A new term has been showing up in blogs, newspaper articles, and all over celebrity feeds called the mommy makeover. While the term might be trending, women have been seeking cosmetic surgery after having children for years. After child birth, each woman’s body will naturally try to return to pre-pregnancy shape at its own rate. But sometimes women aren't satisfied with the natural results, so more of them are considering a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover is simply any combination of cosmetic surgeries meant to return the body to the desired pre-pregnancy shape.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, “Women had nearly 112,000 tummy tucks in 2010, up 85 percent since 2000; 90,000 breast lifts, up 70 percent since 2000; and 296,000 breast augmentations, up 39 percent since 2000.”
Some common examples of cosmetic surgery for a mommy makeover may be:
From a cosmetic surgeon’s perspective, women should carefully consider these surgeries and know the facts before agreeing to them. A woman’s body reacts naturally to pregnancy. As the body reshapes itself to prepare for the birth of a child during pregnancy, it will reshape itself over time to return to pre-pregnancy shape as best as possible. Healthy diets and exercise can help with weight loss post pregnancy, but for some women, cosmetic surgery is the most desirable option to get rid of their baby bumps or rejuvenate their breasts.
The mommy makeover cost varies depending on how many cosmetic surgeries are considered for the whole process. Surgeons won’t establish a “one price fits all” cost, since every woman’s body will react differently after having a baby. A board certified plastic surgeon should be consulted for a mommy makeover cost.
There is a period of time women should wait after having a baby before having cosmetic surgery. It’s recommended that women should finish childbearing before a mommy makeover is performed. While children can still be had after surgery, more surgeries may be needed again after the additional childbirth. Before cosmetic surgery is performed, women should be at a stable weight. Women should also have ceased breast feeding to allow their breasts to return to a normal size and shape.
Additional details for a mommy makeover should be discussed with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, so schedule a consultation in Baltimore with Dr. Adam Basner.
Contact: The Plastic Surgery Center of Maryland (410) 616-3000