What You Need to Know about Mommy Makeover

Posted on November 5, 2014 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Attaining a tight and toned figure before having children is hard enough — the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing make it even harder! Luckily, Dr. Ronald DeMars has the perfect solution: mommy makeover. This treatment, which involves a combination of plastic surgery procedures that address pregnancy and nursing-related changes (mainly in the breasts and abdomen), allows you to enjoy a slender and youthful-looking physique.

Dr. DeMars believes that all potential candidates should have a thorough understanding of the realities of mommy makeover and what it entails. Here are a few things to keep in mind if you are considering mommy makeover:

Every mommy makeover is different.

Every woman is unique and has a specific idea of how she’d like to look after mommy makeover. After meeting with you and learning more about your needs and goals, Dr. DeMars will customize a mommy makeover treatment plan specifically to you. Your treatment plan may include a combination of the following procedures:

  • Breast augmentation with saline or silicone implants
  • Breast lift
  • Traditional or mini tummy tuck
  • Liposuction

Your mommy makeover procedures may be performed simultaneously during a single operation, or staged out into separate operations. This depends on several factors, including the procedures needed and Dr. DeMars’ professional recommendation.

You will need help during recovery.

Like any other surgical procedure, mommy makeover requires a period of recovery. As your body heals from surgery, you will need to rest, relax and limit movement. You should refrain from any bending, lifting and straining. This makes it difficult to cook, clean and care for small children who need your attention.

It is highly advisable that you recruit a spouse, parent, sibling or good friend to help you during recovery. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to pick up your children or perform normal household chores, and your loved one will have to fill in where needed. You should take this time to relax as much as possible as you anticipate your newly improved figure!

Future pregnancy can reverse the effects.

Having a baby after mommy makeover will negate the effects of surgery. Your abdominal muscles will separate/weaken, your abdominal skin will stretch and your breast size will fluctuate. If you are thinking of having more children in the future, Dr. DeMars recommends that you postpone your mommy makeover.

It’s never too late to enjoy the results of a mommy makeover.

Perhaps your children are in middle or high school (or have left for college!), but you still have physical reminders of pregnancy. Guess what? You haven’t missed the chance to benefit from a mommy makeover.

Your expectations and goals may be slightly different than they were 10 years ago; however, Dr. DeMars can still help you enjoy the body you deserve. If you’re starting to see premature signs of facial aging, you may want to explore your facial rejuvenation options, too.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation

To learn more about mommy makeover and how it can restore, or improve upon, your pre-pregnancy physique, please contact Dr. DeMars for a personal consultation. Call (503) 253-3458 or send us an email today.