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Regaining Body Confidence With a Mommy Makeover

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After pregnancy and childbirth, many women struggle with physical changes that are difficult to reverse, even with a healthy diet and regular exercise. A mommy makeover can help restore your pre-baby body and revive your self-confidence.

This blog post will explore which procedures are typically included in a mommy makeover and discuss what this transformative procedure entails. With this knowledge, you can make an informed decision about your surgery and choose the best mommy makeover surgeon for your needs.

What Procedures Are Typically Included in a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover includes several surgeries performed in a single operation. By combining multiple procedures tailored to your unique needs, mommy makeovers can address concerns such as breast volume loss, sagging skin, excess fat, and weakened or separated abdominal muscles.

This approach offers several advantages, including reduced overall recovery time and cost. A mommy makeover helps you achieve comprehensive results while minimizing the number of surgeries and associated downtime.

The following are some of the procedures often included in a mommy makeover:

Breast Enhancement

  • Breast Augmentation: This procedure uses breast implants or fat grafting to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, improving the volume and creating a more youthful appearance.
  • Breast Lift: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to sag and lose their firmness. A breast lift repositions and reshapes the breasts, restoring a more youthful contour.
  • Breast Reduction: Some women experience an unwanted increase in breast size after pregnancy. Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts, alleviating discomfort and improving body proportion.

Abdominal Contouring

  • Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck addresses loose abdominal skin, excess fat, and weakened or separated abdominal muscles to restore a flatter and more toned midsection.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction targets and eliminates stubborn pockets of fat in areas such as the hips, thighs, and buttocks.

A mommy makeover isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure. During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly discuss your concerns and desired outcomes and develop a personalized treatment plan to achieve your aesthetic goals. Read our related blog post to find out more about the procedure.

Before & After Mommy Makeover Case 247 View #1 View in Northbrook, IL
Before & After Mommy Makeover
Before & After Breast Reduction Case 299 Front View in Northbrook, IL
Before & After Mommy Makeover

You can see more of our patients’ mommy makeover transformations in our photo gallery.

What Is the Recovery Like?

Following your surgery, we’ll provide specific postoperative care instructions. You can expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which will gradually diminish. It’s essential to have someone available to assist you during the initial recovery phase. Most patients take 2 to 3 weeks off from work following a mommy makeover.

The final results of a mommy makeover usually become fully visible several months after the surgery. While you may notice improvements in your appearance during the initial recovery period, it’s important to understand that the healing process takes time.

As healing progresses, you’ll see the full benefits of the mommy makeover. Depending on the specific procedures performed, you can expect a more toned and sculpted appearance in areas such as the breasts, abdomen, and overall body contour.

Finding the Best Mommy Makeover Surgeon

A mommy makeover involves several procedures, each requiring an artistic eye and surgical expertise to achieve your desired results. So finding a skilled and experienced surgeon who can bring your goals to life is essential. With an accomplished board-certified plastic surgeon, you gain peace of mind, knowing that your mommy makeover surgery is performed by a highly qualified professional who can achieve excellent results while prioritizing your safety and overall well-being. You can learn more about finding the right mommy makeover surgeon for you from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

Request a Consultation

If you’d like to speak with a board-certified plastic surgeon and learn more about the physical and emotional benefits possible with a mommy makeover, call our Chicago office today at (847) 504-2333 or request a consultation.

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