Are Moms the Only Candidates for a Mommy Makeover?

Published on June 30, 2021
By Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana

A mommy makeover isn't a single surgery. Instead, it's a combination of different procedures that can be done at the same time. A mommy makeover generally benefits women who are done with their childbearing days and wish to regain the smooth, well-toned body they used to have before pregnancy. A mommy makeover is an excellent option for those who want to achieve a trimmed body. The word “mommy” in the name does not mean you have to be a mother to be eligible for this type of transformation. All sorts of women (and even men) from all walks of life can enjoy the procedures involved in a mommy makeover. 


What Does It Include?


For a comprehensive result, your plastic surgeon can help you mix and match different sculpting and contouring techniques for your dream body. Here are some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover:


  • Breast Lift. Childbirth, aging, and fluctuations in weight can lead to loss of breast volume. This, in turn, results in breast ptosis or drooping. A breast lift can help correct this issue by removing excess skin and tissue from the breasts. This procedure aims to make the breasts look more youthful and perky.


  • Breast Augmentation. This surgical procedure is for anyone who wants to have bigger breasts. Your surgeon will consider a few important aspects of the operation. These include incision, implant placement, size, shape, and type, and the risks associated with breast augmentation. 


  • Abdominoplasty. More commonly known as a tummy tuck, this procedure is beneficial for mothers who already had many pregnancies. It's designed to tighten the muscles in the abdomen and remove excess skin. A tummy tuck is also an excellent option for men and women alike who were once overweight or obese and struggle with loose, sagging skin around their belly. 


  • Vaginal Rejuvenation. This is a term commonly used for essentially any procedure that alters the vaginal anatomy. For women who want to reverse the changes caused by age and childbirth, vaginal rejuvenation could be a great solution. It can tighten the vagina, address vaginal dryness, stop incontinence, and more. 


Are You a Good Candidate?


A mommy makeover is considered major surgery. So, it may be right for you if you're in good general health. Having good health lowers your risk of complications and gives you faster recovery and a better healing experience. Additionally, this procedure may also be suitable for you if you achieved a stable body weight. A mommy makeover is best for those who tried diet and exercise but now need additional help to achieve their desired outcome. You must also have no plans of getting pregnant at any point in the future. Nothing in a mommy makeover will keep you from getting pregnant, but experts highly recommend that you only consider this option if you're finished having children. Any pregnancy in the future will reverse the dramatic results you will have gained from a mommy makeover. You may also be a good candidate if you are physically, mentally, and financially prepared for the procedures involved to achieve the transformation you're seeking for. 


Are you wondering whether a mommy makeover is for you or not? Speak with our board-certified plastic surgeons at the Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery of Acadiana. Call our office today in Lafayette, Louisiana, at (337) 221-9855. to schedule your consultation.