Am I a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Mother holding child after mommy makeover

If you’re unhappy with changes to your body following pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, you’re likely a good candidate for a mommy makeover. The customized collection of procedures can restore your breasts, abdomen, vaginal region, and body fat to their pre-pregnancy appearance.

At Farris Plastic Surgery, double-board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zachary Farris has more than 15 years of experience helping his Dallas patients attain the bodies they desire. During your consultation, Dr. Farris will discuss your goals, needs, and concerns to help determine if you’re a candidate for the procedure. This blog breaks down the criteria that could make you a good fit for a mommy makeover.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding aspects of your life. It can also be one of the most demanding. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can change your body in numerous ways.

If you’re busy raising your child, you may not have the time to diet and exercise as much as you’d like. Even if you can hit the gym, working out alone may not be enough to restore your pre-pregnancy body. That’s where a mommy makeover comes in. As a set of procedures customized to your unique needs and body, a mommy makeover can address the specific changes to your body.

Common Bodily Changes After Pregnancy

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can affect your body in numerous ways. Many women experience changes that include:

  • Loss of breast volume
  • Sagging breasts
  • Stretch marks
  • Damaged abdominal muscles
  • Loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal region
  • Stubborn fat deposits that won’t go away with diet and exercise

How Do I Know if I’m a Mommy Makeover Candidate?

If you experience any of the following issues, a mommy makeover may be a good fit for you:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Deflated or asymmetrical breasts
  • Enlarged areolas
  • Diet-and-exercise-resistant fat deposits in your abdomen, hips, back, thighs, or arms
  • Stretch marks on your breasts and stomach
  • Stretched or torn abdominal muscles
  • Loose, hanging skin in your abdominal region
  • Visible C-section scars

A mommy makeover could address all of these issues. Additionally, these factors could further influence your candidacy for the procedure:

  • You should wait to undergo a mommy makeover until you’re finished having children. A mommy makeover will not affect your ability to have more kids, but the physical changes of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can negatively impact your results.
  • If you smoke, you should be prepared to quit smoking before surgery and throughout your recovery. Smoking can hinder your healing process.
  • Furthermore, you should be in good overall health, eat a healthy and balanced diet, and exercise regularly to maximize the appearance and longevity of your results.

What Procedures Can I Get as Part of a Mommy Makeover?

Your mommy makeover will be customized to fit your unique body and its unique needs. The procedures that most commonly comprise a mommy makeover are:

  • Breast augmentation: This can help restore lost breast volume and help you attain a more attractive, symmetrical breast shape.
  • Breast lift: If your breasts are sagging and drooping, a breast lift can give them a perkier appearance.
  • Breast reduction: If your breasts are still enlarged after breastfeeding, a breast reduction can give you a more proportional breast size.
  • Liposuction: If you have excess deposits of fat that diet and exercise won’t eliminate, liposuction can remove those to give you a more toned body contour.
  • Tummy tuck: This procedure can remove excess, loose skin around your abdomen, repair damaged abdominal muscles, improve the appearance of stretch marks, and remove C-section scars.
  • Arm lift: This can remove excess skin from your upper arms.
  • Labiaplasty: This procedure can reduce the size of your labia to improve your comfort during sex and while wearing tight clothing.

Contact Our Dallas Plastic Surgeon Today

Dr. Farris is dedicated to helping his patients achieve the bodies they’ve always wanted. If you are unhappy with changes to your body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, Dr. Farris will listen to your needs and craft a treatment plan to deliver the results you want.

Dr. Farris serves Dallas, Fort Worth, and nearby areas of Texas. Call 214-363-1073 today to schedule a consultation.

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