Can’t think of the perfect present for your mom or wife this year? Forget the nail salon certificate and the Ruth’s Chris gift card. Instead, give your mom or wife her pre-baby body back. Give her what she really wants: a “Mommy Makeover.”
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) conducted a survey two years ago showing that 62 percent of mothers said they would consider a “Mommy Makeover” if cost wasn’t an issue. Numbers don’t lie, nor do results. Here at CARE, the number of Dr. Coan’s “Mommy Makeover” patients is growing fast.
A “Mommy Makeover” isn’t confined to one age group, but mothers in their young 30s are one of the main groups interested in the surgery. It seems like the older a female is at the time she gives birth, the more difficult it is for the body to recover. As you age, your skin loses elasticity, so it comes as no surprise that women are waiting less to undergo “Mommy Makeovers.”
During pregnancy and during breastfeeding, breasts lose their shape. Skin around the stomach often stretches as weight gain typically accompanies pregnancy. Exercising during, before, and after pregnancy does help, but the quickest way to regain a pre-baby body is a “Mommy Makeover.” Even celebrities who have personal chefs and five-star trainers struggle to restore their pre-baby body. Recently dubbed “Most Beautiful Woman” by People Magazine, Gwyneth Paltrow admits to having breast implants after her breasts changed from nursing. Demi Moore also had a “Mommy Makeover.” Hollywood A-listers aren’t alone in their desire to restore their pre-baby body, though. Doctors say their most common clients are middle-class mothers. It’s no wonder mom of eight, Kate Gosselin, opted for a tummy-tuck after having kids. Now, she has a bikini bod that most 20-year-olds would love to have. What a lucky mom!
In essence, a “Mommy Makeover” restores what breastfeeding and childbirth may have taken away. A “Mommy Makeover” combines a breast lift (and often breast augmentation) with a tummy tuck and liposuction to contour the body and restore volume and shape. What mom wouldn’t want that?
More specifically, a tummy tuck removes excess skin from the abdomen and repairs stretched muscles. A breast lift combined with a breast augmentation reshapes and lifts the breast and also improves fullness and size.
Sounds amazing, right? It is. There are a few things to note before having a “Mommy Makeover, though. (1) Are you (or your mother or significant other) finished having children? If not, it may be best to wait as having more children may stretch the abdomen muscle. (2) Are you (or your mother or significant other) at a stable weight and content with this weight? Being at a weight you’re content with allows for optimal results. Remember, a “Mommy Makeover” isn’t a substitution for weight loss. (3) Are you (or your mother or significant other) done breastfeeding? Dr. Coan suggests waiting until you’re finished breastfeeding before having undergoing any procedure.
Dr. Coan is a double-board certified plastic surgeon who performs a large number of Mommy Makeovers throughout the year. If you’d like to schedule a consultation for you, your mother, your wife, or significant other, please call us at 919-484-4884 to discuss your options.
Kate Gosselin looks incredible after having eight kids.
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