If you’re a new mom and you’re longing to reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure, a Mommy Makeover could be just the solution you’re looking for. The Mommy Makeover procedure is specially designed for women who struggle with body contour issues after pregnancy and childbirth, and it can help restore your figure and your self-confidence. But are you a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
While every woman’s body is unique, certain characteristics and conditions will qualify a woman for Mommy Makeover surgery. Here are the criteria that make someone an ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover.
Post-Pregnancy Body Changes
If pregnancy caused significant changes to your body shape, such as sagging breasts, excess abdominal skin, or stubborn pockets of fat, the Mommy Makeover procedure was designed for you. To correct these problems, Mommy Makeover surgery incorporates the techniques of several other body contouring surgeries (such as tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction) into one combination procedure. In this way, the Mommy Makeover is specifically tailored to address the effects that pregnancy and childbirth have had on your body.
At or Near Goal Weight
If you’ve worked really hard to lose all the baby weight, but you’re still struggling with body image issues, you could be the perfect candidate for a Mommy Makeover. To ensure the best possible outcome from a Mommy Makeover, candidates should be at or near their goal weight before going into surgery. This treatment is not a good fit for women who still need to lose weight because the procedures involved are not intended for weight loss but rather for body contouring. If you’re at a healthy and stable body weight, you’ll achieve better results from your Mommy Makeover and be more equipped to maintain them long-term.
Good Overall Health
Prioritizing your health is crucial when considering any surgical procedure. Ideal candidates for a Mommy Makeover should be a healthy weight as well as in good overall health, free from any underlying medical conditions that could increase the risks associated with surgery. Candidates must also be non-smokers, as smoking can greatly compromise postoperative healing. Dr. Aycock will conduct a thorough evaluation of your health and medical history to ensure your safety and suitability for the procedure.
Having realistic expectations is key to a successful Mommy Makeover experience. A Mommy Makeover can produce remarkable transformations, but it’s important to understand that there are limitations on what is possible to achieve with current surgical techniques and each patient’s unique anatomy. For example, regarding the patient’s anatomy, a patient must have good skin quality to ensure that liposuction leaves smooth results. Regarding current surgical techniques, all patients should recognize that scarring is unavoidable, but the incision scars will be placed as inconspicuously as possible to minimize their appearance. Dr. Aycock will guide you through this process and discuss with you the expected outcomes to help you set realistic expectations based on your unique situation.
Not Nursing or Planning Future Pregnancies
A Mommy Makeover is not recommended for women who plan to have more children or who are still nursing a child. Women who are currently still breastfeeding would compromise their ability to nurse by undergoing a Mommy Makeover, so it is best to wait until your child is weaned. Additionally, women who intend to have more children are advised against getting a Mommy Makeover because future pregnancies will most likely undo your surgery results.
Why Choose Dr. Joyce Aycock?
Dr. Joyce Aycock is a highly skilled and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in Mommy Makeovers. With her expertise and focus on empowering women, she can help you achieve the results you desire while prioritizing your safety and well-being. Dr. Aycock believes in personalized care and will work closely with you to create a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.
A Mommy Makeover can be a life-changing experience that can help you reclaim your figure, regain your confidence, and feel like yourself again. If you think you’re a good candidate and you’re ready to explore the possibilities of a Mommy Makeover, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Joyce Aycock. Dr. Aycock and her team are here to guide you through this process and help you achieve the results you desire.
Take the first step toward a rejuvenated you by scheduling a Mommy Makeover consultation. Call (720) 634-7400 or contact us online today.