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The name “Mommy Makeover” implies that the procedure is designed for women who have undergone childbirth. But this isn’t necessarily the case.
In fact, a Mommy Makeover is only a term coined for a combination of procedures performed to address the areas most affected by a pregnancy, such as the midsection/tummy area and breasts.
Do I Have to be a Mom to Have a Mommy Makeover?
Motherhood is not a prerequisite for a Mommy Makeover. That means anyone can have the procedure performed regardless of their parental status. Weight loss, aging, and genetics are factors that can cause significant changes to the breasts and bodies.
Mommy Makeover After Significant Weight Loss
Deflated breasts and loose skin on the belly, arms, and thighs are common after significant weight loss. Many women want to eliminate these concerns for health and confidence reasons.
This excess skin can be uncomfortable and unsightly, and some women will not feel like their weight-loss transformation is complete until after it is gone.
A Mommy Makeover may include combining liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, breast lift surgery, breast augmentation with implants or fat transfer, and other body contouring procedures to improve different areas of the body for a complete transformation.
What Happens If I Get Pregnant After a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy Makeover procedures do not in any way affect your future pregnancies. However, as you well know, having children can be stressful on the body.
A future pregnancy can potentially reverse the effects of your Mommy Makeover, particularly for the tummy-tightening results since weight gain will stretch out the skin and abdomen muscles.
The breast tissue will also stretch, leading to sagging and droopy breasts. This could ultimately necessitate the need for another breast enhancement procedure to correct the changes and restore your results.
There are women who easily bounce back to their desired bodies post-pregnancy, but this doesn’t happen to everyone.
While many plastic surgeons recommend waiting until you are done with childbearing to have a Mommy Makeover, this is not a requirement.
The ideal time for a Mommy Makeover differs between patients, and only you will know when the right time is for you.
When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?
Although the decision to have a Mommy Makeover will depend on your unique needs and desires, the best choice is to wait until you are done with having children. However, as discussed above, there may be special instances when the procedure is ideal, such as after significant weight loss.
Further, it’s best to ensure that you are within 10 to 15 pounds of your goal weight before the procedure, as losing significant weight after the surgery is likely to cause more skin laxity as your body shrinks.
Interested in Learning More About a Mommy Makeover in Miami?
Ultimately, the best way to determine if a Mommy Makeover is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Mendieta to evaluate your medical history, discuss your desired results, and create a personalized treatment plan that works for you.