Like many new moms, you may be dissatisfied with your post-pregnancy shape and find it difficult to sculpt your body the way you want with diet and exercise alone.
You may have even started to research treatment options and come across a procedure called a mommy makeover. At this point, you’re probably wondering: What is a mommy makeover? How is the treatment performed? How much does it cost? What can I expect from recovery?
Continue reading for the answers to these questions, and what patients can expect should they decide to undergo a mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a collection of surgical procedures that are designed to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state.
Treatment usually involves a tummy tuck – to tighten abdominal muscles and remove excess and loose skin – and a breast lift – to counteract sagging and droopy and reposition breasts to a more youthful position.
Liposuction may also be performed to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat from the abdomen and flanks.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Now that we’ve answered the question – What is a mommy makeover? – you may be curious if this procedure is right for you.
Good candidates for a mommy makeover are healthy adults who wish to reshape the bodies, including regaining perkier breasts and a flatter abdomen, after pregnancy. It is important that patients are nonsmokers, are done having children, and are willing to undergo a surgical procedure.
What’s more, women considering a mommy makeover must have realistic expectations about the procedure, risks, recovery, and outcomes.
Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Because a mommy makeover can include several different plastic surgery procedures, cost can vary widely from patient to patient. Accordingly, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that the treatment can run anywhere from $9,000 to over $20,000.
Considering a Mommy Makeover?
If you are considering a mommy makeover, please call our office today to learn more about reshaping your body with noninvasive CoolSculpting and CoolTone.