Mommy makeover is a popular solution for women who want to recapture a slimmer, more youthful physique after having children. But do not let the name fool you — mommy makeovers are not just for moms. You can still enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover with Dr. Erwin Bulan even if you do not have children.
Understanding Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeover is simply a nickname for a combination of procedures commonly sought after by women whose bodies change when they bear children. Mommy makeover includes procedures that focus on the abdomen and breasts, which are typically the most changed by pregnancy and nursing.
The typical mommy makeover combines two or more of the following procedures:
- Tummy tuck to flatten and firm the abdomen. Through an incision on the low abdomen, the abdominal muscles are tightened and excess abdominal skin and fat are removed.
- Liposuction to remove fat from selected areas of the body. A slender, hollow tube called a cannula is inserted under the skin through tiny incisions to shape and sculpt problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, flanks, thighs, buttocks or upper arms.
- Breast lift to reposition sagging breasts higher on the chest wall. Incisions are made on the breasts and the tissues are lifted and reshaped. Excess skin is removed and the nipple-areolar complex can be elevated higher on the breast.
- Breast augmentation to enhance the size of flat or “deflated” breasts. Saline or silicone implants are inserted into the breasts and placed in front of or behind the chest muscle.
You can certainly benefit from the procedures typically included in a mommy makeover, even if you have never had children. You may find these procedures particularly helpful if you have recently lost a lot of weight. Gaining and then losing a lot of weight stresses your body and can leave you with folds of loose skin around your torso, weakened abdominal muscles and stubborn pockets of fat. You may opt to combine procedures like breast lift, liposuction and/or tummy tuck to enhance the appearance of your “problem areas.”
What If You Are Planning to Have Children in the Future?
If childbearing is anticipated in the near future, it may be advisable to postpone your plastic surgery. Procedures like breast lift or tummy tuck will not interfere with your ability to have a healthy pregnancy, but the pregnancy can “undo” some of the benefits of the surgeries. This is a personal decision for each patient, and you will need to weigh the pros and cons. For the most lasting results, delay your treatment until you are reasonably sure you are finished having children.
Treatment Personalized To Your Needs
The first step toward attaining your ideal physique is a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Bulan. At the consultation, he will ask you about your surgical goals and formulate a treatment plan to help you achieve them. Contact us today to request an appointment with Dr. Bulan.