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Mommy Makeovers: Getting Your Body Back After Pregnancy

Mar 10, 2023
You love your kids, but do you ever wish you had your pre-pregnancy body back? A mommy makeover can do that for you. Learn more about this popular procedure from our team, including who can benefit from a makeover. Hint: It’s not just for moms.

A mommy makeover includes several procedures for moms that tighten skin and restore youthful contours, from the thighs to the breasts and everywhere in between. The truth, though, is that anyone who’s lost a significant amount of weight or is simply feeling the gravity that comes with age can benefit from a mommy-style makeover.

Brian Blumenauer, MD, of Oceana Aesthetics in Stuart, Florida, is an experienced plastic surgeon. He specializes in modern surgical approaches that offer stellar results with natural appeal.

You’ll find surgical and nonsurgical solutions to your cosmetic needs at Oceana Aesthetics, including fat-reducing and muscle-building Emsculpt Neo®, breast augmentation, facelift surgeries, and the ever-popular mommy makeover.

In this blog, Dr. Blumenauer explains what a mommy makeover involves and the results you can expect.  

When should I consider a mommy makeover?

It’s important to remember that a mommy makeover isn’t a weight loss procedure. Instead, a mommy makeover tightens sagging skin, restores natural contours, and addresses other changes that can be caused by weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

Thus, Dr. Blumenauer recommends a mommy makeover if you’ve reached and maintained a healthy weight, aren’t planning future weight loss, and don’t plan to have more children. Otherwise, general surgical protocols apply in that you should be healthy overall and have realistic goals and expectations regarding the results of your makeover.

Before recommending surgery, Dr. Blumenauer also completes a thorough physical evaluation and reviews your medical history, current medications, and other essential health factors to ensure you’re a good candidate. You’ll also need to undergo pre-surgical lab work, which could include blood tests and a urinalysis to assess your health status.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is personalized to meet your desired aesthetic goals and may include the following:

  • Breast augmentation and/or breast lift (often combined to achieve optimal results)
  • Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
  • Buttock augmentation (lower body lift)
  • Liposuction
  • Labiaplasty (surgical vaginal rejuvenation)
  • Thigh lift
  • Arm lift
  • Fat grafting to restore volume loss

While these procedures can address the changes your body undergoes due to childbearing, they can also be highly effective in restoring skin tightness and youthful body contours following significant weight loss. No matter your situation, Dr. Blumenauer will help you select the combination that best tackles your problem areas.

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Many people prefer the convenience of a mommy makeover, because it addresses several problems at once. However, it’s a major surgery, and full recovery can take several weeks. You should be able to return to light activities within a couple of weeks, but you’ll likely have restrictions for 4-6 weeks when it comes to bending and lifting.

Every case is different, but before your makeover, Dr. Blumenauer will discuss the recovery process for your specific situation. Furthermore, the Oceana Aesthetics team will provide other postsurgical tips to help ensure the best outcome and speed the healing process.

For example, they’ll likely recommend that you arrange to get help with meals, cleaning, and other household tasks for several days following your surgery. And, if you have children, they’ll likely suggest that you get help with childcare, school trips, play activities, and other childhood necessities. Planning for these details can help ensure your body has the time and energy needed to heal.

To learn more about a mommy makeover and to see if one could help you, call 772-324-9515 or book an appointment online with Oceana Aesthetics today.