It’s very common for a woman’s body to transform after having children. It’s also common for a new mother to yearn for her pre-pregnancy figure, and to find diet and exercise unhelpful toward reaching that goal. Mommy makeover is a multi-faceted treatment which helps women refine the areas of their bodies that have changed with pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Mommy Makeover Options
Most mommy makeover treatment plans include a combination of the following:
- Breast surgery to augment, reduce or lift the breasts into a more youthful and perky position. Saline or silicone implants can be used to enhance the size and fullness of the breasts.
- Tummy tuck to remove excess fat and skin and tighten the abdominal muscles (which tend to separate during pregnancy).
- Liposuction to slim areas of the body where excess fat has accumulated (e.g., the trunk, thighs, buttocks, arms).
Mommy makeover surgeon Dr. Horowitz will first meet with you and ask about your cosmetic goals, your medical history and your lifestyle. He will develop a treatment plan based on your personal needs. Depending on the extent of treatment, he may perform several procedures on the same day or he may space out the procedures, leaving you time to recover before the next surgery. It helps if you are as candid as possible about what you hope to achieve with your mommy makeover.
It’s important to be at a stable weight before scheduling your mommy makeover. Mommy makeover is not a weight loss surgery. Also, you should not plan to have more children, as future pregnancies can reverse the effects of treatment.
In terms of the scheduling your mommy makeover, you will want to time your surgeries properly to ensure that you have help as you recover. Depending on your exact treatment plan, you may have one long recovery or several shorter recovery periods. In either scenario, you should plan to recover for at least several days. You won’t be able to bend or lift anything heavy, including your children. It’s best to enlist the round-the-clock help of a loved one or caretaker for a stress-free and smooth recovery.
Learn More about Mommy Makeover
For more information about mommy makeover, please contact the office of Dr. Jeffrey Horowitz, a trusted cosmetic surgeon. Call us at 410-741-3440 or email us today to ask questions or request a one-on-one surgical consultation