The blessings of motherhood are many; we’re sure all the moms out there would agree. But just because motherhood offers so many rewards, that doesn’t mean it’s always smooth sailing. There can be some real frustrations and grievances, too, including disappointment about how motherhood reshapes the body.
Through maternity and breastfeeding, many women find their bodies changing in ways that aren’t exactly welcome. Often, they find it difficult to lose all of their pregnancy weight. In other cases, they lose volume in their breasts or else find that their breasts begin to droop.
Some moms wear these changes as points of pride, and we’re totally supportive of that! But for other women, these maternal signifiers may cause self-consciousness or self-doubt. The good news is that these various physical changes can be reversed through cosmetic surgery. We’re proud to offer solutions here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery, through what we call our “mommy makeover” procedures.
But what is a mommy makeover, exactly? And are you a good candidate for this procedure? In this post, we’ll explore all the critical components of mommy makeovers. If you have any lingering questions, you’re always welcome to contact us directly.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
We’ll start with a simple definition: What is a mommy makeover? This is actually one of our most popular options here at Charlotte Plastic Surgery. It isn’t a specific surgery so much as a combination of surgeries, which can all be done at the same time. These procedures are intended for women who are pretty confident that their childbearing days are behind them and who wish to regain their pre-baby body.
A mommy makeover offers them this restoration through procedures that target both the breasts and the body, including the abdominal area and the vagina.
Mommy Makeover Patient Results
What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?
So which surgeries are included in the mommy makeover package? The answer may vary slightly from one patient to the next; the moms we meet are by no means uniform in their aesthetic needs and goals, and we can design a mommy makeover that’s customized to meet their objectives.
With that said, a mommy makeover will usually consist of some combination of the following:
- Breast augmentation (to enhance breast volume)
- Breast lift (to change the shape of the breasts)
- Tummy tuck (eliminating flab or stretch marks along the abdomen)
- Vaginal rejuvenation (usually through non-surgical means)
Together, these procedures are designed to restore the way you looked pre-pregnancy, and also to give a little boost to your self-confidence.
What are the Advantages of a Mommy Makeover?
Of course, you don’t have to have these procedures done as part of a “mommy makeover,” but it can often be advantageous to do so.
The reason for this is simple: By electing to have a mommy makeover, you can have all of these procedures done at the same time, rather than having multiple separate surgeries in a row. This means you only have to come into the operating room once; you only have to go under anesthesia once, and you only have one post-surgical recovery period, as opposed to needing multiple downtimes.
In essence, it’s simply a convenient way to minimize any risks, as well as to abbreviate the time it takes to get back on your feet.
Who is the Mommy Makeover Procedure For?
Now that we’ve answered the question, what is a mommy makeover, let’s turn to a related one: Who is this procedure for?
As the name suggests, women who have had children are perfect candidates for a Mommy Makeover. But, you do not have to have had children to make this procedure perfect for you. If you are looking to have a combination of any of the services listed above, it makes you a great candidate!
Just because you have a mommy makeover, that doesn’t mean you can’t have kids again or in the future, if you so choose. However, doing so many undo some of the results of your surgery. As such, it’s simply wise to wait until you’re done having children before you have a mommy makeover done.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you match the description in our previous section (that is, you’re a mom and you think you’re done having kids), then you’re probably a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Before we agree to the surgery, however, we’ll want to talk with you, conduct a quick physical exam, take your medical history, and ensure you’re in a good, healthy place to have surgery. In the era of COVID-19, much of this can happen virtually, if you so desire.
In some cases, medical conditions or medication use may put you at a higher risk for surgical complications or for a rocky recovery period. We’ll want to make sure you don’t have any such issues before we start talking more seriously about your procedure.
The most important thing for us is ensuring the safety of our patients… always.
Where to Begin?
If you think you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover, we invite you to contact us. Or, if you’re on the fence and simply want some additional information, we’d love to hear from you and help you make a clear, informed decision.
The first step is reaching out to Charlotte Plastic Surgery at your next convenience. We’ll set you up with a consultation appointment, which can be conducted virtually. This will give you an opportunity to speak confidentially and one-on-one with a surgeon. During this process, we’ll make sure you’re a good candidate. We will also talk with you further about the kind of mommy makeover that will best help you achieve your goals.
During the consultation, we also invite you to ask any questions you may have about the recovery process, financing options, and anything else that’s on your mind.
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It’s always a pleasure for us to hear from moms and to help them to look and feel their very best. If you’re curious about the options available to you, we welcome you to reach out today. Contact Charlotte Plastic Surgery to schedule a mommy makeover consultation appointment.
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