You have completed your family. Everything in your life is beautiful – your children are beautiful, your home is beautiful, your life is beautiful. However, when you look into the mirror, while what you see looks pretty good, it just does not meet the beauty standards that you have set for yourself. It is not that you want to look unrealistic, but you do want to have your looks restored to more closely resemble your appearance pre-pregnancy.
If you have perused any type of media (television, magazines, social media, etc.), you have seen the headlines relating to mommy makeovers. Just about everyone from celebrities to female entrepreneurs, to the stay-at-home mother, has heard about this type of procedure and has given it some thought, however fleeting. A mommy makeover will vary from woman to woman, as the outcome has to match up with her desires as well as being realistic about outcomes.
Things To Consider When Considering A Mommy Makeover
If you have decided to proceed with getting a mommy makeover, there are a few things that you will want to consider. As mentioned at the beginning, you and your husband will need to decide on whether or not you have completed your family. This is important because it really would not be beneficial to you to become pregnant after having this type of procedure. As you already know, when you are pregnant, your breast tissue changes right along with your stomach, hips, thighs, and buttocks. To have a mommy makeover procedure and then become pregnant will take away your post-pregnancy makeover and revert you to your post-delivery body. Unless you are just enthralled with the idea of having multiple procedures, you will want to seriously consider where you stand in your family planning.
You will also want to consider your weight. While there are several weight loss procedures available, a mommy makeover is not one of them, per se. For you to get the best outcome, you will want to be at a weight that is normal and healthy for you. Not only will being at a normal and healthy weight make your surgery safer, but you will also start seeing the results of your makeover in a more timely fashion. Just remember, a mommy makeover is not intended for weight loss; rather, it serves to restore a woman to her original beauty before pregnancy.
What Are The Goals Of A Mommy Makeover?
Easily, the obvious answer to what the goals of a mommy makeover will accomplish is that it will restore a woman to her before pregnancy beauty. As joyous as pregnancy and the accompanying expanding stomach (uterus) can be for most women, the aftereffects can be, in a word, devastating. So obviously, a woman seeking to have a mommy makeover is looking to improve her looks.
The not so obvious answer may be that she needs and wants to have this procedure done to improve her psychological well-being. We have all been there as women, no matter what phase we may be experiencing in our lives, when we look into a mirror and when what we see is not pretty, it can be damaging to the psyche. When a woman’s psyche is in a low place, she is not motivated to do very much of anything, and the things that she does are done robotically versus joyously and enthusiastically.
What Type of Woman Qualifies For A Mommy Makeover?
According to Plasticsurgery.org a woman qualifies for a mommy makeover when she is at her ideal body weight, has completed her family, is in good medical condition, and has realistic expectations about the outcome of this procedure. Having healthy and realistic expectations about the outcome of a mommy makeover is especially important. A woman needs to have a clear understanding that while this type of procedure can produce beautiful results, it is not miraculous. For example, if a 45-year-old woman is seeking to have her body restored to that of a 20-year-old, she is going to be disappointed.
What About Age?
As long as you are over the age of 18 and in good health, you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Per realself.com, your weight should be reasonable and healthy. Your plastic surgeon may want to run preoperative testing to ensure your safety, or he may refer you to your primary care provider for these tests.
What Types Of Procedures Are Included In A Mommy Makeover?
The most common procedures requested by women who are looking to have a mommy makeover are breast augmentation and tummy tuck. In an article posted on americanboardcosmeticsurgery.com, after pregnancy and most notably after breastfeeding, a woman may notice that her breasts are asymmetrical. Having the breasts augmented can give them a more even, rounded, and fuller appearance. A tummy tuck is always popular for women because it can give a woman the smooth, flat, firm tummy that she had before pregnancy.
How To Choose A Qualified Plastic Surgeon
Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon to perform a mommy makeover is the most important decision. You will want to select someone who has had a high success rate with this type of procedure. One way to choose a qualified physician is by word-of-mouth. Knowing someone who is very satisfied with her mommy makeover is a great way to start. Another way to find a plastic surgeon is to research facilities in your area that offer this procedure. Once you find a facility and physician that you feel comfortable with, schedule an appointment for a consultation.
How Much Does A Mommy Makeover Cost?
Depending on a woman’s unique situation, a mommy makeover can range anywhere from $10,000 to $30,000. These types of procedures are considered cosmetic in nature and are not usually covered by insurance. Additional factors to consider include facility fees and the location of your physician’s practice.
Deciding to have a mommy makeover is important and life-changing. Once you decide to level up to your pre-pregnancy self, not only will you feel better about your physical self, your whole outlook on life can change for the better.