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Should You Pick a Mommy Makeover or a Tummy Tuck?

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It’s no secret that being a mom is hard work, but it’s also important to remember to take some time for yourself every now and again. Lots of women find that it can be very difficult to reach their fitness goals after having children, despite following a healthy diet and exercise regimen.

If this is the case for you, you might be thinking about treating yourself to a mommy makeover or tummy tuck. But if you’re not quite sure what the difference is between the two or how to decide which could be the best pick for your needs, ask yourself these important questions.

What Are Your Goals?

One of the biggest factors in your decision to get a mommy makeover or tummy tuck is your ultimate goal. A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, removes and tightens loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles to create a more toned and tightened look. On its own, a tummy tuck won’t address unwanted fat. However, you can combine liposuction with abdominoplasty to address both excess skin and fatty tissue.

A mommy makeover is essentially a combination of whichever cosmetic procedures you choose to include, within reason of course. Many women add a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation and a breast lift to theirs, but you can pick and choose which procedures best fit your needs.

So if you know you’d like to correct loose skin in your belly area and give your breasts a boost of volume, a mommy makeover might make the most sense for you. On the other hand, if your main concern is your abdominal area, a tummy tuck or combined tummy tuck with liposuction might be the best option.

What’s Your Budget?

If you have a particular budget for your cosmetic surgery in mind, be sure to factor that into your decision. A mommy makeover is typically more expensive than a tummy tuck, since it combines several procedures into one. That said, it can be more cost effective in the long run to combine these procedures now, rather than to separate them out into their own surgeries later.

One advantage of a mommy makeover is that you’ll only need one recovery period, yet get the benefits of multiple procedures.

Are You In Good Health?

Prior to getting any cosmetic surgery, you should be in good general health to minimize the risk of complications and maximize your results. Keep in mind that because a mommy makeover is more extensive procedure than a tummy tuck, it can come with added surgical risks for someone who is not in good physical condition.

Whether you’re leaning towards abdominoplasty or a mommy makeover, you will see the best results if you try to come as close as possible to your ideal weight before your procedure.

Have You Discussed Your Options with a Cosmetic Surgeon?

Doing research on your own at first can be very helpful when trying to narrow down your cosmetic surgery options. But once you reach a certain point, it’s best to go ahead and schedule a consultation with an experienced cosmetic surgeon to help you iron out the details.

During this time, you’ll be able to talk about your goals in more detail, as well as ask any questions you might have about either procedure. With your specific needs and goals in mind, your cosmetic surgeon can offer his or her professional advice about whether a mommy makeover or tummy tuck might be the right pick for you.


Should You Pick a Mommy Makeover or a Tummy Tuck?
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Should You Pick a Mommy Makeover or a Tummy Tuck?
Mommy makeover vs. tummy tuck: which is right for you? Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. James Koehler of Fairhope, Alabama helps you decide.
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