Pregnancy can have a dramatic effect on your body’s appearance. While these changes are completely natural, they can be a cause of self-consciousness for many women. Mommy makeover plastic surgery is one option to restore a more youthful look after having children. This is a combination of different procedures and can be tailored to meet your personal needs.
Some frequently asked questions about mommy makeovers:
What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover can contain a variety of different surgeries depending on the specific areas you would like to target. Some common components include abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, and mastopexy (breast lift) with or without additional breast augmentation or reduction.
When Should You Get a Mommy Makeover?
The decision to undergo any type of cosmetic surgery is highly personal. If you are noticing that changes to your body after pregnancy are affecting your confidence, mommy makeover plastic surgery may be beneficial. There are also non-surgical options, and you may wish to explore these first. Additionally, you should wait to schedule a mommy makeover procedure until you do not plan to have any more children. It’s also important to wait three to six months after you are no longer breastfeeding if any breast surgery is involved.
What Can You Expect From Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery?
Your results after a mommy makeover depend on what surgeries were included, your health, and various other factors. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can show you examples of mommy makeovers we have performed in the past so you can get a better idea of what results most patients can expect.
How Long is Mommy Makeover Recovery?
Since a mommy makeover may include various different surgeries, recovery will be different for every patient. If your job doesn’t involve much physical activity, you will possibly be able to return within two to four weeks. The timeline for full recovery is usually closer to one and a half or two months. If you are getting a breast augmentation or breast reduction as part of your mommy makeover, our articles about recovery from these procedures may answer some of your questions: “The Basics of Breast Augmentation Recovery” and “Breast Reduction Recovery: What to Expect.”
Can You Finance a Mommy Makeover?
Since a mommy makeover is an elective surgery, it is not typically covered by insurance. As a result, many patients wish to explore financing options to split up the cost of the procedure. At Hess & Sanden Plastic Surgery, we use CareCredit for third-party financing. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about this option.
Schedule Your Mommy Makeover
Our board-certified surgeons perform a wide variety of procedures in Tucson, AZ, including mommy makeovers. We customize your surgery to help you achieve your desired aesthetic. During an initial consultation, we can discuss your goals and determine what combination of procedures we would recommend for you.