While having children can be an extremely gratifying experience, the aesthetic effects that childbirth has over a woman's body, like stretch marks, flattened breasts and loose abdominal muscles, can be very frustrating. Mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to help women get their pre-pregnancy bodies back and deal with sagging, stretched skin and excess fat resulting from breastfeeding and childbirth. Mommy makeovers are rapidly gaining popularity with millions of women applying for them annually, and may include a breast lift (with or without implants), or, in some cases, a breast reduction, a liposuction, a tummy tuck and lower body lift depending on your individual needs and aesthetic goals.
After breastfeeding breasts tend to lose volume and shape, become deflated and develop skin stretches, the abdominal area may lose flatness and proportion. These effects cannot be dealt with via diet and exercise and a surgery is needed to address these issues. Another popular procedure is a buttock lift carried out via non-surgical fat grafting, when the patients fat is harvested from areas where it is abundant and injected into buttocks to create fuller and more toned lower body. A slimmer body contour is an obvious benefit of such a procedure, as well as minimal recovery time.
Mommy makeover prices may vary greatly depending on your individual needs, the degree of corrections needed, your geographical location and your surgeon’s qualification and experience. A breast augmentation is usually more costly than a simple surgical breast lift and fat transfer can significantly increase the total mommy makeover cost. Most clinics offer client financing plans and flexible payment options, so that you won’t have to pay the entire sum at once.
You are a candidate for a mommy makeover if your health is in good conditions, you don't smoke, your weight tends to remain stable and you work out regularly. It is recommended that you postpone your mommy makeover if you plan on having more children, as the achieved effects will be minimized after childbirth. The effects of mommy makeover will be lasting but not permanent. After the course of procedures it is necessary to stick to regular exercise regimen and a healthy diet and turn up for surgeon’s check ups to ensure more lasting effect.