The New Year is almost upon us. It’s a time for reflection and a time when many of us make plans for positive changes in our lives. If you’re done with childbearing and are unhappy with the changes in your body from pregnancy and childbirth, then you may have been thinking about surgery to improve your contours. A Mommy Makeover is a popular all-in-one plastic surgery that helps moms who long for their pre-pregnancy body to feel more comfortable and confident. Read on to learn if a Mommy Makeover is right for you.
What it is
A Mommy Makeover is a popular surgery for moms and even women who haven’t had children but have unwanted changes to their body from weight fluctuations and want to tackle multiple areas at once. It consists of multiple procedures in one operation, hospital visit and recovery period. It’s convenient and safer for those reasons.
The most common procedures include a breast enhancement, tummy tuck and liposuction. Many women want a breast lift with breast augmentation, but some elect to undergo breast reduction surgery.
A tummy tuck will tighten underlying abdominal muscles that have been stretched after childbirth. Excess skin will be removed to achieve a flatter, firmer abdomen.
Liposuction will remove small fat deposits from different areas of the body to improve the overall contour and create a better figure. Often these are stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond well to diet and exercise alone.
During your consultation, you will discuss pre-operative directions with Dr. Price. You’ll want to bring your medication list to your appointment and discuss what you’re taking as some medications can increase your risk for bleeding. Smoking can delay healing, so if you smoke, you’ll need to stop at least six weeks prior to surgery. You’ll want to arrange for someone to take you home after surgery and stay with you for the first day after surgery at least. If you have children, arrange for someone to care for them for the first several days as you’ll be prohibited from lifting, driving and cleaning.
If you are certain you are done having children, now may be the right time to consider surgery. To learn more about a Mommy Makeover and if it’s right for you, call (203) 453-6635 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Price.