Thinking about a mommy makeover?
Motherhood can be hard on a woman, both mentally and physically. In an attempt to recover parts of their former selves, many mothers are opting in for the cosmetic surgery known as a Mommy Makeover— a combo that typically consists of a tummy tuck and a breast procedure (lift or augmentation).
In a nutshell, a mommy makeover is a trend towards plastic surgery for post-pregnancy moms who are fighting to get their old bodies back. As a result of stretch marks, a stretched belly, added weight, and hormonal changes to the face and breasts, women have to work hard to lose the baby weight and return to shape.
Even with diet and exercise, some have problem areas that don’t seem to go away. It could be that your abdominal muscles have separated and there is a permanent pooch that you can’t seem to get rid of no matter how many crunches you do. Or, it might be the breasts that have shrunk or deflated after you finished breastfeeding. Even if you lose weight, the fat seems to have redistributed to places you didn’t want it to go.
All of these changes have caused a spike in plastic surgery rates among new and old mothers. They want to preserve who they were and what they looked like before children. For that reason, plastic surgery patients are on the rise. Mothers of all ages are having breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts, and other procedures.
Now with all this said, you can’t just run to your surgeon for a quick fix. Start by scheduling a consultation for clear surgery expectations, some good questions to ask should be about what to expect during surgery, recovery, and when you’ll be visiting your surgeon after the surgery.
Recovery, especially from multiple procedures, can be hard and long. It is not cheap either, but the results are totally worth it! To reduce your cost and the number of procedures, many surgeons recommend losing weight through diet and exercise to tighten and tone as much as possible first.
If you’re ready to get more information on a mommy makeover, we recommend researching to find a local Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon. At ReGenesis Plastic Surgery in Grand Junction and Montrose, CO all of our surgeons are Board-Certified and ready to help you look and feel your best!