Look at any mommy makeover before and after gallery, and you’ll instantly see why this surgery is so popular. Depending on which procedures a patient selects for her surgery, a mommy makeover can totally transform a person’s silhouette.
However, despite the popularity of this surgery, many patients still don’t fully understand what a mommy makeover entails. We want you to feel prepared as you approach your surgery, so we’ve created this before and after mommy makeover guide to help you become more acquainted with what you can expect.
From what to wear to the procedure and how to prepare for recovery to what vitamins to take before and after mommy makeover surgery, patients usually have loads of questions. Fortunately, the more you are educated about your procedure, the smoother the entire process will be and the better your results should be as well — so, let’s get started!
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination surgery that includes multiple procedures performed at the same time — or in a series of planned surgeries, depending on the goals of the patient.
The term is just a colloquial one, thought up because the primary procedures performed in these surgeries are often done to help women restore their pre baby bodies after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. All of these experiences are wonderful and natural, but they can change your physical body significantly.
What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?
Ultimately, no two mommy makeovers are the same. For some women, a mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast enhancement surgery. For other women, it may simply be liposuction and a BBL.
Mommy makeovers are catered to the individual. But in general, the majority of them include any combination of the following:
Other procedures such as body contouring (body lifts), facial cosmetic surgery, or breast reduction may also be performed, but they are slightly less common.
Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Good candidates for a mommy makeover have physical concerns that are frequently due to the experience of having children. But anyone can get a mommy makeover. Here is a list of the most common concerns that may lead your plastic surgeon to recommend a mommy makeover (one or more of the following):
- Excess skin on the abdomen (loose skin)
- Stubborn fat deposits on the body
- Sagging, drooping breasts
- Loss of breast volume
- “Love handles”
- Drooping or “flat” buttocks
In order to qualify for this surgery, you must be in good general health without any major illnesses or ongoing medical treatments. Your provider may require additional medical exams to ensure you are fit for a safe surgery.
What Are Mommy Makeover Risks?
All plastic surgeries come with risks such as the risk for infection, excessive bleeding, fluid accumulation, poor scarring, and more. But the main risk of mommy makeover surgery is the longer duration that patients must be in surgery.
Several studies have shown that the safest length of surgery (with anesthesia use) is no more than 5-6 hours. Any longer than that, and the risk for complications increases significantly.
For this reason, we, of course, always ensure that patients are in good physical health before surgery. But we may also stagger your procedures depending on your goals.
As an example, if a patient desires both a BBL (Brazilian butt lift) and major breast enhancement surgery, we will need to schedule these procedures for different times. This is because a BBL requires that patients do not sit or sleep directly on their buttocks for several weeks, but major breast enhancement surgery means you can’t lie on your stomach either.
Talk to your surgeon about your unique goals, and they will help you create the best surgical plan that eliminates as many risks as possible.
More Mommy Makeover Surgery FAQs
Can men get a mommy makeover?
Yes, despite the name, it’s really a male female surgery. Both men and women can undergo a
With that said, when looking at mommy makeover before and after pictures filter cases by gender so that you get more accurate results. Photo gallery filters can help you find past patients that look like you!
How much does a mommy makeover surgery cost?
Mommy makeover cost is difficult to estimate because every patient will have a unique set of goals and needs. This means the expenses required for the varying surgeries will differ drastically from patient to patient. It’s best to book a consultation appointment to get an accurate price estimate.
How much is a mommy makeover before and after photo set?
Most plastic surgeons will want to photograph your before and after photos, and with your consent, they may post them online or show them to future patients. You should not need to pay for mommy makeover before and after photos.
How painful is a mommy makeover?
Patients will experience some discomfort and soreness after surgery, but this should improve within a week or two. The discomfort you feel will depend on which surgeries you undergo. Of course, your surgeon will have varying pain management solutions available for your use at home as you heal.
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Getting your pre baby body back can be a worthwhile endeavor if you’ve been feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious about the physical changes from pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Most women who undergo this surgery say they wish they would have done it sooner.
If you’re ready to take the next step, please call our NYC office to schedule a consultation appointment with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthew Schulman. As a body contouring expert, Dr. Schulman is excellently equipped to help you on your journey. Call today to book your appointment.