What is a Mommy Makeover?
Many cosmetic surgeons are now offering what they call Mommy Makeovers. This is geared toward post-partum women who have, by their own admission, ‘problem areas’ due to growing and birthing a child(ren). What is so appealing about mommy makeover Colorado Springs is this is a single-session surgery with one single healing time-frame. What it incudes:
The best candidates for an abdominoplasty, or tummy tuck, are otherwise healthy patients with an excess of fat and skin in the lower abdomen. Your safety is the most important especially because this is an elective procedure. You must be able to tolerate the anesthesia required for the procedure, meaning a healthy heart, lungs, and kidneys. This will all be examined with risk assessed at your consultation with a cosmetic surgeon as you further explore and consider this procedure. For a more indepth article on tummy tuck procedure, check out our other article here.
Breast augmentation or mammoplasty is a surgical procedure that aims to increase the size, shape, or fullness of the breast. The surgeon places silicone, saline, or alternative composite breast implants under the chest muscles or breast tissue. Breastfeeding significantly changes the breast tissue causing the breast to sag over time. Nipples can also stay enlarged due to breastfeeding. Hormones also play a part. The shape of the breast increases and decreases so rapidly due to hormonal surges and milk production that many women welcome breast implants to retain their pre-baby breast shape.
Liposuction is extremely popular. In fact, it’s the top cosmetic surgery in the United States, with some 400,000 procedures performed every year on various parts of the body.
Although traditional liposuction techniques, that we’ve all typically heard of and have been around for decades, are considered highly effective and safe, laser liposuction is one of several relatively new technologies that are now offered as a way to replace or enhance this body contouring procedure. The stomach is stretched out so much as well as other areas of the body. We can thank hormones for this as well. In the months and weeks leading up to pregnancy, as well as after the baby is born, certain hormones in a new mother’s body signal our system to ‘hold onto’ fat. This is a genetic and primitive instinct to help the mother produce an adequate amount of breast milk for her young. The human body is a beautiful thing, this amazing feature included, but can feel taxing if you’re trying to get into pre-baby shape and wonder why the scale wont budge despite all your efforts. Liposuction options Colorado Springs are a great component to Colorado Springs Mommy Makeover.
Who is the ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Women who are finished with their pregnancies. If you are planning on having additional children you may want to wait to have your Mommy Makeover until you are done with all of your pregnancies before undergoing surgery. No plastic surgeon can guarantee that the results of surgery will be retained with additional pregnancies. It is strongly advised that tummy tucks should not be done for any woman who is still having or wanting children in Colorado.
Mommy Makeover Post-Treatment Care
Since recovery involves post-treatment care for multiple procedures, it might affect caring for children during recovery. It is important to discuss post-surgical care with your surgeon to fully understand what is involved after surgery, how long recovery time will be and when you can expect to see results. Silver lining? Luckily there is only one time-frame of recover. While it may feel like a brutal recovery since so many body parts are healing, at least it’s a one and done instead of the looming idea of starting another procedure.
How do I Know if I Need Liposuction or a Tummy Tuck?
Your plastic surgeon can give a professional opinion as to which procedure, or combination thereof, can best rectify the situation at hand. But you can do a little “test” at home, too. Lie on the floor, flat with your head down. Any bulging in the belly indicates the muscles have separated and need to be remedied with a tummy tuck. Liposuction will remove excess fat and leave behind a thinner abdomen with firmer skin; a tummy tuck will tighten and flatten the stomach and also get rid of any skin that’s loose and flabby due to the stretching of carrying a child.