Becoming a mother can be one of life’s greatest accomplishments and joys; however, many women experience a variety of physical changes after child birth that may be difficult to reverse with just a healthy diet and exercise. A mommy makeover is any combination of cosmetic procedures that restore your before-pregnancy appearance, typically focusing on the breasts and abdomen. A typical makeover might include a tummy tuck, a breast procedure such as an augmentation, lift or reduction and liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk. The term “mommy makeover” may be new, but the procedures involved have a long, successful, and safe track record. Patients can typically expect anywhere from one to three weeks of recovery from the most invasive procedures.
When to Consider a Mommy Makeover
- If your pregnancy has negatively affected the size and shape of your breasts
- If you’re distressed about your sagging tummy and stretch marks
- If pockets of fat on your waist, abdomen, arms or thighs do not improve with diet and exercise