It is evident that pregnancy and childbirth can have a significant impact on a woman’s body, with noticeable changes resulting from weight fluctuations, loose skin and hormonal shifts during pregnancy. Many women may experience complaints such as abdominal laxity, stretch marks, and increased fat in areas like the lower abdomen, thighs, and hips.
Women also complain about the changes in their breasts. Breasts commonly decrease in size and become “droopy”, often accompanied with stretch marks around the nipples.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover surgery is a highly individualized procedure. You should do it for yourself, your children, not to fulfill someone else’s desires or to try to fit any sort of ideal image.
You may be a candidate for mommy makeover surgery or plastic surgery if:
- You are in good medical health
- You are at your ideal body weight
- You have a positive outlook and realistic expectations
- You are finished with childbearing
A “Mommy Makeover” refers to the surgical correction of these common post-pregnancy changes. It usually involves an abdominoplasty, liposuction of the hips and thighs, a breast lift with or without breast implants and Brazilian Butt lift.
Depending on surgical complications, the skill of the plastic surgeon and the motivation of the patient, these procedures may be combined into one surgical operation.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, will remove the excess skin of the lower abdomen. Pregnancy stretches out the skin and no amount of diet and exercise can “shrink” this lax skin. As I often tell my patients, you cannot diet or exercise away skin. This skin laxity often gets more pronounced after each pregnancy.
More importantly, an abdominoplasty will tighten the underlying abdominal muscles that have been weakened from the pregnancy.
The hormonal changes of pregnancy also stimulate the body to increase its fat reserves. As a result, an increased amount of fat is stored in areas such as the hips and thighs. This fat is extremely resistant to exercise, making it almost impossible to eliminate through diet and exercise. Liposuction can permanently remove this excess fat, and improve the shape of the lower body.
The breasts are extremely sensitive to fluctuations in weight and hormone, two things that commonly accompany pregnancy. Most women experience an increase in breast size during pregnancy and during breast feeding.
However, the breasts often decrease during pregnancy weight and rapidly in size. This can result in breasts that are smaller and sag more than the woman’s pre-pregnancy breasts. The rapid change in breast size may also result in stretch marks. A breast lift will lift the breasts and eliminate the “sag”. Breast implants may also be placed during this lift in order to increase breast size.
Mommy Makeover Are Popular
A “Mommy Makeover” is increasing in popularity as women look for ways to reverse the effects of pregnancy and return their body to a pre-pregnancy state. This is a commonly performed procedure for woman in their late 30s to mid 40s who are not planning future pregnancies.
While many women prefer to undergo multiple procedures in one operation, it is not necessary. The individual components of the “Mommy Makeover” can be performed in separate operations.
How do be a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
You should only get a Mommy Makeover if you are a are finished having kids. If it’s even a slight possibility that you will want to have another child then you should wait to have more children the surgical procedure performed.
Mommy Makeover Cost
It’s critical to take note of that the expense of a mother makeover can change significantly starting with one patient then onto the next and regularly does exclude other medical procedure related costs. The significant costs that factor into your all out are the specialist’s charge, office expense, sedation expense, post-medical procedure charges and cost of inserts.
In this way, to give a to some degree clear answer, the mommy makeover cost can go from $15,000 to $30,000.
Questions and Answers
How Much do I need to Weight for a Mommy Makeover?
In general, mommy makeovers surgeries are performed at BMI’s of 30 or lower. Talk to Dr Schulman about your options if you have a BMI over 30. As for your overall body weight, you’ll need to be close to your ideal weight, preferably within 10-20 pounds of your ideal weight.
Can You Get a Mommy Makeover if Overweight?
A mommy makeover surgery is specifically crafted to address common concerns that arise due to pregnancy and changes in weight, including breast deflation, skin sagging, and abdominal stretch marks. If you identify as plus-size or overweight, a mommy makeover surgery could be beneficial for you.
How Many Sizes Do You Lose with a Mommy Makeover?
After undergoing a Mommy Makeover with a Tummy Tuck, most women experience a reduction of 2 to 3 pants sizes. However, there are cases where patients have seen even greater results, with up to 4 additional pant sizes being lost. This can particularly occur in situations where there was a significant amount of loose skin prior to the mommy makeover procedure.
What makes you a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
Typically, individuals most suitable for this surgical procedure tend to possess the following characteristics: They are in good overall health, maintain or are close to their ideal body weight, and do not intend to become pregnant again.
Am I too fat for a mommy makeover?
Prior to embarking on your plus-size mommy makeover journey, it’s crucial to understand that candidates for the surgery should be in excellent health and possess a BMI below 40.
Body Mass Index (BMI) is a metric that evaluates body fat in relation to height and weight, and it is applicable to both adult males and females.
Will I have mommy makeover scars?
When extracting fat from the abdominal area during a tummy tuck procedure, the existing tummy tuck incision is typically utilized, resulting in no additional scarring from mommy makeover. Nevertheless, if you are undergoing liposuction in your hips, lower back, or another region, a few minor lipo incisions scars will be necessary.
Contact Us To Book a Mommy Makeover Consultation
Dr. Schulman a board certified plastic surgeon will look at medical history, risks involved, medical conditions and other past surgeries to see if you are a good candidates for cosmetic procedure.