Posted December 31, 2013 in Blog
Now that all the guests are gone and your life is getting back into its routine after the holidays, it may be time to get serious about treating yourself to a mommy makeover—especially if you’ve spent a lot of time thinking about it in the past year.
Some women wish to regain the body they had before they gave birth, while others find that they enjoyed the full breasts they had during their pregnancies. No matter the motivation, a mommy makeover can improve your overall silhouette, whether you want larger, firmer breasts, a sleek tummy—or both. Maybe you gained fat deposits that stubbornly cling to your thighs no matter how much time you spend in the gym. Each of these concerns can be addressed during a mommy makeover.
The great thing about a mommy makeover is that it isn’t a specific set of procedures; rather it’s a custom plan that Dr. Brothers develops, geared to the needs and goals of each individual woman. Mommy makeover options can vary from just one procedure to several simultaneous surgeries, such as a tummy tuck combined with a breast augmentation and a breast lift. Liposuction can also be used to refine the results of a mommy makeover, as it sculpts those parts of the body that don’t respond to a change in diet or a structured exercise program.
Timing is Important
Because you may be recovering from several procedures, it’s important to consider when to schedule your surgeries and to understand the recovery period afterward. Many women find that a good time for mommy makeover procedures is just after the holidays, so they can relax and recuperate without the stress of holiday expectations and responsibilities. It’s a good way to start off the New Year—giving your self-confidence a boost by restoring your body to its pre-baby shape.
If you’re just beginning to consider a mommy makeover, however, there are several things you should know, especially if you have relatively young children at home.
- Tummy tuck considerations. A tummy tuck requires more downtime than some other cosmetic surgery procedures; it’s important to plan for round-the-clock help for up to 5 days after this procedure. There are restrictions on lifting to consider as well. You should plan on 2 to 3 weeks of basic recuperation time; you can get back to the gym after about 6 weeks.
- Breast augmentation considerations. While the recovery from breast augmentation is generally quick and easy, you’ll also have some lifting restrictions from this procedure. If you have little ones at home, you’ll need some help with them for several weeks.
If you’re ready for some more in-depth discussion about your options for mommy makeover, including a recovery timeframe, Dr. Brothers is happy to discuss your goals with you. He is very experienced with breast procedures of all types—augmentation, reduction, and lift, any of which could be included in a makeover—as well as body sculpting surgeries such as tummy tuck and liposuction. He can give you a realistic assessment of which combination of procedures will give you the type of silhouette you want. Don’t let another year slip by—schedule your appointment today.