Even though you love your new bundle of joy, you may not love the state they left your body in. You can take steps toward achieving that pre-baby body or even better with a mommy makeover. This customized combination of procedures lifts and sculpts to get you closer to the body you used to have.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
There’s no one mommy makeover procedure. You will have your own unique goals and concerns, so your Longwood Plastic Surgery surgeon will create a customized procedure that corrects your biggest issues and restores the areas most often affected by pregnancy and childbirth, but often includes breast and abdominal contouring surgery (e.g. mastopexy, abdominoplasty).
Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you want to get your body back after pregnancy and childbirth, you might be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Other criteria include:
- Should wait three to six months after the birth of your baby
- Wait six months or more after breastfeeding before any breast surgery
- To preserve your results, wait till after you are finished growing your family (after your last pregnancy)
Ideal candidates are overall good health, have no bleeding or clotting problems, and do not smoke or are prepared to quit. Your results will last longer and look better if you are close to your target weight.
What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), breast enhancement, and liposuction form the core of a typical mommy makeover.
A tummy tuck removes loose abdominal skin and fat using an incision hidden as low as possible on your abdomen. Your LPS surgeon will also tighten or repair the abdominal muscles that become stretched or separated during pregnancy.
Breast lifting, sometimes with a breast augmentation, corrects the sagging and loss of volume that can occur after pregnancy and breastfeeding. Your breasts can look even better than they did before your pregnancy.
You can have liposuction almost anywhere on your body where you have stubborn fat or want a more sculpted figure. You may also choose to have procedures including a labiaplasty or vaginal rejuvenation. You may even choose to have dermal fillers or other facial treatments for complete rejuvenation.
What is Recovery Like From a Mommy Makeover?
Your surgeon will develop a recovery plan based on the procedures included in your mommy makeover. If you have a tummy tuck, you can expect to need a few weeks off from most activities. Additional procedures add very little recovery time, so having several procedures at once means you do not have to recover from each one separately.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about a mommy makeover? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction