BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY
The number of women seeking Mommy Makeovers is growing drastically, thanks to improvements in safety and techniques as well as changing public perception about cosmetic surgery. Today’s young mothers – in their 30s and 40’s – are turning to post pregnancy tune-ups to reclaim their figures and youthful bust lines after having children.
Statistics from The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) are telling about this postpartum plastic surgery trend.
Consider the following increases recorded between 2000 and 2010:
- An 85 % increase in tummy tucks
- A 70 % rise in breast lifts
- A 39 % increase in breast augmentations
A Mommy Makeover rejuvenates the stomach area, breasts, thighs and other areas of concern with the least conspicuous scarring and minimal recovery time for busy women on the go. As a mother of three, NYC plastic surgeon Dr. B. Aviva Preminger understands the demands having a baby can place on the body. Combining multiple surgeries is preferable because there is less downtime overall. Average full recovery time usually takes 12 weeks or less.
Mommy Makeover: A Plastic Surgery Trend
The physical changes to a woman’s body after childbirth can be particularly hard to combat. Many women suffer permanent damage to the abdominal wall musculature, as well as volume loss and sagging from breastfeeding. When diet and exercise alone have failed, this suite of post maternity body contouring procedures allows women to regain their former curves. And while cosmetic surgery after pregnancy isn’t a new phenomenon, the escalating demand for Mommy Makeovers reflects a generation of mothers who aren’t ashamed to admit they had a nip and tuck in their quest for a more a youthful, streamlined figure.
Even if you’re in fantastic shape before getting pregnant, battling baby weight is no easy task. According to an ASPS survey, 62 % of women polled would seek cosmetic surgery after having kids. Mommy Makeovers have become a mainstream request, partly because of a more body-conscious culture and the array of advanced procedures available – all on an outpatient basis. Douglas Mackenzie, MD, a California board-certified plastic surgeon, attributes this post-maternity breast and body contouring trend to a universal acceptance of plastic surgery as well as our society’s apparent obsession with looking young. Read more at http://www.webmd.com/beauty/treatments/mommy-makeover-a-plastic-surgery-trend.
“Unlike our parents’ generation, [these mothers] want to stay young and feel young, and preserve the body they’ve had,” Dr. Mackenzie explains. “The music they listen to, the restaurants they go to, the clothes they wear, all have a lot to do with it. It’s a new generation.”
Is a Mommy Makeover worth it?
Giving birth to one or multiple children places huge demands on the body. Afterward, it’s not uncommon for extra pounds to settle around the midsection and thighs. Breasts begin to sag and deflate and stretched abdominal muscles can be impossible to tone, no matter how hard you hit the gym. Undergoing multiple plastic surgeries – including breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction and others – to improve your postpartum figure may be more popular than ever, but is it worth it?
Kimberly McDaniel, a 36-year-old Brooklyn resident, told the New York Daily News about the life-changing results of her Mommy Makeover. McDaniel’s petite frame changed drastically after having her second child ten years ago. Struggling with drooping breasts and a wrinkled mass for a stomach, McDaniel resolved to have a post maternity tune up when her workouts didn’t help. Motivated by her upcoming marriage, she had a full abdominoplasty and breast lift so she’d wow in her wedding dress — and the results paid off.
“I love my stomach now,” gushes Kimberly. “I feel great, and it was worth every cent. And there are so many summer dresses I can wear now without a bra. “Shopping for clothes is much easier — and faster.”
Dozens of others are telling the world how thrilled they are with their new post-baby bodies. On Real Self, one Houston mom was tired of sagging skin, stretch marks and the postpartum belly blues. Describing her Mommy Makeover as one of her best life decisions, the 36-year-old posted an honest assessment of her experience. Though she acknowledged some of the difficulties dealing with a long healing process, she states, “It’s been almost two months, I still cannot do many things as I am not completely healed yet, but I am gradually enjoying the world once again. If you’re considering this surgery, prepare yourself mentally and emotionally as your life will be on pause for a bit but it’s completely worth it!”
BEFORE AND AFTER GALLERY