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What is a Mommy Makeover, and Do You Need One?

Mommy makeover is a type of plastic surgery that has gained incredible attention over the past few years. It is a surgery that includes several procedures designed to resolve issues related to childbirth and breastfeeding. It is a combination of multiple procedures performed in one standing to improve the changes that linger after childbearing and breastfeeding in women. One crucial thing you must know is that mommy makeover plastic surgery is not a “one-size-fits-all” type of surgery. The procedures are customized according to individual needs and preferences. However, the main procedures happen on breasts and abdomen, and the patient can opt for additional improvements if needed. At Hobbs Clinic, we are dedicated to giving you back your beautiful body after childbirth to restore your confidence. Let’s dive into the components of a mommy makeover surgery and how you qualify for one. These details will help you decide if you need one.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Surgery Include?

As mentioned earlier, a mommy makeover surgery is customized according to your needs and anatomy. Things like pregnancy, weight gain, weight loss, age, and breastfeeding can take a toll on your physical appearance. The body may stretch beyond its elasticity point, leaving you with stretch marks or saggy skin. You may lose the volume of your breasts, hips, and buttocks that cannot be rectified by dieting or exercise. The good news is that our plastic surgeon Dr. David Matlock knows exactly what your body needs to bring back your initial beauty. The work of the surgeon is to help women rejuvenate their bodies in the areas affected by a pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. You can choose a combination of the following procedures.

  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Labiaplasty

The main aim of a mommy makeover is to restore the affected parts of the body to their original beauty. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect the look and volume of the breasts, leaving them deflated. The surgery will involve removing the excess skin, unwanted fat and adding volume to the breasts using breast implants.

How Do You Know You Need a Mommy Makeover?

Look at yourself in the mirror. In which direction are your nipples facing? If the nipples are facing downwards, you may use breast lift or augmentation to restore their shape. A breast lift will restore the youthful look of your breasts by ensuring the nipple is at the center and faces forward.

Another thing that will help you decide if you need this surgery, is your tummy. Even if liposuction is effective in removing fats around the abdomen, it cannot address saggy skin and loose muscles around the tummy, a problem that most women have after pregnancy. If you have loose skin or excess fat around the belly you can benefit from a tummy tuck for a lean and flat tummy.

What Do You Need to Qualify for a Mommy Makeover?

The key to qualifying for a mommy makeover is to understand that you are doing this for your own benefit. Don’t do it because other people have different opinions about your body. Do it when you feel the need to and if your current look is affecting your confidence. The first thing you need to do is take care of your body even during pregnancy. Then, observe the following to qualify.

  • Maintain Good Health

You cannot go through this surgery if you have other underlying medical conditions. You need to ensure you are in good physical condition to ensure your surgery is successful and can heal quickly. If you developed a condition like diabetes during pregnancy, you might not qualify for this surgery at the moment.

  • Quit Smoking Weeks Before Surgery

If you are a smoker, you might have to give up on smoking weeks before and after the surgery. Smoking decreases blood circulation and delays wound healing. Better yet, it is a good reason to quit smoking once and for all.

  • Maintain a Healthy Weight

Remember, a mommy makeover is not designed to help you lose normal weight. It was designed to assist in losing the weight you gained while pregnant. Therefore, you need to ensure you are in your desired weight to make the procedure successful. Liposuction can help remove the excess fats but not remove the excess skin you gained. Gaining weight during pregnancy is normal, but a mommy makeover is not a solution.

  • Ensure You are Done Having Kids

Even if this is not mandatory, it is an important point to consider. This is because every time you get pregnant, the skin stretches and undoes the work done during surgery. So, to avoid repetitive surgery, we suggest being done with having children first.

Schedule Your Consultation with Us

A mommy makeover is effective in restoring your confidence by giving you back your initial beauty before pregnancy. Because the surgery involves multiple procedures and you get everything done in one standing, you reduce the downtime, and you are back in shape before you even know it. Consult our professionals at Hobbs Clinic. You will be happy you chose us.

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