BENEFITS OF A MOMMY MAKEOVER
There are a number of benefits of a mommy makeover. Since pregnancy takes a toll on a woman’s stomach and ab muscles, a mommy makeover is often designed to deliver a flatter midsection and help the patient feel more confident in clothing and swimwear.
A mommy makeover can also resolve drooping breasts and make them look more youthful. Some women choose to have breast implants placed at the same time as the breast lift for breast augmentation and enhancement. Finally, this procedure can resolve stubborn fat rolls that may remain after pregnancy, despite a healthy diet and exercise routine. A mommy makeover is tailored to each patient’s specific needs, but typically involves a combination of breast and abdomen procedures.
While there are many physical benefits of a mommy makeover, this procedure almost always leads to psychological benefits such as increased confidence and self-esteem. It can help women feel good about the way they look after having children, allowing them to go through motherhood with a renewed sense of self.
GOOD CANDIDATES FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER
The ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women in good physical health who are bothered by the way their bodies look after having children. They should be at or near their goal weight and no longer be breastfeeding.
Dr. Jonov does not recommend this procedure to patients who smoke or plan to have more children in the future. Patients who are interested in mommy makeovers are encouraged to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jonov so he can determine whether or not they are good candidates.
WHAT TO EXPECT DURING A MOMMY MAKEOVER CONSULTATION
A consultation with Dr.Jonov at our Seattle office is the best way for prospective patients to figure out if a mommy makeover is a good option for them. During a consultation, Dr. Jonov will take the time to listen to the patient’s concerns and design a customized treatment plan that can help her achieve a slimmer, more youthful, and contoured body.
While the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck, breast lift, and liposuction, Dr. Jonov may incorporate other procedures into a woman’s treatment plan, depending on her specific needs. Patients are encouraged to ask questions about their treatment plan and educate themselves as much as possible. They may also look at before and after pictures so they have an idea of what types of results to expect.
PREPARING FOR A MOMMY MAKEOVER
There are certain things mothers can do to prepare for their mommy makeover procedure. Dr. Jonov encourages patients to stay as healthy as possible by adhering to a well-balanced, nutritious diet and exercising regularly. He also recommends they ask for help from friends and family while they recover.
COMMON MOMMY MAKEOVER PROCEDURES
One of the benefits of a mommy makeover is that the procedure is completely custom. There are a number of plastic surgery procedures performed in combination during a mommy makeover. Three of the most common include a tummy tuck, breast lift with or without breast augmentation, and liposuction. Less common but sometimes performed procedures during a tummy tuck include Brazilian butt lift and inverted nipple repair. Let’s take a closer look at the goal of each of these procedures and how they are performed.