A mommy makeover is a procedure designed to restore a woman’s natural curves and shape after giving birth. Motherhood is one of the most wonderful things woman can experience, but pregnancy changes the body in fundamental ways and while you may be able to return to the form you once held with a healthy diet and exercise (under the supervision of your doctor), sometimes it’s not enough. Distended skin on the belly, misshapen breasts and scars from hernias or C-sections, all can leave a lasting impact on your body.
A mommy makeover is designed to address those issues: not an attempt to lose weight, but a return to the shape your body had before pregnancy. In most cases, this involves liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast lifts, or even breast augmentation. The procedure is safe and can help those struggling to return to form after giving birth. There are a number of myths circulating regarding mommy makeover and it’s important to dispel them before you sit down with your doctor to discuss the procedure. Here are 6 of them that you should look out for.
1. It Leaves Scars
Most forms of surgery leave some manner of scarring, but for procedures such as mommy makeover, the scarring is minimal and often fades with time. It helps to have a skilled surgeon in your corner, which is why Dr. Max dedicates himself to each and every operation with diligence and care. The goal of the surgery is for you to look your best, not to receive a new set of scars.
2. It’s Just a Tummy Tuck
A mommy makeover often entails a tummy tuck as a part of multiple small procedures intended to address a number of specific locations. Every woman is different and mommy makeovers are tailored to match your particular needs, most of which constitute far more than a simple tummy tuck.
3. Diet and Exercise Can to the Same Thing
In some cases, diet and exercise are enough to get you back into shape, but rarely will your body be completely the same. Mommy makeovers address surgical scarring, distended skin and similar issues which simple nutrition and a healthy workout regimen aren’t intended to handle.
4. Recovery is Painful
Every surgery requires a recovery period and you need to follow your doctor’s instructions in order to ensure that there are no complications. Since a mommy makeover includes multiple, minor, surgeries, recovery time tends to be much smoother and faster than undertaking those surgeries one at a time.
5. All Parts Are Necessary
Mommy makeovers usually involve three distinct components: a tummy tuck, a breast lift or augmentation and liposuction. Since every patient is different, some may not require all three and the exact number and type or procedure depends on your unique needs.
6. It’s Only for Mothers
Though designed to address issues that arise from giving birth, the procedure is applicable to other issues as well, and you might benefit from a mommy makeover even if you haven’t given birth.
Dr. Max and his trained staff can answer any questions you may have about a mommy makeover. Call us today at (817) 529-9199 to set up a consultation!