Mommy Makeover: Some Time for Mom
Have you ever wondered, what is a mommy makeover? Not only what is it, but also what is involved in a mommy makeover? This is a relatively newer option for cosmetic surgery, so we are here to help you know what a mommy makeover consists of and how it can shape your life; skilled surgeons like Dr. Garrett Wirth can give you an entirely new outlook on life with a mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures elected by women, most typically following the birth of their children. The idea behind a mommy makeover is to improve several areas of the body in one safe surgery. This helps to eliminate the need for increased downtime and multiple recoveries after each surgery. In short, it involves an abdominal procedure such as a tummy tuck and a breast procedure, such as an augmentation with implant, a breast lift, etc.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
So, who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover? A good mommy makeover candidate is a healthy woman, with stable weight, at least 6 months out from the end of breast feeding, but who is bothered by changes in her body brought on by pregnancy or childbirth.
This combination of procedures for the mommy makeover isnot limited to women with children—the term “mommy makeover” is just a more common way to describe the set of surgeries. Women are often self-conscious enough without the changes to their bodies from childbirth, and even more so with the continued pressures of the advertising world, movies and other media. Women need, and deserve, to feel confident and secure about themselves, which is what this surgery offers.
Candidates must be realistic with their expectations and work with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon to achieve the best results. A mommy makeover will help, but don’t expect it to turn you into Angelina Jolie. “Even though I do many mommy makeover procedures, no two are exactly alike. Every patient has different goals and, more importantly, different anatomy that must be addressed in order to maximize results,” says Dr. Wirth.
As with any surgical procedure, it is also important that candidates have good overall physical and mental health to ensure safety during surgery. Doctor Wirth will help you determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover surgery and will get you the best possible results:
“I am so proud to work with many women who feel no need to change their bodies, and just as proud to help those who want to regain their more youthful shape. Some bodies changed from pregnancy, and some with age. In the end, I am honored that women choose me to help each person see on the outside how she feels she should look inside.”
About the Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover is a completely personalized procedure based off of each women’s individual needs and wants. The basic idea is a tummy tuck and a breast procedure. The complementary (procedures can be added if desired, so long as they are a safe combination of treatments).
Some of the options involved in a mommy makeover may include:
What options each woman decides on will be based on the results she is seeking. For those who want a flatter, more toned abdomen, a tummy tuck is a good option. This is where Dr. Wirth will remove excess fat and skin from the abdominal region. Liposuction can also be added for improved contouring, depending on goals and the degree of change requested or recommended.
For a woman who is looking for fuller, more youthful breasts, she might want to consider either a breast lift or breast augmentation. This will help to create larger, more symmetrical breasts with implants, and can remove excess tissue surrounding breasts for a more youthful contour. A breast lift and augmentation with implants can be done in combination as well.
If a woman has issues with the look of her labia after child birth, a labiaplasty could be a good option. This will help improve the appearance of the labia minora by removing and reshaping excess tissue and has benefitted many women by removing some discomfort or embarrassment with that region, including during sexual activity.
In most cases, your desired results can be accomplished in one surgical procedure, but there may be individual cases where multiple surgeries will be necessary or recommended. This is 100% for the safety of patients, as Dr. Wirth doesn’t want to put you in any sort of danger by undergoing too much at once. Even then, you should be able to complete your desired results in less surgery and recovery time than if you were to complete the procedures individually.
Mommy makeovers can be a great option for any woman who is finished having children and for those whose bodies have changed in a similar fashion—even without pregnancy. It can be your time to get your body and confidence back. Meet with Doctor Garrett Wirth today and decide what the best surgical procedure will be for your individual case.
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