09 Mar Can Only Moms Get a “Mommy Makeover”?
You’ve probably heard the term “mommy makeover,” (especially if you’re a mom!), but a lot of people aren’t sure exactly what it entails—and with good reason. A mommy makeover isn’t a single type or set of surgeries, but rather a completely customized procedure plan that helps women “get back” a body that feeds self-confidence, and it’s one of the most popular requests at John Park MD Plastic Surgery. However, you don’t have to be a mom to benefit from a mommy makeover.
Mommy Makeovers at John Park MD Plastic Surgery
Some primary surgeries are almost always requested with a mommy makeover, and these include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation. If you’re not a mom, you can probably imagine why post-partum women so often request this combination of surgeries. Childbirth and nursing are incredible experiences, but giving birth can also take a toll on the body. Both the tummy and breasts have skin that’s designed to stretch, which is critical for moms. However, everyone’s collagen production slows down over the years (even men), which reduces your skin’s elasticity and ability to “snap back.” Weight fluctuations, whether from childbirth and nursing or simply changes in diet and lifestyle, can also cause tummies not to be quite as flat as they used to be or for breasts to be less perky than before.
All bodies are beautiful, whether you have a “mom bod” or not. Our bodies are also a source of self-esteem and should reflect who we are on the inside. A mommy makeover is your tool for reclaiming the body you deserve, whether you’re a mom or not. In fact, arguably, the most requested procedure in the set—the tummy tuck—is even popular among men! If you’ve been thinking about a mommy makeover, it’s time to figure out precisely what that means for you. The best way to learn more is during a consultation with Dr. Park, but here’s a preview of what most women ask about when they start their mommy makeover journey:
The Tummy Tuck
A tummy tuck is also known as abdominoplasty. It is often combined with liposuction to permanently remove pockets of fat that don’t budge with diet or exercise. If you are a mom and have had a C-section, great news! A tummy tuck incision looks quite a lot like a C-section scar, and the tummy tuck incision can often be hidden along the cesarean scar. But what if you’re not a mom or didn’t have a C-section? Don’t worry, because a tummy tuck incision is thin and hidden below the beltline. You can wear a midriff, bikini, or anything else without ever worrying that your incision will show.
Tummy tucks remove excess skin from the belly area, creating a taut, flat belly. Oftentimes this requires the creation of a “new” belly button that looks and feels just like your “real” one. Tummy tucks also involve tightening of ab muscles, which is excellent news for any person, but especially moms who might struggle with ab weakness after childbirth.
The majority of women interested in a mommy makeover opt for a breast augmentation, but some want a breast lift strictly. Breast augmentation involves the placement of implants while a breast lift only removes excess breast tissue for a perkier result without added volume. Selecting between a breast augmentation and breast lift requires the guidance of a highly-skilled surgeon who can help you understand what the final results will look like.
For women who choose breast augmentation, there are a lot of options to consider. From saline to silicone, round to teardrop, below or above the chest muscles, and the incision location and exact size, every breast augmentation surgery is unique and designed just for you and your goals.
Liposuction has been one of the most requested surgeries in the world for decades. Compared to other cosmetic surgeries, it’s minimally invasive and only requires the tiniest of incisions at the treatment site. Liposuction removes unwanted fat quickly and permanently. It’s a great complement to virtually any plastic surgery, but can also be a standalone procedure.
These are the three top surgeries requested in a mommy makeover, but you’re one of a kind, and your makeover should be, too. Some women prefer a circumferential body lift instead of a tummy tuck, which is like a tummy tuck that goes all around the body instead of focusing only on the tummy area. Others like to add non-surgical treatments to their mommy makeover. Find the perfect personalized combination for you by calling John Park MD Plastic Surgery today at (949) 777-6883 and scheduling your complimentary consultation.