June 19, 2014

Mommy Makeovers Continue To Gain Popularity

One of the most popular procedures that continues to grow year after year is the “Mommy Makeover.” In 2006, Mommy Makeovers accounted for over 30% of cosmetic procedures. And over the last eight years, those numbers have continued to rise.

The term “Mommy Makeover” is commonly used to describe procedures done for mothers after they’ve had children to address changes to their bodies from pregnancies. Two of the core procedures that often take place in a Mommy Makeover are tummy tucks and breast procedures.

When women are pregnant, the skin and muscles on the abdomen get stretched over those nine months. Some women have their muscles go right back into place at the conclusion of the pregnancy, while in others, they will never be able to regain their shape. This is why the tummy tuck is the most common procedure in a Mommy Makeover. Tummy tucks remove extra skin and stretch marks, and tighten muscles to help regain a smooth, fit abdominal contours. This can often be combined with liposuction, in order to remove fat from other targeted areas of the body.

Breast procedures are also a common part of a Mommy Makeover. From both pregnancy and nursing, natural changes can take place in the shape and size of the breasts. In some situations, a breast augmentation can replace volume and shape that was lost during pregnancy.  In some cases breast lifting can be performed either alone or with breast augmentation as well

In other situations, women sometimes find that their breasts are bigger than they want after a pregnancy, resulting in extra stress on the back and shoulders. In order to correct this, a plastic surgeon can perform a breast reduction, in order to create a more natural and comfortable shape. A reduction is typically combined with a lift, in order to regain a more desirable breast shape.

For many mothers, it may be advisable to wait until they are done having children before considering a Mommy Makeover. With consultation from a well-trained, reputable plastic surgeon, you can determine the best course of action for your life, and make a well-informed decision on your Mommy Makeover by a qualified surgeon in Columbus Ohio. Consult the doctors of CAPS today to find out if a Mommy Makeover is right for you!


Category: Cosmetic Surgery, Mommy Makeover