It’s no secret that pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman’s body. From sagging breasts to a tummy paunch, there are some things that can’t be exercised away. That’s why the “mommy makeover” has become so popular in recent years—this combination of customizable plastic surgery procedures can help restore your pre-baby body.
A mommy makeover means something different for each woman but typically includes breast enhancement, a tummy tuck and liposuction. Many wonder, though, how far is too far when it comes to combining surgeries. Here are some tips to help you decide what’s best for you, and to find the line where “just enough” ends and “too much” begins.
The purpose of a mommy makeover isn’t to turn you into a different person.
The best cosmetic surgery enhances your own unique beauty.
Since every woman’s body and desires will be different, each woman’s makeover should be tailored specifically to her. Don’t get every procedure listed above just because you think you should.
Consider the Cost
Cosmetic surgery isn’t typically covered by insurance policies. Sit down with your plastic surgeon and discuss the cost of each procedure you’re interested in, as well as the available payment options. While you’re considering the cost of your mommy makeover, don’t forget to factor in your recovery time.
Choose Only a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
The reason many women end up looking “done” is because they went to an underqualified surgeon. Always seek out a board certified plastic surgeon who has a top reputation in the field. In the end, it’s your body, and the decision of how extensive your mommy makeover should be yours. A good surgeon will never pressure you, but should instead provide insight and guidance to help you decide.
Dr. Bob Basu is a board certified plastic surgeon in Houston, at the Texas Medical Center who specializes in breast augmentation, tummy tuck and liposuction.