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Getting pregnant and being a mother is a beautiful feeling and a whole new experience for every woman worldwide. They go through many changes starting from food and eating habits, sleeping patterns, body posture, and a massive increase in body mass that stays even after the baby is born.

Although many women don’t mind the changes, some women get concerned about their looks and appearance in public, and they immediately want to get back in their pre-pregnancy physique. What makes the case worse is celebrities posting their before and after pregnancy, fueling their desires to another level.

After becoming a mother, women try extremely hard to go back to pre mommy shape and start doing everything to get back to their original form. They start hitting the gym and other kinds of workouts like yoga, cardio, pilates, and many other things. But even after healthy eating and exercise, they hardly achieve the desired results.

And this is the story of almost every mom out there. Hence to solve this problem comes the mommy makeover, a procedure designed to bring mothers into their desired body figure.

Continue reading to learn more about a mommy makeover to determine whether it is suitable for you or not.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

If you have a problem getting rid of that extra skin from your stomach or need to tighten your thighs’ skin or require a breast lift after childbirth, a mommy makeover is your best bet.

Mommy makeover is a package that includes several cosmetic surgeries to provide women the desired body through reshape, lift, and tighten areas in the abdomen, breasts, hips, and thighs after the birth. Surgeries include a tummy tuck, a breast lift with or without implants, and liposuction.

What’s Involved in A Mommy Makeover

Since no two women are alike, Mommy makeover is highly personalized and can be fully customized according to the patient’s need. Your doctor will monitor you to determine what jobs need to be done to be appropriate for you.

Following are the most common procedure that women have as part of a mommy makeover:

  1. Body contouring: This is used to remove excess skin or fat from fatty areas through invasive and non-invasive procedures like a tummy tuck, liposuction, and lipo laser to shape the body.
  2. Breast surgery: This is required to reshape or resize the breast either by lifting it or reducing it as breasts get saggy after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  3. Facial rejuvenation requires reducing the fine lines or wrinkles on the face through fillers, injectables, or laser skin treatments.

The Right Candidate For A Mommy Makeover

Since the whole procedure is surgery-based, it involves high-risk in many ways. You need to meet specific criteria to be the right candidate for a mommy makeover. Your surgeon will examine and notify you whether a mommy makeover is suitable for you or not.

Following are the parameters that help in determining if one is a good candidate for a mommy makeover –

  • You consume a healthy diet.
  • You exercise regularly and maintain a healthy weight.
  • You don’t smoke or drink extreme amounts of alcohol.
  • You are done having children.

What To Expect From A Mommy Makeover?

Going for a mommy makeover right after giving birth is not a wise decision. Experts say you should wait for at least six months so that your body and abdominal tissue gets time for complete recovery post-pregnancy.

The recovery and final results after the surgery vary from woman to woman, and it may take months as residual swelling subsides and implants settle. The surgeon will provide you with the guideline to follow post-surgery and make sure you continue doing it for better results.

If you find any query or need to consult with an expert, do not hesitate to contact us, we will make sure that you get all the answers and support as and when required.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

See Below Dr. Kolder’s Procedure Videos.

Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”