Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

Posted February 09, 2024 in Mommy Makeover

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Wondering if a Mommy Makeover is right for you? After giving birth, your body faces many changes. Many women find that no amount of diet and exercise is enough alone to return their bodies to the way they once were. This blog discusses what a Mommy Makeover entails, what surgical procedures are often combined, the benefits of doing them together, and who is a candidate for a Mommy Makeover.

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Deciding to Get a Mommy Makeover

Many women often struggle with restoring their pre-pregnancy bodies due to the bodily changes that occur with pregnancy, labor, and breastfeeding. Choosing a Mommy Makeover is a very personal decision. Some women experience a necessary sense of body autonomy restored when they decide to have plastic surgery after giving birth. After going through the life-changing pregnancy experience, women who want that extra boost of confidence can find comfort in the Mommy Makeover’s ability to improve their body’s appearance.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Entail?

Mommy Makeover is a term used to describe a combination of procedures geared towards restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. These procedures target areas of the body most typically affected by pregnancy, including the breasts, abdomen, hips, and flanks. However, Mommy Makeover surgery is also highly customizable, catering to the specific goals of each woman. Some women also like to target signs of stress and aging in their faces as a part of their procedure.

During your consultation with Dr. Prichard, you can discuss what areas of your body you’d like to target, and he can recommend which procedures to include in your Mommy Makeover.
Breast Lift
For women who experience sagging, droopy breasts after breastfeeding, a breast lift can reposition the breasts for a more elevated, youthful look. The breasts are reshaped and lifted, correcting breast ptosis and downward-facing nipples, leaving you with perky breasts.
Breast Augmentation
In addition to sagging, some women experience a loss of volume in the breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding. In these cases, breast augmentation with silicone or saline breast implants can be used to restore fuller breasts. Women can choose their implants to match the size of their breasts pre-pregnancy, or they may even decide to make them bigger than they once were. Breast augmentation also pairs nicely with a breast lift.
Tummy Tuck
Perhaps the most visible changes to the body after pregnancy lie in the stomach. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes excess skin and fat in the abdomen, tightens the abdominal muscles, and improves the appearance of the belly button.
One of the most versatile procedures is liposuction, which has a wide range of treatment areas. Liposuction is used to remove stubborn fat and redefine the body contours. Common liposuction treatment areas for a Mommy Makeover include the stomach, hips, and flanks. However, the back, thighs, legs, arms, face, and neck can also be treated with liposuction.
Fillers and Injectables
If you want to address signs of aging, such as wrinkles and loss of facial volume, then you may be interested in fillers and injectables. Non-surgical treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers can fill in wrinkles and add volume to areas where it is needed.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Plastic Surgery Procedures?

One of the many benefits of a Mommy Makeover is that it combines multiple procedures into one surgical appointment. When you combine plastic surgery procedures, you only need to have one recovery period for your body to heal, as opposed to having several recovery periods if you had each procedure done individually. This means that you will also only have to worry about taking time off work and your daily responsibilities for one time period instead of having to do it multiple times.

Additionally, combining procedures allows your surgeon to use techniques to enhance multiple body areas and fine-tune your results to look proportionate with your entire body.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

While many Mommy Makeover patients are mothers, you do not have to be a mother to have this procedure. Ideal candidates are in good overall health and typically have sagging skin, drooping breasts, and a protruding abdomen that they would like to improve. It is also usually recommended that patients are done having children before they receive their Mommy Makeover, as additional pregnancies can alter the results.

Want to Know More about Mommy Makeover Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ

To learn more about your Mommy Makeover options in Scottsdale, AZ, call (480) 470-8011 or fill out our online contact form to book your consultation.

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