The thing about a mommy makeover is that it can be just as unique and individual as the mommy. Composed of any combination of cosmetic surgical or non-surgical techniques, a mommy makeover can take shape from a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, facial rejuvenation, or any combination that suits a woman’s goals.
Certainly, your life changes with the arrival of a new child, and that can be the opportunity to refresh not only your outlook, but also your look.
The Benefits are Real – For the Whole Family
There’s a down-home truth to the old saying, “When Mommy isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.” And although that may sound a little harsh, the positive side of it is well worth looking at. The happiness and outlook of the mother plays a real part in the upbringing of her child, and in the support, cooperation, and teamwork she experiences in the family.
Even before a mommy makeover, just knowing that one is on the way – or even that the option is available – can make a helpful difference for a woman.
Tightening the Tummy
In considering a mommy makeover, many women begin with a loving but realistic look at where so much of the changes of pregnancy took place. Pregnancy no longer stops exercise, thankfully, when advised with care by your doctor, and yet bearing children alters every kind of tissue in the mid-section.
Stretching is almost certain to happen, and stretch marks vary widely depending on a woman’s own skin response. Still, it may take more than weight loss and exercise to restore tone to the tummy.
A tummy tuck can tighten and restore the abdomen at many levels. Excess skin and fat are often removed, and muscles that may have been stretched, weakened, or even separated during pregnancy can be adjusted surgically. The procedure is well established, and the field of experience is broad, although the talent of the board-certified plastic surgeon you select is still especially important.
Lifting the Breasts
Breasts that have changed size and shape, often dramatically, during pregnancy and early child-rearing can be raised to restore a youthful profile. Often the contour and position of the breasts can be brought back to a silhouette that is even more youthful than before pregnancy.
Breast lifts call for the science of a surgeon and the sensitivity of a sculptor. So, selecting a plastic surgeon with who you feel completely confident and at-ease with is the first step to a happy result. Again, the experience behind this procedure is vast; breast lifts currently outnumber breast implants two to one.
Refreshing the Look – And the Outlook
Mommy makeover time is often the opportunity to address any unmet goals, including the possibility of reshaping thighs and buttocks, whether by surgical techniques, liposuction, or non-invasive options.
We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you about the abundant possibilities of a mommy makeover. Dr. Marc Wetherington would be delighted to discuss mommy makeover options with you. Just call us at 706.235.5119 to schedule a consultation.