There’s a lot of buzz around the ever popular mommy makeover, but not always a great deal of understanding what exactly a mommy makeover is and who it’s right for. But fear not! Here are answers to 3 of the top mommy makeover FAQs.
1. What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Simply put, the goal of a mommy makeover is to help you look and feel your best after having children by helping you achieve the shape and appearance of your pre-baby body. This can involve a combination or surgeries like tummy tuck, breast enhancement, med spa treatments and more.
Most surgeons say that a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck plus at least one other surgical or nonsurgical procedure. Combining abdominoplasty with a breast enhancement procedure like a breast lift and/or augmentation is one of the most “traditional” mommy makeover procedures. But no 2 mommy makeovers are identical. Your mommy makeover will be customized to help you meet your unique goals.
2. Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
Now that you know what a mommy makeover is, the next step is to determine whether or not it’s right for you. The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is at least 6 months post-partum or has finished breastfeeding for at least 6 months. It’s helpful that you be at or near your goal weight and in good physical and mental health. Also, if you’re planning on having more children in the future, you are better off to wait before having surgery. The effects of an additional pregnancy can undo many of the cosmetic gains of your mommy makeover. The ideal candidate is a mother looking to regain her confidence and reclaim her pre-baby body.
3. What Should I Expect in My Mommy Makeover Consultation?
At your mommy makeover consultation, you will discuss your goals with your surgeon and how together you can make those goals a reality. He or she will complete a physical evaluation to determine your eligibility, walk you through what procedures he feels are right for you and determine what results you can reasonably expect from your mommy makeover.
These 3 quick mommy makeover FAQs can help you better understand mommy makeovers, and determine whether or not a mommy makeover is right for you.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a plastic surgeon in Denver, Colorado. Board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Dr. Campanile is highly skilled and experienced in aesthetic procedures, with a focus on body contouring and breast enhancement.