The answer to this question is a resounding “yes”. You might not be a mom, but you still may want the pick-me-up that this bundle of cosmetic techniques and procedures can offer. Pregnancy and motherhood are not the only things that can cause wear and tear on a woman’s body. Gravity alone can be a mighty foe. Maybe you have a job that is very stressful and has added a few frown lines. Maybe you work outdoors and the harsh weather conditions have not been your friend. Maybe you’ve lost weight and your breasts or tummy are not as firm or flat as they used to be. Maybe there is something about your body that has always bothered you, and has affected your self-esteem or confidence. Or maybe you’re just a strong and proud woman who would like to either hold back the hands of time a little, or boost your already beautiful aura. Whatever your reasons, you have every bit the right to enjoy the benefits of a mommy makeover as your friends who have gone through a pregnancy.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a bundle of cosmetic procedures or treatments that are available to do together, often in one day, and are designed to refresh and restore a woman’s body after the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. A woman can review a list of options with her doctor, identifying and prioritizing wants and needs, and then develop a very individualized plan to give her the lift she is looking for. Pregnancy and childbirth can be very demanding on a woman’s body, leaving her with stretch marks, sagging belly skin, and breasts that are not as firm as they once were. And while the main focus is often on the tummy and breasts, the changes in her face created by hormonal swings and lack of sleep, are just a few of the additional areas of her body that can be addressed with the makeover. But many of the changes a woman may experience from pregnancy can also be caused by other life events. Dramatic changes in weight can often leave behind the same problem areas as pregnancy. Exposure to sun, cold, wind, and other weather conditions can be damaging to the skin. Stress, illness, age, and menopause are all factors that affect a woman’s appearance, and her perception of herself. Regardless of your reasons for wanting a restorative change, there are a number of options that you can choose from to create a makeover that is perfect for you.
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that removes excess skin and fat, tightens abdominal muscles, and flattens the abdominal area. Women who have had a pregnancy or have lost a good amount of weight often have loose skin and/or stretch marks that can be eliminated with this procedure. It is also beneficial for those who are unhappy with the contour of their belly. The results are a tummy formed the way you want.
There are a number of breast procedures that can be done as part of a mommy makeover. A breast lift is a surgical procedure that improves the shape breasts by removing excess skin and raising them, especially after the stretching that occurs with pregnancy, weight gain and loss, and age. A breast reduction can be done for anyone who desires smaller breasts for either aesthetic purposes, or for back pain. Breast augmentation involves the insertion of implants to raise and lift breasts, as well as improve their shape.
Liposuction and Body Sculpting
To improve the shape of their bodies, some women opt for liposuction or body sculpting. The procedure performed in liposuction breaks up and removes fat from unwanted areas. This is ideal for women who have not achieved the results they are looking for with diet and exercise. Cool sculpting is a nonsurgical procedure in which fat is frozen, removing it from unwanted areas. Because this procedure does not involve surgery, recovery time is minimal.
A weekend facelift, or mini facelift, is an ideal procedure for someone concerned with sagging or wrinkles on the lower third of the face and jaw area. It usually generates very good results with smaller and fewer incisions and less recovery time. An eyelift, or blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that eliminates puffiness and wrinkles below the eyes and sagging skin above the eyes. Both these procedures help make your face look younger and more rested.
Vaginal rejuvenation is also a surgical procedures used to restore the vagina and labia of a woman who has changes due to childbirth or age. Problems that can be addressed are stretching, discoloration, discomfort, and sagging. The woman who undergoes this procedure is left with a more youthful and symmetrical vaginal appearance, as well as improved comfort during intercourse.
Other Treatments or Procedures
There are a number of other treatments and procedures available for women who are looking to refresh or restore their look. Botox injections can help smooth facial lines. Fillers can be used to improve facial contour, and decrease deeper lines. Additional services you might want to consider are laser hair removal, TCA peels, and microneedling. Cosmetic dentistry, including braces, can help to finish your look. Additionally, as your healthcare provider, we can offer guidance in lifestyle management such as diet, exercise, and training that can help you maintain your new and more youthful look.
If you have any questions regarding the mommy makeover, we are here to answer them. Whether you are looking to restore your body after a pregnancy, or to improve your physical appearance because you want to look younger or more refreshed, the mommy makeover provides a number of options to suite your needs. Please call Atlantic Center of Aesthetic & Reconstructive Surgery at (954) 983-1899, or Request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you achieve all of your aesthetic needs.