Many women are surprised at how much motherhood changes them on an emotional and physical level. When shape doesn’t bounce back the way a woman expects, she may also be surprised to discover that the idea of a mommy makeover sounds really good. Dr. Salzman and the team at Salzman Cosmetic Surgery are committed to helping patients address their aesthetic concerns in ways that meet their need for optimal results and peace of mind throughout the treatment process. Knowing that peace of mind is gained with information, we want to offer a few details about the mommy makeover.
There should be no guilt around wanting to improve your body.
Mama, your body has accomplished a lot. It is a beautiful thing to birth a child. At the same time, doing so may make you feel less than beautiful in your mommy body. A mommy makeover brings you back to the body you once had and enjoyed; it in no way diminishes the value of your pregnancy and birth experience. Your choice to undergo a mommy makeover is very personal, and we walk you through your journey with compassion and support.
Your mommy makeover is all about your body.
There are a few different procedures that a mommy makeover is known for. These include:
- Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
Just because these are common procedures that could be involved in a mommy makeover doesn’t mean they have to be. Every case is unique. Your body is unique. Dr. Salzman develops your mommy makeover around your concerns and desired outcome. Some women choose to have only liposuction and a tummy tuck. Others include procedures like thigh or buttock lift into their makeover process.
Your makeover can include nonsurgical treatments.
The idea that a mommy makeover has to only involve surgery, or involve surgery at all, may be changing. Several nonsurgical modalities have been developed to destroy fat cells and tighten the skin. One thing that we do have to say here is that nonsurgical modalities only address superficial tissues. Laxity caused by abdominal stretching may improve with an innovative, nonsurgical technique, but not to the same extent it will with abdominoplasty. For lasting body contouring results, we highly recommend the surgical route. Beyond that, however, women may choose to also improve skin irregularities with dermal fillers or laser treatments.
A mommy makeover doesn’t take you off the Mom Roster for very long. With a little help for a few weeks, most patients resume normal mommy-ing duties without a hitch. Learn more about the mommy makeover process by scheduling a consultation in our Louisville office. Call (502) 425-5200.