Some people may think that a “mommy makeover” is meant to please the partner of the new mommy – not true! A mommy makeover gives the new mom a chance to renew her body and feel better about herself after a year or so of massive changes.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is whatever you want it to be. You can pick and choose which procedure or procedures you want. Depending on the results you want to see, it can include liposuction to remove stubborn fat, labiaplasty to repair a torn or stretched labia, a breast lift to reshape breasts, and/or a breast augmentation. Having more than one procedure performed at once is safe and also limits exposure to anesthesia. Also, it means only one recovery period, and it is more affordable than having the procedures performed separately at different times.
Who can get a mommy makeover?
Before you get a mommy makeover, you should be in good physical shape, not be overweight, and not plan on having any more children.
For stomach procedures, it is best to wait until a year after giving birth. For breast procedures, you should wait for 3 months after you have stopped breast feeding.
What can I expect after a mommy makeover?
Depending on which procedures you choose to have done, the surgery can take anywhere from 2 to 5 hours. After the procedure it will take 2 weeks to a month to get back to your normal activities; you will need help for the first week after the procedure, especially if your children are very young.
Once the healing is complete, you’ll see a reduction in stretch marks, a less noticeable cesarean scar, firmer skin, and reshaped breasts.
Motherhood is a beautiful thing, but you shouldn’t feel self-conscious about your body as a result – and you don’t have to! A mommy makeover can help you feel better about yourself and get your body back into shape. 22 Plastic Surgery in Cottonwood Heights or Salt Lake City, Utah, performs mommy makeovers. For more information or to make an appointment, call (801) 937-9650.