How to Maintain Your Mommy Makeover Results
April 10, 2022
It’s no secret that some women struggle to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies after giving birth and nursing. While some recover much more quickly due to genetics, others regain it through diet and exercise. Either way, many just don’t get the results they want– not for lack of trying. The breasts might sag, or it could be a stubborn tummy bulge. Sometimes there are pockets of fat in the hips or thighs that just won’t go away.
If you’re in that last category and everything you’ve tried hasn’t worked, you may be a good candidate for a surgical “mommy makeover.” Pregnancy can permanently alter a woman’s body, and a mommy makeover can reverse that to regain your pre-pregnancy figure, or better!
When considering physicians to perform this type of procedure for you, select a trusted mommy makeover specialist like Dr. Mark Deutsch, a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon.
What Is a Mommy Makeover and What Does it Cost?
A mommy makeover involves an abdominoplasty along with a breast procedure, whether it’s an augmentation, lift, reduction, or combination of these. Every patient is different and will discuss their desired goals with the plastic surgeon, who will recommend the combination of procedures to achieve optimal results.
The ideal time to consider a mommy makeover is after you’re finished nursing (although at least 50 percent of women should still be able to breastfeed after a breast lift procedure) and don’t plan to get pregnant again (as problem areas can reoccur with subsequent pregnancies.)
Please note that patients who smoke are NOT candidates for a mommy makeover and must be six weeks nicotine free prior to surgery, as smoking impedes the healing process and can cause wound healing issues.
The average cost of a mommy makeover in Georgia, as published by RealSelf, is $11,000- $19,000, depending on the surgeries performed, plus the cost of the anesthesia and medical facility.
How Do You Maintain Your Mommy Makeover Results?
After your mommy makeover is complete, your surgeon will provide you with detailed recovery instructions. Recovery time will vary from patient to patient and depend on the procedure that was done but plans to take it easy for a few weeks. In general, patients can usually start walking the day they get home from surgery and return to a desk job within ten days. Within 6-8 weeks, they can return to the gym to exercise and do heavy lifting. It will be important to listen to your body during recovery and follow the guidelines set by your plastic surgeon.
We recommend these post-recovery-period tips to maintain your mommy makeover results in long-term:
- Keep a stable weight. If you gain or lose too much weight after surgery, it can affect the surgery results. To keep on course, don’t hesitate to consult a personal trainer, nutrition expert, or another specialist who can help you stay within your ideal weight range long-term. A good diet and regular exercise should help you maintain that range to stay happy with the way you look for years to come.
- Protect your surgical incisions from germs and direct sunlight. Pay attention when your physician emphasizes how important it is to keep the incisions and areas around them clean and dry to avoid infections. However, you might not know that the UV rays in direct sunlight can darken the incision scars, making them more noticeable.
- Avoid another pregnancy. Certainly, a mommy makeover does not affect your ability to get pregnant or your ability to undergo a safe pregnancy. That’s not the worry. However, another pregnancy can change the results of your mommy makeover and leave you back with the same issues you wanted to change. You could have another makeover done, but it’s ideal to wait until you’re reasonably confident you’re done with pregnancy and nursing.
Perimeter Plastic Surgery
If you think you’re a candidate for a mommy makeover in Atlanta, schedule a consultation with Dr. Mark Deutsch and his expert team. Dr. Deutsch has more than 25 years of plastic surgery experience, he’s a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, and he has a stellar record of patient satisfaction.
You don’t have to be frustrated with your post-pregnancy body or unsuccessful efforts to gain your figure back to what it was (or better)! With a mommy makeover by Perimeter Plastic Surgery, you can look and feel your very best again. Schedule a consultation with us today!