the breasts
- Tummy tuck: to flatten the stomach by removing excess skin and fat and by repairing overtaxed abdominal muscles
- Liposuction: to remove unwanted fat deposits that fail to respond to diet and exercise
- Vaginal rejuvenation: to tighten the internal vaginal tissues and improve enlarged labia
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
An in-person consultation is the best way to determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. However, in general, women who achieve the best results share the following characteristics:
- Finished having children
- At or near ideal body weight
- Non-smoker in good physical health
- Committed to maintaining their appearance with diet and exercise
When Is the Ideal Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?
If you have one or more young children, it’s understandable to be worried about downtime while you recover from surgery. However, no matter when you decide to have these procedures, you’ll need to plan for extra help around your house, whether from your partner or a trusted friend. The will be the time when the roles are reversed and your family will need to take care of you!
If you plan to have more children, it’s best to hold off on getting abdominal surgery, as another pregnancy can cause weight fluctuations and hormonal changes that may reverse the effects of your procedure.
What Will My Recovery Be Like?
For the most successful recovery, you should follow your post-surgical instructions to the letter. You’ll need to plan at least two weeks of downtime while you recover from your mommy makeover, with no lifting and only moderate activity. During this time, you will also need plenty of help around the house, especially if your children are still young. Enlist someone who is capable of handling daily chores such as cooking, housework, and taking care of you and your kids.
By the two-week mark after your surgery, you will be able to go back to work, assuming your job is not strenuous, and resume regular childcare activities. At three weeks, you can begin mild exercise and you can lift items that weigh less than 20 pounds.
Ready to Achieve the Perfect Post-Baby Body?
As a woman, you’re undoubtedly your own worst critic. If you’ve been struggling with poor self-esteem after one or more pregnancies and are frustrated that you can’t get back into the shape you were in before having children, a mommy makeover is your solution.
To learn more about what a mommy makeover can do for you, contact Restora Austin at 512-371-8817 to schedule your private consultation today. Our two board-certified, award-winning surgeons and our caring support staff are here to make your experience with us as positive and comfortable as possible. Trust us to help you achieve a feminine figure that will make you proud.