What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body. Sagging breasts and loose stomach muscles are resistant to springing back after a child is born, even with diet and exercise. Many mothers aren’t satisfied with the changes in their body after childbirth. These women are usually concerned with the extra weight around their tummy and thighs and the changes in their breast size, shape and perkiness. If you’re looking for a way to get your post-baby body back, consider a Mommy Makeover.

Mommy Makeover is a term often used in cosmetic surgery to describe the combination of procedures used to address the areas of concern that most women have after having one or more children. Typically, these involve procedures that address the breast and abdomen such as breast lift with or without augmentation and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck). However, the Mommy Makeover is not limited to these procedures; it can be any combination of procedures that can be safely performed in one surgery to address a mother’s concerns. Other procedures may include liposuction, lower body lift and labiaplasty, just to name a few.

When should you consider a Mommy Makeover?

The best time to seek out a Mommy Makeover is at least 9-12 months after delivery for non-breastfeeding mothers, and 6-9 months after cessation of breastfeeding for mothers who choose to breastfeed. The reason for this is to give each woman’s body time to adjust and recover from the changes that happen during pregnancy and lactation. In addition, it is best to wait until no more children are planned to ensure the results of surgery will last because additional pregnancies will likely have a reversing effect on the Mommy Makeover results.

If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. David W. Allison in Gainesville to schedule your consultation with Dr. Allison. Call 703-754-8228 or visit mdallison.com today!