If we took a snapshot of the comments and questions we get at NuBody Concepts, we would quickly see two main problem areas that women complain the most about: A flabby tummy and sagging breasts. Cue the Mommy Makeover. Learn here how it works and if it’s the best solution for you.
Do You Have to Be Done Having Children for a Mommy Makeover?
It’s not a requirement for a mommy makeover to be done having children. In fact, despite the name, you don’t have to have had any children at all. A mommy makeover works for any woman, anytime.
On the other hand, it’s not unreasonable to wait with your mommy makeover until you’re sure you won’t become pregnant again. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding change the shape of both your tummy and breasts. You’ll have a better idea of what you want your body to look like after these changes have taken place.
It’s called a mommy makeover because it is indeed a great solution to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy shape, but why stop at restoring? While you are making the effort, you might as well go for the body you’ve always wanted!
Is a Mommy Makeover One Single Procedure?
It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. A mommy makeover typically has two parts: a tummy tuck to flatten the abdomen, and a breast augmentation to boost breast volume and/or shape.
Whether your plastic surgeon works on your tummy and breasts in a single setting or splits the procedure into separate appointments is something you should discuss during your consultation. The idea of having it over with in just one go is appealing. However, your recovery might be easier when spread out.
Also, a single date might not be feasible if the procedures are too long. For instance, a routine placement of breast implants together with a mini tummy tuck are easily combined. But add a breast lift to the implants and make it a full tummy tuck with muscle repair, and your surgeon may advise two separate appointments.
What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?
As we previously said, tummy tucks and breast augmentations with implants are the most common components of a mommy makeover. But with the emergence of new non-surgical technologies, you now have additional alternatives. You could choose to lose your mommy belly with non-surgical skin tightening like BodyTite or Renuvion, both radio frequency assisted liposuction techniques that achieve excellent skin contraction without surgery. Not quite as excellent as a tummy tuck, but also a lot easier to recover from, and without a scar.
You could also opt for a fat transfer to breast to boost breast volume instead of using implants. Your own fat, harvested from your waist or thighs with liposuction, can be used as a natural filler to increase the size of your breasts. It’s a great two-for-one procedure, and it’s only minimally-invasive.
Do You Need General Anesthesia for a Mommy Makeover?
Definitely not. A mommy makeover is more comparable to the extraction of wisdom teeth than, say, an appendectomy. You’ll typically receive a combination of IV sedation and local anesthesia, meaning you remain awake during your procedure. It means avoiding the risks associated with general anesthesia, and it also means your recovery will be faster and easier.
At NuBody Concepts, our board-certified plastic surgeons perform mommy makeovers as outpatient procedures at one of our cosmetic surgery facilities in Nashville or Memphis. No hospital, no hospital smell, no hospital parking deck – just a friendly office with comfortable patient lounges and cheerful staff to guide you through your procedure.
Is a Mommy Makeover Permanent?
A mommy makeover is permanent the same way most other plastic surgery is permanent: It provides a reset, allowing you to look younger. From that point forward you will continue to age naturally.
In addition, new weight gain might cause your tummy to lose its flatness again. A healthy diet and regular exercise are keys to maintaining long-term results after plastic surgery.
Contact us today to ask any questions you may have about mommy makeovers, or to schedule a consultation.