Jul 11, 2015 Smart Beauty Guide

What goes into a Mommy Makeover?

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If you've been doing research on cosmetic surgery, you've likely come across the term "Mommy Makeover." There is often confusion over this phrase, as some people think it consists of one singular plastic surgery procedure. In actuality, a Mommy Makeover can involve any number of plastic surgeries depending on what the patient is looking for.

What goes into a Mommy Makeover?
Though there are many different procedures that can be involved in a Mommy Makeover, a few are more commonly sought out by patients. Tummy tucks are among the most popular, as many women find that they have sagging skin around their abdomen following pregnancy, or they may experience separated abdominal muscles, which can only be corrected with surgery. Breast augmentation with or without a breast lift to increase the size of the bust is also popular, as well as liposuction to help further contour and slim down areas on the arms, hips and thighs. Finally, some women seek out facelift procedures or noninvasive, anti-wrinkle options like Botox or dermal fillers to help remove some of the wrinkles that often form due to the natural aging process.

What are the benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Undergoing several procedures at once may seem overwhelming to new moms, but there are definite benefits to the Mommy Makeover. Combining several surgeries allows you to roll together all of your recovery time, meaning you can heal from your procedures at the same time and save yourself some downtime and vacation days. Often, multiple procedures done together can also be less expensive since you will decrease the costs of the surgical facility, staff and anesthesiologist. You will also be able to reveal your new look to friends and family all at once, rather than in a piecemeal fashion.

How do I go about planning my Mommy Makeover?
If you're interested in undergoing a Mommy Makeover, your first step should be to book a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this time, you can discuss what areas of your body you are looking to change and your surgeon will help you plan out the procedures that are best for you. This will also be an excellent opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have about a specific procedure, recovery times, cost and safety.

This article was originally published for Smart Beauty Guide and was legally licensed.

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Brian S. Biesman, MD for the Editorial Voice - ZALEA Brian S. Biesman, MD

The concept of a Mommy Makeover is indeed popular today.  Women thinking of a Mommy Makeover might consider whether their surgeon has sufficient experience and expertise with all the procedures they are planning.  For example, some surgeons have particular expertise in body contouring but less experience with facial work.  While the convenience and cost savings of undergoing multiple procedures simultaneously might be convenient for a woman whose life is very busy, her primary focus should remain on whether the surgeon chosen is truly the best to perform all of the procedures.

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