Being a mom is hard work and, despite the excitement of growing your family, your post-baby diet and exercise can fall to the side. For many women, it can be frustrating to see the effects of childbearing that don’t often respond to even the most devoted efforts. To address specific areas commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth, a customized mommy makeover procedure can be a great option.
A mommy makeover is a set of cosmetic surgery procedures performed at once which aim to address areas that commonly experience changes with pregnancy. Each mommy makeover can be customized to your unique concerns, making it a great option for achieving your body goals after having children. The mommy makeover can be beneficial since it comes with one recovery period versus undergoing multiple procedures over time.
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have finished having children and wish to rejuvenate areas like the abdomen or breasts after childbearing. It’s important to be in good overall health and fully recovered from childbirth. Additionally, you should ensure your hormones have returned to a normal state and be finished breastfeeding, since these things can affect your results.
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Although the mommy makeover consists of multiple procedures performed at once, there are some particularly effective combinations that can be used to achieve your ideal results.
The breasts can often enlarge and deflate with pregnancy and nursing. For many women, their resulting breasts don’t have the same shape, size, and projection as they used to. During a mommy makeover, a combination of breast augmentation and breast lift can rejuvenate the breasts into a more upright position while also restoring natural-looking volume. Some women also opt for breast reduction in tandem with a breast lift.
Over the course of pregnancy and during childbirth, the abdomen can become stretched and weakened. This process usually leaves behind excess skin and fat which don’t often respond to diet and exercise. Additionally, the abdominal muscles can become stretched, meaning they can’t effectively support the body (leading to health concerns like back pain or incontinence). To address the abdomen, a tummy tuck can be used to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess tissue. This can be paired with liposuction on the surrounding areas to contour and reduce fat for a more defined figure.
One of the greatest benefits of a mommy makeover is that you may have multiple procedures with one recovery period and no additional downtime. During a consultation, Dr. DiFrancesco will ensure you know what to expect from your unique combination procedure.
The mommy makeover is an ideal option if you’re looking to address different areas at once and achieve your post-baby body goals. To get started, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form.
Can a tummy tuck be considered medically necessary?
Insurance does not cover a tummy tuck.
How do you prepare for a mommy makeover?
The best way to prepare for a mommy makeover is with a healthy diet and exercise
What is all included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast lift and/or implants
What does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover will vary depending on what specific procedures will be included in each individual treatment plan. Dr. DiFrancesco will go over all the costs with you during a consultation appointment.
What is the recovery like for a mommy makeover?
The average recovery period is about six weeks for a mommy makeover. No strenuous activity should be done before the six-week point or until Dr. DiFrancesco clears you to resume all activities.
What can I wear after a mommy makeover?
After the procedure, you should choose to wear loose, comfortable clothing. Many women wear sweatpants, hoodies, or loose shirts during the first few weeks of recovery.
Do I need to lose weight before my procedure?
You do not need to lose weight before a mommy makeover. However, you should be at a stable, healthy weight for the procedure. If you are not at a stable weight that you can maintain then the results could be skewed later.
What are the side effects of a mommy makeover?
Side effects may include swelling, bruising, redness, and inflammation, among others. Dr. DiFrancesco will go over all of the possible side effects during the consultation.