There’s no question, being a mom is a demanding job. After pregnancy, it definitely can be a challenge for moms to find the time to get their bodies back -- but a mommy makeover can help. A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures ranging from breast augmentation and liposuction to a tummy tuck. More moms are also adding noninvasive treatments to their makeover checklist such as BOTOX and dermal fillers to give them an overall rejuvenated look. When all efforts of regular exercise and a healthy diet have been exhausted, turning to a mommy makeover can be the right solution!
The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery are leading experts in helping moms in the Northern Virginia area feel like their former selves once more. Moms feel at ease in a comfortable and welcoming environment that allows each surgeon to listen to their patients' aesthetic needs and determine what procedures will help them look and feel amazing. Here is some helpful information on what a mommy makeover can do and how the experienced plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery can help.
What a mom can expect
After undergoing a mommy makeover, moms in Northern Virginia can expect to look and feel great. No more deflated breasts or sagging skin in the stomach area. No more struggling with stubborn excess fat that has settled in places it didn’t exist before. Being pregnant can leave its mark and a mommy makeover can restore a mom’s figure so she can feel confident again.
The many benefits of a makeover
One of the main benefits of a mommy makeover is more than one area can be transformed at the same time. It means a mom only has to prep for one surgical day and one recovery period. Even though the breasts and tummy are popular choices for the mommy makeover, basically any area of the body that has changed with pregnancy can be addressed. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Auston-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery have the knowledge and expertise in this procedure to help you decide what you need and how they will get you the results you want.
Popular mommy makeover procedures
Being a mom is a wonderful experience but certain areas of the body change with each pregnancy. Fluctuating weight, hormones, and even your age can affect how your body will react to pregnancy. A mommy makeover can be customized to meet the different needs of each woman. Some of the more popular procedures are:
A woman’s breasts can lose size, volume, and shape with each pregnancy. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular procedures in a mommy makeover. Women opt for breast implants to improve the overall size, shape, and appearance of their breasts. In some instances, a mom may need a breast lift prior to implants to remove excess loose skin from weight loss and have her breasts lifted for optimal results with implants. In other cases, some women are left with larger breasts after pregnancy, so they go for a breast lift and reduction, resulting in smaller, perkier breasts. No matter what procedure you select, with an experienced plastic surgeon such as those at Austin-Weston handling your mommy makeover, your breasts may look better than before having kids.
Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)
The stomach area is another obvious target zone that needs addressing for most Northern Virginia moms after childbirth. Pregnancy can stretch the skin and underlying muscles. A traditional tummy tuck removes excess skin and tightens the abdominal muscles leaving moms with a more fit, toned appearance to their stomach area. A tummy tuck can also be customized. Some moms may need only a little help so a mini tummy tuck will do. Others may need help on a larger scope, so an extended tummy tuck is needed to remove larger amounts of loose, saggy skin. Women struggling with loose, deflated skin in their upper torso can consider a reverse tummy tuck as part of their mommy makeover process.
In most cases, some form of liposuction may be used with a mommy makeover to further contour and reshape a mom’s body. Liposuction can remove excess fat in trouble spots like the stomach, lower back, hips, thighs, and other areas that are bothersome. Weight problems are common with pregnancy and it can settle in the oddest places -- even in places that it didn’t exist before. After a thorough examination and consultation, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center of Cosmetic Surgery will determine if liposuction would be an appropriate addition to your mommy makeover to further contour your body into a shape that you will love.
Rejuvenating skin help
More and more, moms are adding noninvasive treatments to their mommy makeover. Pregnancy can leave a mom’s face looking dull or tired. Noninvasive facial help like BOTOX or dermal fillers can give moms a fresh, younger look, hiding fine lines and wrinkles that may be creeping in. These nonsurgical treatments can be easily added to a mom’s makeover day and combined with other procedures.
Being prepared for your makeover day
Since mom takes care of everyone, it’s important to make sure you have someone who is going to help you after surgery. For the first week, it will be necessary to have full-time help. Make sure your recovery space is loaded with what you will need to allow for an easy transition from the surgical center to home. Your medications should be filled, your favorite TV shows or books ready, and help is lined up -- especially when it comes to watching the children -- in order for your recovery to go smoothly.
The right time for a mommy makeover
When it comes to a mommy makeover, timing is everything. It is highly recommended that Northern Virginia moms are done growing their families before considering a mommy makeover. You want to enjoy your results for many years and becoming pregnant again can alter those new changes. If you are done having children, it is suggested to wait at least 6-9 months after your last pregnancy in order to give your body time to be fully ready.
No matter what combination of procedures you may need, a mommy makeover can make a mom feel younger and more rejuvenated. A makeover can be a psychological benefit to any mom struggling with how she looks after having children. If a mom sees a better version of herself in the mirror, then she will be happier and stronger for those around her. The board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery can offer their keen eye and surgical talent to bring life-changing results to moms in Northern Virginia. If you are considering a mommy makeover then we invite you to call or schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons today.