As a mother, your primary focus is keeping your kids happy and safe. But taking care of your physical and emotional needs is also important. When you feel good about yourself, it benefits your entire family!
For some women, mommy makeover helps improve their physical and emotional well-being so they can be happier, more confident mothers. Mommy makeover addresses the physical changes in a woman’s body caused by pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. If you want to look and feel your best after having children, mommy makeover may be the answer.
Take a moment to learn more about mommy makeover from the team at Foglietti Fostyk Plastic Surgery.
Are You a Candidate?
You may be a suitable candidate for mommy makeover if you are bothered by any of the following:
- Breasts that look flat or “deflated” after nursing
- Breasts that lost their shape and fullness after nursing
- Loose, sagging abdominal skin that stretched during pregnancy
- An abdominal pooch caused by muscles that stretched or separated during pregnancy
- Excess abdominal or body fat that won’t go away with diet or exercise
To qualify for surgery, you should be close to your target body weight and in good health. You should allow your body time to recuperate after childbirth and weaning your baby.
Choosing Your Surgeon
The quality of your mommy makeover results hinges on the skill and experience of your surgeon. Make sure your plastic surgeon is board certified, which ensures he or she has undergone extensive training in plastic and reconstructive surgery and demonstrates excellence in the specialization.
You will also want to review your potential surgeon’s past results (either in the office or via an online photo gallery) to get an idea of his or her style. It’s essential that your idea of what looks attractive aligns with your surgeon’s documented results.
Finally, you should meet with the surgeon to get a feel for his or her approach to patient care.
Planning Your Treatment
When you’ve found the right surgeon for your needs, the two of you can begin to plan out your mommy makeover treatment. Depending on what you hope to address through mommy makeover and how you would like to look after surgery, your treatment plan may include two or more of the following procedures:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Other forms of face or body rejuvenation
In addition to helping you pick out your procedures, your surgeon can also advise of timing your treatment correctly for the smoothest recovery and best final result. You may opt to combine your procedures into a single operation or stage them out separately.
To request more information about mommy makeover from Cleveland-area plastic surgeons Dr. Foglietti or Dr. Fostyk, please email our practice today.