Mommy Deserves a Makeover
Being a mom is one of the biggest joys in life for many of us, but we might also all agree that what happens to our bodies is not necessarily enjoyable. As moms, we want to be healthy and energized to take care of our children and also feel good about our mom bods. Unfortunately, more often than not, exercise and diet can’t fully restore our post-pregnancy bodies. This is where a lot of us are stuck and starting to consider other options.
Sometimes the process can be overwhelming. Who is a reputable plastic surgeon? Where to begin? Breast? Belly? The answer you may be looking for is the Mommy Makeover. Here at Florida Dermatology + Plastic Surgery, our double-board certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Rebecca Novo, is featuring Mommy Makeovers as her spotlight treatment for the month. There is a growing trend in Mommy Makeovers due to women wanting to look and feel confident about their bodies with just one operation.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that restores and improves women’s post-pregnancy bodies. In Dr. Novo’s own words, “A Mommy Makeover, although a catchy phrase, is really a customized treatment plan to address aging/changing breasts and abdomen, usually at the same time – as in one longer operative procedure.” These procedures are customized to each patient’s specific needs and goals, and may include a breast lift and/or augmentation, a tummy tuck, and liposuction of legs, arms, back, and/or stomach. Although it may seem like a lot at once, Dr. Novo affirms combining surgical procedures is safe. There are also significant savings and further advantages in undergoing surgery once vs. three or four times.
Not Just for Mommies
Another important fact is this combination of procedures is not just for mommies. Dr. Novo explains, “I have treated many women who have not had children, but want to improve the appearance of breasts and abdomen that have changed over time from weight gain and loss.” Pregnancy is just one of the ways breasts and bellies can stretch and appear saggy afterward. Many patients who have significantly gained and lost weight can have similar appearances.
Keep in mind
It is important to keep in mind good nutrition and a healthy lifestyle before and after undergoing surgery. Dr. Novo recommends having an established exercise routine before undergoing surgery in order to have a speedy recovery and reach your desired outcome faster. If you have young children (under 5), it is also very important to have a good support system for the full recovery period.
Dr. Novo and her team offer complimentary surgery consultations and will tailor a customized treatment plan for you based on your needs. Here are three quick questions to help you find out if a Mommy Makeover is right for you:
- Does something about your body bother you enough to want to change it?
- Do you have enough time to heal, usually two weeks, with a support system to help you?
- Do you have the financial means to pay for the procedure without stress?
If you answered “yes” to these three questions, a Mommy Makeover might be the right option for you. If you live in the Melbourne, Indialantic, Viera, Suntree, Melbourne Beach area, call today and find out which procedures are right for you and get your body back!