14 Jan Stop Pouring from an Empty Pot: Why Mommy Makeovers Matter
You know the saying, but as a mom it can be very difficult to focus on you. At Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center, we understand that you can only pour from an empty pot for so long, and that’s why we specialize in the mommy makeover. A mommy makeover is whatever you want to make of it, personalized just for you and may include a set of cosmetic surgeries to help you reclaim your body and your confidence.
However, the term “mommy makeover” was dubbed simply because a lot of post-partum women opted for similar sets of plastic surgeries. This often includes a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Any woman might benefit from breast augmentation, just like any woman might also enjoy the results of a tummy tuck.
Let’s explore the most common surgeries involved in a mommy makeover and see if a personalized package is right for you.
If you’re a new mom, remember that sometimes “tummy time” can be for you. A tummy tuck removes excess skin from the belly, which is very common after you’ve had a baby. However, both men and women might have sagging skin in this area due to fluctuations in weight and genetics. Losing fat in the tummy is a big accomplishment, but what people don’t tell you is that droopy skin might remain—and the only way to get rid of it is with surgery.
Liposuction is often added to a tummy tuck to remove those last, stubborn pounds. Bellies are very good at storing extra fat, but when you include liposuction with a tummy tuck then you are getting rid of these fat cells forever. Fat cells shrink and grow with diet and exercise, but only liposuction can immediately and permanently remove fat.
Liposuction can also be included in nearly every other part of the body as part of your mommy makeover. Maybe the baby weight led to stubborn fat in the upper arms, thighs, or the back. Expert liposuction removes just the right amount of fat in just the right places so you can be the best version of yourself.
Breast augmentation is the second most popular part of a mommy makeover, and includes the placement of breast implants to enhance size and shape. It’s best to wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding to opt for breast augmentation. However, if you plan to have more children, rest easy knowing that breast augmentation is very unlikely to affect future breastfeeding.
Breast augmentation can also include a breast lift if there is excess skin in this area. Extra, sagging skin is extremely common for women who have breastfed. Depending on the severity of skin laxity, breast implants alone might be enough to “fill out” the area, or you may benefit from both a breast lift and breast implants.
Extras and Add-Ons
In addition to tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, if you’re a mom you may have found that there are other changes to your body post-partum. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to what comprises a mommy makeover. Maybe you want an upper arm lift or butt augmentation, or perhaps a body lift which is similar to a tummy tuck but goes all the way around the body.
Opting for any cosmetic surgery is a big deal, and you’re worth it. The great news is that today’s surgeries are so advanced, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll recover. You are able to undergo a life-changing surgery while continuing to be the great mom that you are. In fact, treating yourself to some “me time” can give you the confidence to be an even better parent.
Of course, moms considering a mommy makeover or any type of surgery have to do a little prep. You’ll need support the first couple of days after surgery, and that support system starts with choosing the right surgeon for you. Dr. Parson was voted “Top Doc” in the area not only for his sterling reputation and gorgeous results, but also for his investment in his patients. Meet the “Top Doc” today by calling Dr. Shaun Parson Plastic Surgery & Skin Center at (480) 282-8386 to schedule your consultation.