Many people decide to have children over the course of their lives. For women in their childbearing years, many wish for nothing more than to have happy and healthy children; however, many women desire to have their bodies appear the same way they did prior to having children. The pregnancy and child-rearing process can have a tremendous impact on the appearance of the body. While many women will work hard with a focused diet and exercise routine, sometimes this isn’t enough to restore the body back to its original appearance. For women who are looking for some help, a mommy makeover might be appropriate.
Did You Know…?
The number of women looking for a mommy makeover has increased dramatically since the year 2000. In 2010, over 100,000 tummy tucks were performed on women. This number is up 85% from ten years prior. There were also 90,000 breast lifts performed in 2010, a 70% increase from ten years earlier. Clearly, the attitude towards cosmetic surgery has changed for women everywhere and this is reflected by a rise in the number of operations that women had performed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before receiving a mommy makeover, many women have questions regarding some or all of the procedures. Some of those questions have been answered below.
What exactly is a mommy makeover?
This is a common question that means different things to different women. A mommy makeover is the term used to refer to the parts of a woman’s body that change during the childbearing years. This includes the breast area and the abdominal area. The goal of the cosmetic procedure is to focus on the changes that occur during and after pregnancy. The breasts commonly sag and deflate after years of breastfeeding and the abdomen often has excess skin and stretch marks due to the stress of carrying a child.
So who should be thinking about receiving a mommy makeover?
Women who have cosmetic problems with their abdomen and breasts that they would like to change should seek the opinion of a Mooresville plastic surgeon to discuss their case on an individual basis. Good candidates for surgery are generally patients with few or no chronic medical problems. In this specific case, women who have completed their childbearing years can consider having these procedures performed. If there are more children in the future, it is best to wait until after that is completed.
Are the breast and abdominal procedures performed simultaneously?
Sometimes these procedures are performed in one operation and sometimes multiple. It depends on the exact procedures being performed and the preferences of the patient. Each individual case will be discussed with a plastic surgeon in Mooresville, NC prior to starting the process.
Patients with more questions should contact Dr. Martin Blue with Blue Plastic Surgery. Dr. Blue understands the physical changes that happen during and after pregnancy and would be happy to help women everywhere restore their bodies to their appearance before the childbearing years.