A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures available at our office near West Palm Beach that are done to restore the contours of a woman’s body back to the way they appeared before she started having children. It generally involves multiple procedures that are done at the same time. Some of the most common procedures done during a Mommy Makeover include the following:
- Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck
- Breast surgery
Other procedures that might be performed include:
- Stretch mark removal or reduction
- Brazilian butt lift
What Happens During the Procedure?
A Mommy Makeover is not one-size-fits-all. The details of one woman’s procedure can vary drastically from the details of another woman’s procedure. That is the beauty of a Mommy Makeover; it is customized based on the individual’s wants and needs.
As an example, our surgeon may operate on the patient’s abdomen and breasts to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance. He can remove excess fat and skin, and he can tighten loose abdominal muscles.
During breast surgery, our surgeon may alter the size of the patient’s breasts to make them more proportionate. He may also perform a breast lift to stop the breasts from sagging and make them look perkier and more youthful.
The exact length of the recovery can vary depending on the type and number of procedures the patient underwent. While the patient should get plenty of rest, they should also make sure to follow all of the instructions regarding healing in order to achieve optimal results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The ideal candidate will be a healthy woman who is at or near her ideal body weight. She should have realistic expectations and be finished with childbearing, for subsequent pregnancies can undo the results of the surgery.
Women who have had Caesarian sections are still good candidates, as are women who gave birth naturally. Women who are planning to lose a lot of weight should wait until they have done so before undergoing a Mommy Makeover, for marked changes in weight can undo the results of an abdominoplasty and other procedures.
You can learn more about this procedure, as well as whether or not you are a good candidate, during an appointment at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery in Wellington. We proudly serve clients in the greater West Palm Beach area. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!