A mommy makeover aims to restore a woman's body shape and appearance after childbirth. Many women notice physical and emotional changes after giving birth. Many areas of the body can be addressed, the most common of which are the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia, and buttocks. A mommy makeover has always been generally performed on a single stage.
What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restores your pre-pregnancy appearance, with the breasts and abdomen being the most commonly targeted areas.
A typical makeover would include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, and liposuction of the legs, arms, or trunk. Although the term "mommy makeover" is new, the procedures involved have a long, successful, and safe history.
Mommy Makeover Benefits
Pregnancy can have long-term—and often undesirable—effects on your appearance, including sagging breasts, stretched abdominal muscles, and loose, excess skin.
Many women are disheartened when their breasts and bodies do not return to pre-pregnancy shape, despite following a healthy diet and exercising regularly. A mommy makeover can help you feel more like yourself by addressing unwanted pregnancy changes and restoring the appearance you desire, improving your comfort and self-confidence.
Each patient has unique goals for her mommy makeover, which frequently include one or more of the following:
- Breast sagging can be corrected and volume restored.
- Enhance breast symmetry
- Restore a stretched or large nipple or areola
- Remove sagging skin from the abdomen.
- Restore abdominal muscles that have been stretched or separated (diastasis recti)
- Reduce pockets of fat that are resistant to diet and exercise.
- Improve the fit of clothing and swimsuits
When to Have a Mommy Makeover
Determining the best time for a mommy makeover is primarily a personal choice between you and your plastic surgeon. However, there are some factors to take into account when scheduling a mommy makeover and selecting the procedures you will undergo.
- Before undergoing surgery, you must be fully recovered from childbirth.
- If you are thinking about having breast surgery, wait several months after you have finished breastfeeding to allow the breasts to resume their stable size and shape.
- Certain non-surgical treatments, such as injectables, may not be advised while breastfeeding.
- Non-surgical body contouring and skin treatments can be cost-effective interim treatments if you plan to become pregnant again in the future.
- If you are having a surgical mommy makeover, you will be unable to lift anything heavier than 5-10 pounds for the first few weeks following surgery; you will require child care assistance during such a time, especially if you have younger children.
Eligibility for Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeovers are intended to reverse the physical changes that occur as a result of childbearing and aging.
Consider getting a mommy makeover if you have any of the following characteristics as a result of childbirth:
- Sagging breasts, uneven breasts, decreased breast volume, drooping nipples, and stretched areolas are all symptoms (the dark skin surrounding the nipple).
- After childbirth, your breasts have grown so large that they are out of proportion with the rest of your body, causing back pain.
- Your tummy has stretch marks and loose skin, and your waistline has become thick and undefined.
- You had a C-section and now have fat deposits on your surgical scar.
- You have extra fat in your love handles, as well as your hips and thighs.
- You have aging signs on your face and around your eyes.
You are most likely a good candidate for this procedure if you are in good general health, have a positive attitude, and realistic expectations.
Mommy Makeover Procedure Options
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Feminine Rejuvenation
- Non-surgical Fat Reduction
- Cellulite Reduction
- Injectables (Fillers)
- Skin Resurfacing Treatments
Mommy Makeover Treatment Plan
Your surgeon will share recommendations and information with you based on your goals, physical characteristics, and the surgeon's years of training and experience, including:
- A strategy for your surgery, including a combination of procedures
- The outcomes that you can expect
- You've made a financial investment in the procedure.
- Risks and complications that may occur
- Anesthesia and surgery location options
- What is required to prepare for surgery?
- What you can expect to go through after surgery
- The doctor will also show you before-and-after photos of similar cases to yours and answer any questions you may have.
Preparing For Procedure
To determine your surgical fitness, your surgeon will provide detailed preoperative instructions, answer any questions you may have, take a detailed medical history, and perform a physical exam.
If your surgeon recommends weight goals or lifestyle changes, make every effort to meet them in order to achieve the best results and reduce the risk of complications. Hydration is critical before and after surgery for safe recovery and critical outcomes, regardless of the type of surgery to be performed.
Aftercare & Recovery
Your surgeon will discuss how long you will be out of commission before you can resume your normal level of activity and work. Following surgery, you and your caregiver will be given detailed instructions for your post surgical care, which will include information about:
- Drains, if any have been installed
- Typical symptoms you will encounter
- Any indications of complications
Because the procedures are performed concurrently, you only have to go through one recovery period. The first week will be the most difficult, and you will feel like you are still recovering for two to three weeks. After that, you should feel fine, but you won't be able to do any heavy lifting (like picking up your children) for six weeks.
Follow all postoperative instructions. This will include information about wearing compression garments, taking any prescribed medications, and the safe level of activity. Your doctor will warn you about potential problems, such as signs of infection. It is critical to understand that the amount of time it takes to recover depends on the extent of your mommy makeover.
If you notice an increase in swelling, pain, redness, drainage, or bleeding in the surgical area, or if you develop fever, dizziness, nausea, or vomiting, contact your surgeon immediately. Shortness of breath, chest pains, and an unusual heartbeat are also red flags.
Choosing The Suitable Surgeon
Who will perform your procedure is the most important decision you will make (s). Because mommy makeovers typically involve multiple procedures, you should ensure that the cosmetic surgeon you choose is not only experienced in each individual procedure you are considering, but also in performing them all together.
Inquire about the number of mommy makeovers performed by potential cosmetic surgeons. Examine a large number of before and after photos, paying special attention to patients with similar body shapes and issues to yours who underwent the procedures you are considering. The safest and most efficient mommy makeover surgery in Delhi is done exclusively at Eterna. Book an appointment today!