The Mommy Makeover
Children are a gift — the kind that bring a little more joy every day (even on the days they make you a little crazy). But with that gift sometimes come a few unwanted add-ons – in the form of sagging skin, extra weight and stretch marks, to name a few. You love your children, but you don’t always love your body — and that’s okay, because you are not alone.
When diet and exercise aren’t getting you the results you want, it might be time to consider a Mommy Makeover. This term refers to cosmetic surgery options that can help get you back to the pre-pregnancy, pre-children body that you remember so fondly.
This multi-part procedure lifts, nips, tucks, corrects and smooths all the things that time, pregnancy, nursing, and sleepless nights took away. While some women will choose one item from the list, more and more women are opting to go for the total package, and the numbers show it. These figures show the increase in some of the more common procedures involved in the Mommy Makeover, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons:
- Tummy Tucks: up 85% since 2000
- Breast Lifts: up 70% since 2000
- Breast Augmentation: up 39% since 2000
Mommy Makeovers can also include liposuction,body sculpting and, for some women, breast reduction rather than augmentation.
Women interested in a Mommy Makeover should be in good overall health, as ample recovery time necessary for the body to heal properly. This is not the kind of procedure that will have you lifting, jumping, and running with your toddlers within a few days of surgery (though you will certainly be able to do all of that again once your full recovery is complete). If you opt for multiple procedures — such as a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation, or liposuction and a breast lift, — you will experience both longer time in surgery and in recovery.
Whether you’re interested in a whole Mommy Makeover or just one procedure, one of our professional plastic surgeons can help you figure out the best plan for your needs.. Here at Sadrian Plastic Surgery, we can explain our approach to the Mommy Makeover and answer all of your questions about the procedures that comprise it, or any other cosmetic procedure that might interest you. Call today to make your appointment. We are proud to help San Diego mommies look the the superwomen we already know them to be!