Pregnancy induces numerous changes in the body, some of which resolve on their own and others that require medical intervention. A mommy makeover may be the ultimate combination of treatments to achieve your pre-baby shape or sculpt and contour your new physique.
A typical mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery (breast augmentation, breast lift, or both). Nonetheless, mother makeovers nowadays are more inclusive than ever. Fat transfer to the breasts, vaginal rejuvenation, Brazilian butt lifts (as seen in the so-called ‘hourglass mommy makeover‘ and even arm and thigh lifts are becoming more popular among women.
There’s a lot to learn about a mommy makeover, which frequently goes unnoticed. We recruited leading surgeons to receive their expert suggestions on preparing for and recuperating from surgery, whether you are in the research phase, considering booking, or getting ready for recovery.
Here are ten things you should know before having a mommy makeover.
1. Numbness Can Last For Months
It’s common for the skin to feel numb for months (or even a year) following a mommy makeover’s tummy tuck. Your surgeon will elevate and remove extra skin during abdominoplasty to tighten the abdominal wall and muscles. They cut the little nerves that connect to the skin, and it takes time for these nerves to regrow to the skin’s surface. As a result, throughout the regrowth period, there may be minimal or no feeling through the abdomen. It’s a game of waiting while the nerves heal, reconnect, and regenerate.
2. The Shape And Position Of Breasts Will Change
If you choose breast implants to treat deflation, decreased volume, or droopiness, don’t be surprised if you don’t like your new breasts the first time you see them. The initial impression you make will not be your last. The breast implants are placed relatively high on the chest after a breast augmentation. In this case, it is best to wear a breast band and massage your implants to help them settle into place.
It is also common for the breasts to feel tight and swollen at first. However, over the next few months, as the tissue stretches and relaxes and the implants soften and descend the chest, they adopt their final shape and become more symmetrical and natural.
3. Ensure Your Family Is Complete
While nothing prevents you from becoming pregnant again after undergoing a mommy makeover, the outcome will undoubtedly be affected. The goal is to make your tummy as flat and tight as possible so it can stretch again if you have another child. It is best to postpone a mommy makeover until you are done having children. Cosmetic surgery is an investment, and you should be at or near your desired weight for the results to be long-lasting and as effective as achievable.
We understand that there is a lot to think about before, during, and after a mommy makeover, from what treatments to get to how much daycare to plan. We have all the resources you need to make the research process easier. Schedule your consultation today!