Do you look in the mirror and wonder what happened to the body you had before kids? Does it seem that no amount of exercise and a healthy diet gets you into the shape you once were in? If you are like a lot of women, a mommy makeover may be just the thing you need to restore a healthy, contoured figure. Daniel Man, M.D., a Florida board-certified plastic surgeon, performs mommy makeovers on women living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding areas, who want a before-baby physique.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover consists of a mix of plastic surgery procedures and non-surgical treatments to reshape and enhance areas of the body that lost their tightness and shape following childbirth. Since mothers rarely have much time to devote to themselves, the procedures that comprise a mommy makeover offer quick solutions and have short recovery periods. Mommy makeovers are ideal ways to help women regain a more youthful figure and restore a positive self-image.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
It is very common for women’s bodies to change with age. For women who have had children, it is often even more difficult to keep their bodies from aging. A mommy makeover fixes the shape and contour of these certain areas of the body while offering the following benefits:
- Comes with an easy recovery with little to no downtime
- Tightens abdominal muscles and flattens stomach
- Gives a more natural and younger appearance
- Brings happiness and joy
- Returns parts of the body to their normal position
- Enhances self-confidence
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?
If you feel that you look older and have lost your figure following childbirth, a mommy makeover might be right for you.
How is a Mommy Makeover Performed?
The exact way a mommy makeover is performed varies greatly depending on which procedures are selected. A mommy makeover lays out a plan to tweak parts of the body to return them to their natural and normal position. Also, it re-contour other parts of the body to return curves to their natural position. Mommy makeovers give women the opportunity to select what they want to have done so that they can be back to their normal routines within a few days. However, if more invasive procedures are performed, it may take a bit longer.
It is important to understand that with mommy makeovers, each procedure or treatment is done separately with the entire plan completed in one appointment or broken up into separate appointments. While mommy makeovers focus solely on women, the key is to plan them so that they fit accordingly around the patients’ lives and schedules. The procedures use the most advanced techniques to ensure that recovery is as quick as possible with as little pain as possible and phenomenal results.
Preparing for a Mommy Makeover
The preparation varies depending on which procedures are to be performed. Most often, mommy makeovers include a breast lift, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Dr. Man provides patients with detailed instructions on how to prepare for surgery. These instructions may include (but may not be limited to):
- Have a complete physical
- Be sure no more planned pregnancies
- Lose weight, if necessary
- Stop smoking at least six weeks before surgery
- Avoid Aspirin or other NSAIDs that can cause bleeding for a week leading to the procedures
- Stay hydrated
- Arrange for childcare assistance for at least a week following the surgery
- Establish a no-fail support system for at least a week following the procedures
Recovery from a Mommy Makeover
Mommy makeovers are designed to have minimal recovery. Procedures are done on an outpatient basis to allow patients to recover at home in the few days following the procedures. Most patients return to their normal routines within a few days of surgery; however, it is always a good idea to have someone to help for a week or so as activity may be limited.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
For mommy makeovers, the cost is different for each patient. It is based on the chosen procedures and the extent of those procedures. We are more than happy to go over the costs during a consultation as well as payment options, including financing. We accept cash, checks, and most credit cards.
What Do I Do Next?
If you are considering a mommy makeover, you need to schedule a consultation with Dr. Man to discuss your options. During this appointment, Dr. Man takes the opportunity to get to know you and your goals, evaluate the targeted treatment areas, and discuss possible treatment options to achieve your desired look. Once he recommends your mommy makeover plan, he goes over the details of the procedure with you and answers any questions you may have.
A full medical history will be required, in addition to following:
- Previous surgeries
- Any past or present medical conditions
- Any allergies or sensitivities
- All current medications
- Medical treatments you have received
- Any plans for weight loss
- Any plans for pregnancy
Dr. Man wants you to be an active participant in developing your plan of treatment. By ensuring that you are well educated about your options, he can help you choose the best procedures for your makeover.
Daniel Man, M.D., is a board-certified Florida plastic surgeon who performs mommy makeovers on women living in Boca Raton, FL, and the surrounding communities who want to look younger and more attractive. Please contact us to set up your consultation today.
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