Anyone who’s remodeled their kitchen knows that the process can expose how dated the rest of the home looks. It’s much better to tackle multiple rooms at once and emerge fully satisfied when the project’s completed. Mommy Makeover surgery at my Toronto practice provides similar benefits for our patients.
Even though not everyone may be a candidate for combining cosmetic plastic surgery procedures during a single operation, the approach can enhance the results because it addresses all concerns at once. Mommy Makeover surgery is increasingly popular as women realize that exercise and eating a healthy diet aren’t enough by themselves to get back their pre-pregnancy bodies.
Mommy Makeover Benefits
It’s no secret that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding take a physical toll on a woman’s body. Many moms who spend hours at the gym, however, wonder why their bodies don’t seem to bounce back. That’s because abdominal skin stretched by one or more pregnancies won’t shrink back, no matter how many sit-ups you do, and you can’t regain the fullness of your breasts through pushups.
A Mommy Makeover typically addresses these concerns by combining 2 or more of these procedures:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
The benefits of combining these procedures include:
- Planning for only one recovery: For many moms with younger children at home, the recovery after aesthetic surgery can pose unique challenges. For example, you’ll need to arrange for child care because you’ll need plenty of rest, especially during the first couple of weeks after the procedure. Even for patients with older children, the idea of having only one recovery period is attractive. It’s important to mention that the recovery after a Mommy Makeover isn’t much longer than having separate operations.
- Cost-effectiveness: With a combined procedure, you’ll only have to pay once for certain costs, such as facility and anesthesiologist fees and medication costs.
- Confidence boost: Even though the results of a tummy tuck or cosmetic breast surgery that are performed separately can be very satisfying, the comprehensive outcome of a Mommy Makeover can surpass expectations, and patients often say doing everything at once restores not only their pre-pregnancy bodies, but also improves their self-esteem. For example, a flatter tummy can also highlight fuller, perkier breasts achieved during the surgery.
You may be surprised by some of the lesser known benefits of a Mommy Makeover that I wrote about in an earlier blog post.
Still, some patients choose to have either their breasts or midsection addressed first and postpone the other procedure for a later time. How you schedule your procedures is a personal choice. And for some women, it may be safer to stage the operations over time rather than combine the procedures in one surgery. These are decisions you can make with your surgeon after you’ve had a consultation.
If you’ve been considering a Mommy Makeover, you can contact us using the online form to request a consultation. You can also call us at either (416) 207-9090 (Toronto) or (905) 273-3045 (Mississauga) to schedule an appointment.