A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to help women address changes in the body often associated with pregnancy and childbirth. This unique procedure combines traditional procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or reduction, liposuction and a breast lift. Each mommy makeover procedure is unique and caters to individual needs and concerns. But how do you know if you are ready for a mommy makeover and are there things you can do to prepare for a mommy makeover?
Are You a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have completed their family and do not plan on having more children. Ideal candidates are at or near a healthy weight and are looking to regain their body contours. In addition, ideal candidates are in good overall health, are at least six months out from giving birth or breastfeeding, are not smokers, and have no underlying medical conditions.
A mommy makeover addresses multiple different body contour concerns and women experiencing changes to their breasts, separated abdominal muscles, or stubborn pockets of fat are ideal candidates for the various procedures that are included.
Mommy makeover recovery can take several weeks and it is important that you have everything in place to ensure an easy recovery.
Preparing for Your Mommy Makeover
If you are a good candidate and have chosen a plastic surgeon, there are some things to consider before your big day. These include:
- Having help during recovery – As a mother, you know that taking care of small children demands a lot of your time. Your mommy makeover recovery can take several weeks or longer before you can safely lift small children and care for them as you normally do. Before scheduling your mommy makeover, it is important to ensure you will have help during your entire recovery period.
- Create a recovery plan – Recovery from a mommy makeover can take a few weeks and planning ahead of time can help make your recovery much easier. Have meals prepared ahead of time so they are easy to make and eat. Create a comfortable place to rest and recover that includes everything you need within reach. Pick up all prescriptions before your procedure and have them on hand in your recovery space.
A mommy makeover is a wonderful way to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure, but it is important to make sure you are ready for what the procedure and recovery entail. Dr. Scot Martin and his team of caring professionals are here to answer all your questions and walk you through the mommy makeover procedure. To learn more about how a mommy makeover can give you back the curves you miss, call 575-521-7111 to schedule a consultation.