Pregnancy is an exceptional journey that many women experience. There are so many great things about becoming a mom that sometimes we feel like we can’t talk about the not-so-great things—like loose skin and breast changes that make us feel self-conscious. The truth is, pregnancy takes a toll on our bodies. It can be hard to feel your best when you have experienced so many drastic changes. Many women feel exactly like you do, and it’s not something you should be ashamed of. That’s why the Mommy Makeover is one of the most popular procedure plans in plastic surgery.
What Procedures Are in the Mommy Makeover?
While Mommy Makeover surgery can include a variety of procedures, it primarily consists of a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. Sometimes, it also includes liposuction in those particularly troublesome areas of the body as well. It takes care of the areas of the body most impacted by pregnancy, which are the stomach and the breasts.
The stomach is likely the area of the body most impacted by pregnancy. After all, it was the home that nurtured and grew your little one! However, the change after pregnancy can make you unsettled. It’s not uncommon to have loose and sagging skin that is extremely hard to repair through simple diet and exercise. That’s where a tummy tuck can help. This procedure works to tighten skin and remove excess fat. The result will be a tighter, flatter midsection that will instantly make you feel better about your abdominal area.
Breast augmentation is the other part of the Mommy Makeover. Breasts are often impacted by pregnancy due to breastfeeding. The result can be sagging breasts that have lost significant volume and "umph." The breast augmentation portion of the Mommy Makeover procedure can involve a breast augmentation, breast lift, or a combination of both. Women can choose an implant that is similar to their pre-baby body or even enhance their bust size if they want to.
At a Mommy Makeover consultation, your plastic surgeon will go over your desired goals and help you make some selections. For example, with breast augmentation, you and your plastic surgeon will choose the best incision, implant type, and implant position to achieve your goal. After the initial consultation, your surgeries will be scheduled and you will receive pre-operative instructions closer to your first surgery date.
Who Is a Good Candidate for the Mommy Makeover?
The goal of Mommy Makeover surgery is for mothers to walk away from these procedures refreshed and ready to conquer motherhood. If you’ve been unhappy with your body changes due to pregnancy, then the Mommy Makeover is right for you! It’s best that new moms wait a minimum of 6 months after childbirth to ensure that their bodies have properly healed after pregnancy and childbirth. Whether your body frustrations are new, or you’re well into motherhood, the team at the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery (ACPS) is ready to help you take control of your body.
What Does Someone Look Like After They’ve Received the Mommy Makeover?
The before and afters of a Mommy Makeover are truly amazing. The ACPS team loves to see the mothers who receive these surgeries light up with confidence. If this incredible transformation has you asking, “Where can I get a Mommy Makeover near me?” then look no further than The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery in Timonium, MD.
How Much Do Mommy Makeovers Cost?
Mommy makeover surgeries combine two to four advanced surgical procedures, oftentimes making it a pricer surgery. On average, the Mommy Makeover cost is between $15,000 - $20,000. ACPS wants you to get your body back and knows this price tag can be daunting, which is why they are incredibly proud to offer patients the option of Care Credit. Explore financing options and be on your way to your best body and deserved confidence!
Put Yourself First
As moms, it can sometimes be really hard to put ourselves first. However, becoming a mother doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) mean that your self-esteem is placed on the back burner. Instead, focus on the fact that doing this for yourself can have a positive effect on other areas of your life. Your happiness is worth it and you deserve that pre-pregnancy body back.
If you are concerned with the body changes from pregnancy, know that options are available to help you feel refreshed. At the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery, we understand. We want to help guide you through the process so you can start looking and feeling your best and get back to your little one(s). Contact us today!