Why Mommy Makeover Popularity is on the Rise (Part 1) –
In recent years, surgical procedures that aim to return a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state (popularly called “mommy makeovers”) have enjoyed a surge in popularity. In this 2 part article Macomb County mommy makeover expert Dr. Ali explain some reasons for the recent dramatic increase in mommy makeovers.
Types of Mommy Makeovers
Typically, a mommy makeover is a combination of abdominoplasty (aka “tummy tuck”) with some form of breast surgery. But as the body’s specific needs vary greatly from woman to woman, there are a great many variations available within the basic mommy makeover framework. A mommy makeover can be customized to each woman’s unique appearance needs and goals.
Variations on the tummy tuck include the mini tuck, the full tuck, and the skin-only tuck (which involves the removal of stretch-marked skin without tightening or repairing the abdominal muscles.)
Breast surgeries associated with mommy makeovers include breast lifts, augmentation (breast implants) and breast reduction, with some mommy makeover patients receiving a hybrid of these surgeries.
Additionally, the concept of the mommy makeover has taken on a slightly broader definition in recent years, with many mommy makeovers also including vaginal rejuvenation, Botox, fillers, liposuction, and even fat injections to the buttocks.
Mommy Makeovers are Popular among Younger Moms
Mommy makeovers used to be reserved for more mature women. However, in a surprising statistic, most women who undergo mommy makeovers are now millennials, with the majority of mommy makeover patients being under the age of 35.
As the elasticity of one’s skin plays a major factor in the results of a mommy makeover, younger moms are ideal mommy makeover candidates. And the younger the patients, typically, the less invasive the surgery she will need and the faster she will recover.
That said, it is still important to give one’s body an appropriate time to recover from pregnancy before subjecting oneself to a mommy makeover. Macomb County Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Ali recommends that new mothers wait to have their mommy makeover until six months after their pregnancy and, if breastfeeding, another six weeks after weaning. Not only does this allow adequate time for the uterus to contract and for breast tissue to shrink, but is usually a sufficient period during which new moms can recover from the mental and emotional stresses of pregnancy, before embarking on such a crucial life decision.
Behind the Mommy Makeover’s Increased Popularity
Social media has helped bring the many benefits of mommy makeovers to the cultural forefront, with both surgeons and patients alike sharing their mommy makeover experiences online. Additionally, recent advancements in the field of cosmetic surgery have made the procedures included in a mommy makeover safer and easier than ever, with patients enjoying recoveries that are both more rapid and less physically taxing.
Mommy Makeover Consultation – Macomb County
Macomb County board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Ali believes that an educated and informed patient is the happiest and most satisfied patient. He has performed hundreds of mommy makeovers with stunning results, giving mommies their pre-baby bodies back.
He will take the time to answer your questions, explain your options and help you choose the procedures that are right for you at this stage in your life. And if a mommy makeover isn’t’ quite right at this point in time, he can also help you look younger, thinner, more refresh and more attractive with a variety of other surgical and nonsurgical cosmetic procedures.