Few things change your life as completely as having a child. The same can be said about the changes to your body! For some women, childbearing results in few lasting changes to the body. For others, they’re left with a body they hardly recognize.
Don’t get us wrong, pregnancy and nursing are magical experiences. They remind us what our bodies are capable of, and stretch us far beyond what we thought possible – mentally and physically. These experiences also often leave behind sagging breasts, a thickened waistline, pockets of fat on the hips, and loose skin in the mid-section.
Exercise and diet are important, and as always, are recommended. For some women however, no amount of diet or exercise takes the body back to the shape it was in pre-pregnancy. If you’re finished having kids, and are ready to look and feel sexy in your skin again – Mommy Makeover surgery might be just the solution you’ve been searching for.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
This bundled approach to plastic surgery combines several cosmetic procedures in one visit to the operating room. The Mommy Makeover typically includes a tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction for the body sculpting aspect. In some cases, a Brazilian Butt Lift or less-intense fat-grafting procedures are also added to the surgery.
One big benefit of grouping these procedures together is the single recovery period. Recuperation time for a tummy tuck can be up to six weeks, meaning that patients may be restricted from lifting children and doing heavy household chores until she has the say so from her surgeon. This is essential to acknowledge realistically before moving forward. It’s important to implement a support system, especially if you have young children, or will need help with physical tasks during your recovery.
The other significant benefit is that your aesthetic goals can be achieved in proportion with each other. The choice of a board certified plastic surgeon should include choosing one that shares your aesthetic values, and is willing to help support your vision of transformation safely.
Affiliation with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons ensures that the ASPS member surgeon is trained, experienced and qualified to perform cosmetic surgery. Because so many of the cosmetic procedures today are not covered by insurance unless they are deemed a medical necessity, doctors and dentists alike are lured into performing surgery simply because they can with their medical license.
It is important, as with any procedure, to discuss the background of the surgeon that you are considering, and to make an educated decision.
Once you’ve decided to move forward with booking your surgery, an experienced plastic surgeon will evaluate your medical history. They may advise you to drop a few pounds in a healthy manner to help you achieve maximum results. Finding a cosmetic surgery practice — including the surgeon, his staff and the facility you can trust — will help you achieve the best results you can, safely.
Dr. Bernabe Vazquez has more than 35 years experience as a board certified plastic surgeon. He and his team of compassionate, competent and caring professionals will be with you every step of the way along your transformative journey.