The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery looks at the surge in “mommy makeover” procedures in this country.
“Mommy makeover” is a cosmetic surgery term that has been around for some time. However, in the last few years, the popularity of the “mommy makeover” has exploded. Google the term and look at the thousands of personal success stories you will find in the search results.
The term refers to multiple plastic surgery procedures that restore, or improve, a woman’s post-pregnancy body. Nowadays it seems more and more women are looking to improve their body and looks post baby. So they are supplementing the gym and or diets with surgical help to bounce back into shape faster.
According to The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery a “mommy makeover” typically consists of a breast augmentation (with or without lift), a tummy tuck or liposuction — or some combination of the three. The end game of the “mommy makeover” is to return a mother’s body to the shape it was in (or better in some cases) prior to having children.
Mothers who elect to have the “mommy makeover” say the lasting effects on a woman’s body from giving birth and breast-feeding are not always able to be remedied through traditional methods. Simply running on a treadmill or hiring a personal trainer is not always enough. So after unsuccessfully trying to get back into shape the old fashioned way a number of mothers are now adding the surgical route. Some with healthy BMI’s are bypassing the diet and gym routine all together and signing up for “mommy makeovers”. Their reasoning is simple. Why spend months or years at the gym if you can avoid it? According to The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery most patients are fully recovered from “mommy makeovers” in six weeks however individual results will vary. Just as important is the fact that patients typically love the results they see.
However, the new and improved you won’t come cheap. The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery says that the combination of the two or three procedures involved in a “mommy makeover” can be expensive. However, financing is available with qualified credit.
And there are also the risks. The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery notes that a “mommy makeover” is “major surgery” and is not to be taken lightly. As with any surgical procedure of this nature, there are the standard risks of bleeding and infection. There’s also the risk for clots post-op. The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery also suggests patients take brief walks shortly after surgery to avoid any clotting.
It is also recommended that patients who opt for a “mommy makeover” should wait until they are done having children. The procedure tightens the stomach wall muscles and also gets rid of extra skin. Patients who go on to give birth to yet another child after surgery can experience extreme discomfort during the pregnancy.
The Women’s Institute of Cosmetic & Laser Surgery of Illinois always considers the unique needs of its clients. The services provided by the Women’s institute can help boost self-confidence.