Most women know that pregnancy and childbirth dramatically change your abdomen, breasts, and vaginal area. However, some women experience additional physical changes that affect their legs, arms, hips, and buttocks, leaving them feeling less confident in themselves. If that is the case, a mommy makeover is an excellent option for substantially rejuvenating your body after pregnancy with several simultaneous surgeries.
Though several procedures at once may sound daunting, the process offers several advantages compared to having the surgeries separately. Further, mommy makeover results are long-lasting, so a lot of patients find that the recovery process and time commitments are worthwhile. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Yaghoubian at AESTHETICA LA to talk about the five things to know about a mommy makeover if you are looking to restore your body contours after childbirth.
The most crucial thing to know about a mommy makeover is that there is no specific standard regarding what procedures to include. Since a woman’s body uniquely changes during pregnancy, mommy makeovers offer a customized approach. Therefore, patients may choose their combination of procedures to target specific cosmetic concerns during a consultation.
Most mommy makeover packages include surgeries targeting the abdomen and breasts, as these areas typically change the most during pregnancy. For example, popular procedures to include are liposuction, a tummy tuck, a breast lift, and either a breast augmentation or reduction. In addition, patients can consider procedures for skin tightening and other body contouring, such as an arm, thigh, lower body, and Brazilian butt lift.
However, many patients question if a mommy makeover has more risks, a longer recovery time, or more significant scarring afterward. In fact, a mommy makeover reduces surgical risks and costs with simultaneous procedures, without extending the recovery period. Lastly, the scars are not going to be more extensive than scars from the same procedures performed separately – and they will result in a quicker overall healing time since they are all recovering simultaneously instead of consecutively.
As a result of undergoing multiple procedures at once, an essential factor to know about mommy makeovers is that the results are not immediately visible. More specifically, patients typically have moderate swelling and bruising during recovery, which changes the body’s appearance. Therefore, patience is essential as it may take several weeks to months for side effects to subside and for the visible enhancements to take hold.
Furthermore, although these enhancements could be long-lasting, preserving these effects will require you to follow a healthy lifestyle. For instance, body contouring procedures do not prevent additional weight gain from reversing the results. Breast augmentation or lift surgery does not fully prevent the breasts from aging afterward, including breast sagging.
However, not every woman is ideal for mommy makeover surgeries, especially if they are not done having children. Qualifying patients must maintain a stable weight before and after surgery, be a non-smoker, and have realistic expectations for their final results. They should also avoid further pregnancies in order to maintain the results.
Some of the most important things to know about a mommy makeover include your unique combination of procedures, the advantages of simultaneous surgeries, and expectations for your results and recovery. However, since each mommy makeover process is unique to a patient, discussing treatment in-depth with Dr. Yaghoubian beforehand is critical.
Afterward, you will feel significantly more confident in your appearance. If interested, call AESTHETICA LA for a consultation to further discuss your customized treatment plan and what to expect for your recovery and final results.