To find a mommy makeover surgeon in Somerville, read on.
The Mommy Makeover Procedure
A mommy makeover is a fairly standard combination of cosmetic surgery procedures that are performed together during a one operation: a breast lift, a tummy tuck, and liposuction (normally of the tummy and lower body). These are, in fact, the most common plastic surgery procedures for women overall. Sometimes breast augmentation using implants is also performed, if necessary or desired, and women who have had a Caesarean section may opt for scar revision.
These procedures collectively address the most common effects of birthing and breastfeeding on a woman’s body: weight gain and skin stretching in the abdomen, and loss of firmness and possible “deflation” in the breasts. The advantage of a mommy makeover is that the results are achieved all at once, and the recovery times for multiple procedures are combined. A woman achieves (or recovers) the body image she wants in one fell swoop.
The Best Candidates for a Mommy Makeover
The best candidates for a mommy makeover are women who have weaned their babies. Women should also note that if they undergo breast augmentation (rather than just a breast lift), they may affect their chances of breastfeeding at a future date, depending on the type of incision used.
If breastfeeding is important to you and you plan to have additional children, you may want to postpone breast augmentation until you have weaned your last child.
Smokers should quit for at least two weeks before and after surgery, because smoking inhibits healing.
A realistic expectation of the results is also very important. To this end, Dr. Lista and Dr. Ahmad are always careful to explain everything about your procedure as clearly as possible, including the risks and the most likely outcomes.
A mommy makeover can have a positive effect on your self-esteem. Feeling better about your appearance can make you feel better about yourself. Studies show that this kind of surgery often improves quality of life. Before you decide to have surgery, think carefully about your expectations and discuss them with an experienced mommy makeover surgeon.
Please remember that a mommy makeover is not intended as an alternative to weight loss, or a treatment for obesity. It’s also not a replacement for healthy eating habits and regular exercise. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle will help you maintain your tummy tuck and mommy makeover results.