What Is A Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a phrase that is used by cosmetic surgeons to describe a combination of procedures that help to return a woman’s body to a pre-pregnancy state.
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all cause big changes in the way a woman’s body looks and also the way she feels about herself.
Why Have A Mommy Makeover?
Adjusting to motherhood can be the most wonderful joy-filled time in a woman’s life but it can also be a very difficult one filled with feelings of inadequacies, uncertainty, and even depression.
Having a baby can mean big changes in many areas of a woman’s life. Her body has also gone through many changes and may look different enough that it affects her self-confidence to the point of hindering intimacy in relationships or advancing her career.
A mommy makeover can boost a woman’s self-esteem, make her feel beautiful, desirable, and confident. Self-assured confident women tend to find more fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.
What Procedures Does A Mommy Makeover Include?
A woman’s belly stretching out to accommodate a growing baby can result in loose saggy skin or stretchmarks and breastfeeding can leave saggy or deflated breasts that have lost their upper volume or pertness.
Also, childbirth sometimes causes damage to the vagina and surrounding areas, but these after-effects of pregnancy can be reduced or eliminated with the help of a highly-skilled cosmetic surgeon. A mommy makeover may include:
1. Tummy tuck
A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is often done along with liposuction for optimal results. This duo removes excess fat while nicely contouring the area leaving a much flatter stomach and a more narrow waist.
2. Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is the term used to indicate any change made to the breasts and can include:
- A breast lift can be done with or without implants and is designed to significantly reverse the effects of gravity, restore their position, and produce a more aesthetically pleasing look. This is usually is done through the removal of excess skin and then breast tissue is lifted and repositioned. It may also involve repositioning or reducing the size of the areola or nipple.
- Breast implants can help restore volume or eliminate sagging loose skin if pregnancy has left them flat and deflated. The choice of saline or silicone implants will create price variations as silicone implants are more costly. Also, breast implants are not lifelong devices and need to be updated about every 10 years.
- Breast reductions are helpful to women who have breasts that are disproportionate to their body size and they experience chronic pain in their back, neck, or shoulders as a result. Sometimes pregnancy can create increased issues for women who started out with larger breasts pre-pregnancy that can be alleviated through a reduction.
There have been significant advancements in liposuction techniques and many in the industry refer to using these new liposuction techniques as “body contouring”. The objective of liposuction is to reduce excess fat deposits that hang on no matter how much you exercise. Many of the new techniques available also help tighten and resurface the skin.
The aftercare, downtime, and costs associated with liposuction will depend on the type of liposuction performed along with the size and number of areas treated.
4. Vaginal Rejuvenation
Sometimes the process of childbirth can cause internal or external damage to the vaginal area. This damage may cause chronic urinary incontinence or maybe aesthetically unpleasing. Vaginal rejuvenation can correct these and other related issues surgically.
Why Your Surgeon Choice Matters For Your Mommy Makeover
When planning for your mommy makeover, choosing a board-certified cosmetic surgeon is critical.
The cosmetic surgeon you choose to perform your mommy makeover will be a choice you live with for years. Not only will it make up a large portion of the financial commitment for your makeover, but will affect the outcome of your results.
Great results can enhance your life and make you feel confident and amazing. By the same token, choosing a surgeon that is inexperienced in the procedure you are having done, could lead to complications and heartache.
Getting The Mommy Makeover Results You Want
Staggering to your mommy makeover treatments may be the best way to achieve the results that you desire. A consultation with your chosen board-certified cosmetic surgeon will be the best way to formulate a plan. Using a combination of surgical and non-surgical procedures may yield optimal results.
Thoroughly discussing the results you are looking for and the financial obligation required will help both you and the surgeon to be on the same page.
With the advancements in cosmetic skin tightening and body contouring procedures, it may be possible to achieve some of the results you desire with a non-surgical cosmetic treatment instead of surgery. This may reduce the overall cost of a mommy makeover as well as associated recovery time.
Mommy Makeover Costs
A mommy makeover is customized to fit each individual patient’s needs so the cost of each mommy makeover will be different depending on the procedures or surgeries used.
Understanding your financial commitment will help you plan your mommy makeover so you can achieve your desired results. Your custom package could include additional services that can be staggered over time.
Many women customize their mommy makeovers with additional procedures such as:
Non-surgical, minimally invasive cosmetic procedures can be effective for body contouring, tightening loose stretched-out skin, reducing excess fat deposits, eliminating the appearance of cellulite, enhancing skin texture, and reducing the appearance of stretch marks and scars. Some of these treatments include:
- Morpheus8 for the body;
- Evolve treatments (Tight, Trim & Tone);
- PHYSIQ body treatment;
- Cellulite treatment by QWO.
The appearance of varicose veins happen often during pregnancy and can be reduced or eliminated.
Busy moms desire to look fresh, rested, and naturally beautiful at home and on the go. There are many non-surgical cosmetic treatments that can help and can be added to a mommy makeover to deliver optimal results. Procedures that can be used to help tired moms look refreshed include :
- To tighten skin on the body or face – Evolve Tite, Morpheus8;
- To enhance skin texture and eliminate the appearance of scars and stretchmarks – RF microneedling Morpheus8 and microdermabrasion;
- To reverse damage caused by sun exposure, acne during pregnancy, or fluctuating hormone levels – CoolPeel;
- To promote the production of collagen – chemical peels, Evoke to tighten the skin under the neck, Morpheus8 for face and under-eye area;
- To reduce wrinkles and fine line and to correct under-eye bags and dark circles – dermal fillers and Botox;
- Laser hair removal treatments;
- Permanent makeup.
Average Costs Associated with Mommy Makeover Surgery
Each year the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) publishes the average costs associated with different surgeries and procedures. This published cost is only an average cost and does not include other related fees such as operating room or facility fees, anesthesia, or other related fees.
Following is the ASPS 2020 average cost for mommy makeover related surgical services:
|Mommy Makeover Related Surgeries||National Average Cost|
|Brazilian Butt Lift||$5,482|
What To Consider About The Cost Of A Mommy Makeover
When comparing costs associated with a mommy makeover from different providers it is important to make sure you are using accurate comparisons. Many cosmetic surgery practices will only quote you the surgeon’s fee in an answer to your question “how much is a mommy makeover”?
This fee most likely will not include other fees that will be required to perform the surgery such as fees for anesthesia, the cost of the operating facility or hospital operating room, consultation fees, follow up appointments, medical testing, prescriptions, compression garments, or other products necessary for recovery.
Ask the cosmetic surgeon if they run specials on mommy makeovers as many do, especially around Mother’s Day. You can also find out if they offer discounts for bundling procedures or if they offer special packages. Asking these important questions can help ensure you get the most for your money, uncover any extra or hidden fees, and avoid an unpleasant situation.
Mommy Makeover Costs In Georgia
SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics, a division of IBI HealthCare Institute, has offices that serve Atlanta and the surrounding areas offering mommy makeover procedures and services as well as package pricing.
Dr. Angelina Postoev, MD, FACS, an exceptionally skilled and triple-board certified cosmetic surgeon offers transparent pricing that is all-inclusive so there are never any hidden fees. You can even check procedure pricing on the SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics website!
To learn more about mommy makeovers or any other services offered, contact us today and set up a consultation. SurgiCare Arts runs monthly specials that cover a variety of cosmetic surgeries and procedures. To stay up to date on these join our SurgiCare Arts & Aesthetics Specials notification list.