Mommy Makeover Surgery
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What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is an operation that has become super popular these days. The purpose of the procedure is to correct the changes that happen in a woman’s body with childbearing. So, the target area for the Mommy Makeover is usually the tummy. The procedures done are usually either a tummy tuck or liposuction. Those are often combined with something else. The most common ones are breast surgery. Therefore, the breast surgery could either be a breast reduction, a breast lift, a breast implant, or an implant and a lift. You see, the goal is to correct the changes that naturally occur in women’s bodies when they are having babies. Most of those things are sagging of the breasts, loss of breast volume, or loss of firmness of the breasts. Some other tummy problems are stretched skin, muscles that have come apart, and looseness of the abdomen with a little bit of fatty fullness. Diet and exercise cannot make better those changes because they cannot make the tummy muscles go back together or get rid of loose skin. So when a Mommy Makeover is done, a tummy tuck and a breast surgery are done at the same time.
The advantage of doing them at the same time is that the recovery is relatively easy. Also, the time off of your duties is the same as if you had just one operation. And one surgery is easier to get over than two surgery; surgeons think it is safer as well. Also, there are a little bit of cost savings because just one anesthetic is used. Therefore, cost savings are passed on to the patient.
How can “I” prepare for my Mommy Makeover surgery?
Preparation for every surgical procedure is vital. The best preparation is proper consultation and having a realistic expectation of what it is that you want them to be achieved. Healthy diet and exercise, keeping your body mass index below 30 and ensuring that the diet is full of nutrients, proteins, vitamins, antioxidants. These are kinds of things that will help with wound healing and recovery after the operation. Also, another important preparation is to ensure you have good family support. Everyone around you is in support of you doing the surgery because there will be times that you will need extra help at home. So, make sure you have all this in place before the date of surgery. Then, listen to the advice of the surgeon to see what it is that you can and can’t do postoperatively. Then, you should have no problem with the surgery.
How can a mommy makeover benefit me?
One of the most common post-pregnancy experiences is a slight dip in mood and morale as a result of the changes that occur prior, during, and after giving birth. However, one of the most common and successful solutions to decreased confidence and dissatisfaction with your body is what is known as a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is the combination of cosmetic procedures that include such things as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation to address the effects that child bearing can have on a women’s body. However, some of the benefits of a mommy makeover go far beyond what you might consider typical from plastic surgery.
1. New wardrobe
Okay, your wardrobe might not be new, but since your pregnancy, you might not have been able to wear your old clothes. A mommy makeover changes all that, resulting in your having access to all the clothes you were looking forward to wearing again.
2. Psychologically healing
From increased confidence to higher esteem, a mommy makeover literally turns back time and helps you look and feel younger. These benefits are important because the common result of depression that stems from a prolonged post-pregnancy body or excess weight can lead you to isolating yourself in your home. This might make you feel hidden from view, but the effect on your mental health can deepen your depression as you find yourself increasingly distanced from friends and family. Additionally, not going out can lead to depression as you remain stuck in your home and in your mind. This depression can lead to eating too much, which, in turn, leads to increased weight gain and decreased self view.
A mommy makeover, however, provides you the ability to tone your body and regain your pre-baby appearance without having to maintain an around-the-clock schedule of caring for your children and hitting the gym. Instead, you can simply enjoy your children and your newfound family life.
3. Renew intimacy
A decreased libido is a common occurrence in new and recent mothers. However, a mommy makeover can help you feel better about your overall appearance. Feeling better about how you look can have a positive impact on your desire for intimacy with your significant other.
Preparing for your makeover requires consultation with your doctor. Your doctor will likely advise you eat healthier and take up an active lifestyle so as to keep your body mass index (BMI) below 30. Doing so will make your body less prone to infection following surgery. Additional preparation is to ensure you have your family’s assistance in order to make your post-operative life as easy as possible.