What Is a Mommy Makeover?

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Any mom will tell you that having a child changes you. Most of those changes are special and ones that no one would trade — seeing that first smile and watching your little one take those first steps, for example.

But there are other changes that moms often don’t expect and can do without. Loose skin, sagging breasts, stretch marks, and even hair loss. This is why “mommy makeovers” have become an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment in recent years. A mommy makeover can help you recapture the body you had before childbirth, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds as a mom.

Mommy Makeover Explained

mommy makeover isn’t any single procedure but is instead a collection of cosmetic procedures that address many of the issues that affect women after giving birth. Namely, loose skin or a “pooch” in the tummy area, sagging breasts, blemishes, and stretch marks. A cosmetic surgeon can help you assess your particular problem areas and recommend a mommy makeover that is right for you.

What’s in a Mommy Makeover Package?

The most common areas that a mommy makeover will treat are the abdomen and the breasts, but a package can address other areas as well. For example, a basic mommy makeover package may include stomach and love handle liposuction combined with breast augmentation that uses fat transfer. More involved cases may require a tummy tuck, which helps tighten up loose and sagging skin. Specific procedures involved in a mommy makeover can include:

5 Facts About Mommy Makeovers

1. No Two Mommy Makeovers Are Alike

While most people first think of liposuction in the tummy and a breast lift or augmentation, a mommy makeover package can be whatever you want it to be. You can work with your cosmetic surgeon to create a personalized package to address your specific trouble areas, such as cellulite or stretch marks. At Innovations Medical, we are committed to personalized care and never want patients to feel pressured into procedures they don’t need.

2. Tummy Tucks Are a Very Popular Option

Liposuction is great for addressing stubborn fat that just won’t go away despite diet and exercise, but the biggest issue that many moms deal with after pregnancy is loose and sagging skin. A tummy tuck is a minimally invasive procedure that removes this loose skin and helps regain a tighter and firmer midsection — with minimal scarring.

3. Many Mommies Deal with Hair Loss

Female pattern hair loss is more common than many realize, affecting 40% of women in their forties. While some hair loss after pregnancy is normal and actually temporary, permanent hair loss can be a problem that a large number of women deal with as they age. If other hair loss treatments have not been successful, professional hair restoration using LLLT can have surprising results. In fact, using the AuraLux System, we have here at Innovations Medical, patients experience a 97% rate of increasing hair by 20%, 89% see a 30% increase, and 57% experience a 50% or greater increase in volume.

4. You’re Never Too Old for a Mommy Makeover

You don’t have to get a mommy makeover right after giving birth, older moms can also benefit from a personalized package. Some women have work done between children, and some moms wait until they are finished with pregnancies altogether. A tummy tuck in particular may be optimal for older moms who know they are finished having children.

5. Downtime is Shorter than Many Think

Depending on the specific components, mommy makeover packages can be performed in a single session or split up over multiple procedures. In either case, these are typically minimally invasive procedures with minimal scarring and a short recovery period. Unless you have a physical job, most packages require about a week to return to work, followed by some bruising and swelling over the next few weeks. Your treatment team will give you detailed instructions for your own specific recovery.

We’ll Help You Create the Mommy Makeover that’s Right for You

When you come to the caring and experienced team at Innovations Medical for a mommy makeover consultation, we’ll answer your questions and address any concerns you have about cosmetic surgery services. Our goal is to help you identify the places that are your biggest focus areas and recommend the set of procedures that will help you reach your goals.

Contact Innovations Medical to Schedule Your Mommy Makeover

If you’re looking to firm up your body and create a younger appearance after giving birth, Innovations Medical is here for you. Our skilled professionals help you decide which treatment is best for you – keeping you informed and confident in the next steps. We’ve been helping our patients look and feel their best since 2005, and even our most advanced procedures are often minimally invasive.

To find out if a personalized mommy makeover is right for you, and to learn how Innovations Medical can improve your life, call us at (214) 643-8665 or schedule an appointment.