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If something becomes successful and goes wildly famous, rumors and myths are bound to follow until someone with adequate knowledge bunks them. A Mommy Makeover is one of those incredibly famous cosmetic procedures. 

Mommy Makeover, a popular life-altering process for women, especially for mothers looking to get back in shape after giving birth, finds itself surrounded by several myths and rumors wholly false and fabricated.

After becoming a mother, women experience many changes like an increase in weight, breast changes, excess abdominal skin, and stubborn pockets of fat, making them feel less than confident out in the world.

Mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed especially for women and mothers to restore their natural shapes and curves.

Despite its popularity, certain myths are hovering around, which we will debunk today in this blog.

  1. A Mommy Makeover is Only For Moms

Just because the name is mommy makeover, it does not mean only mothers can opt for this procedure. If you have similar issues and concerns about your body shape and body image, you can also go for this procedure and get your body in shape.

Yes, the procedure is designed to help mothers address issues to restore their body shape and figure, but any woman who wants to improve upon her body shape is entirely within her rights to do so. 

The primary surgeries involved in a mommy makeover are breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift. 

  1. Multiple Surgeries Simultaneously Means More Pain

This is one of the most escalated myths about a mommy makeover. People usually think that more surgeries mean more pain, but the reality is quite the opposite. 

The fact is, going through all the procedures at once lessens the total pain you feel with each surgery every time. It also reduces the recovery time since all parts will be recovering at the same time rather than going for one surgery and then waiting for weeks for it to recover so that you can go for another one. 

It sure can be heavy on your body, but that just means that your healing can take a bit longer. As long as you are careful about the post-surgery precautions, you are better off with getting all the surgeries done at one go.

Another advantage of multiple surgeries is reduced exposure to anesthesia, and it combines the cost since you only pay once for all the facilities and operations.

  1. Mommy Makeover Leaves Excessive Scarring

This myth sounds reasonable, but that does not mean it is entirely accurate. Any surgery involves some amount of incisions, which means there will be scars, and a Mommy Makeover is no different in that regard. But it does not leave excessive scars or more significant scars. 

Today’s board-certified plastic surgeons are highly trained, and with the latest high-tech devices and tools, they have managed to minimize the spots and scars. Once you’ve healed completely, you can also choose to lessen the scars’ visibility by going for laser skin resurfacing.

  1. Recovery is Painful

Every surgery needs a recovery period, but if the surgeon is trained and experienced, they will ensure you face minimum discomfort and the recovery time is also very short. Since the mommy makeover surgeon performs all the procedures at once, the recovery time reduces to a great extent, and if you follow all the given instructions, you will be back to your daily routines in just a few weeks.

  1. Diet and Exercise Can Do The Same Thing

A healthy diet and regular exercise is a great way to reduce body weight and excess fat from your body, but sometimes being consistent with the diet and practices doesn’t give you the desired results as soon as you’d like them. On the other hand, a mommy makeover ensures you eliminate all the excess loose skin from your body just in one go.

Feel to contact us if you have any questions regarding Mommy Makeover and require expert consultation.

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.

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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…”