If you’re thinking about getting cosmetic surgery after having children, you might be hung up on which treatment to choose. The beauty of the mommy makeover is that it can be completely customized to fit your unique needs and goals. So if you’re wondering what a mommy makeover consists of, the answer is anything you want it to!
This guide will help you figure out how to customize your mommy makeover and maximize your outcome.
What Are Your Goals?
The first step to planning your mommy makeover is to clearly define what your goals are. For some women, reclaiming their pre-baby body means getting rid of loose abdominal skin and maybe even repairing separated muscle tissue. Other women might be looking to enhance their pre-pregnancy shape and get a flattering hourglass figure.
Whatever your specific goals are, it’s important that you’re able to clearly communicate them to your cosmetic surgeon and then maintain realistic expectations for your mommy makeover results throughout the process.
What to Include in Your Mommy Makeover
Based on your goals, you and your cosmetic surgeon can create a customized mommy makeover treatment plan that’s just right for you. Although you can pick and choose which cosmetic procedures make the most sense to help you reach your goals, the most common treatments to include in a mommy makeover are breast enhancement, abdominoplasty and liposuction.
Breast enhancement can include breast implants, a breast lift and/or breast reduction. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women find that the size, shape and position of their breasts has changed. If this is the case for you, consider adding breast enhancement to your mommy makeover. Breast augmentation will add a boost of volume to your breasts, while a lift will reposition your breasts to create a perkier and more youthful look.
If very large breasts are keeping you from wearing certain clothes or performing certain activities, a breast reduction might be the right choice for you.
Abdominoplasty, more commonly called a tummy tuck, is great for women who are struggling to tone and tighten their stomachs after having kids. Sometimes, childbirth can result in a condition called diastasis recti, which means that your abdominal muscles have become separated. A tummy tuck can help to fix this and give you the slimmer, sleeker shape you want.
A tummy tuck and liposuction make the perfect pair.
If a tummy tuck is part of your mommy makeover, chances are, liposuction will be too. While abdominoplasty addresses loose skin and muscle tissue, liposuction can remove stubborn fat that won’t go away with exercise. Together, a tummy tuck and liposuction can create a smooth, toned look that might be difficult or even impossible to achieve through diet and exercise alone.
Choosing the Right Cosmetic Surgeon
The skill and expertise of your cosmetic surgeon will play a huge role in your overall experience and the quality of your mommy makeover results. Choose a cosmetic surgeon who has plenty of experience performing customized mommy makeovers. During your consultation, pay attention to how well he or she is able to listen to your goals, then recommend the best procedures to include in your mommy makeover. You can also ask to see before and after photos of previous results, as well as read online reviews before scheduling a consultation or two with your top picks.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
Request a consultation to meet with Dr. Castellano and learn more about all his practice has to offer.