Pregnancy can take a toll on a woman's body, causing many women to turn to plastic surgeons in hopes of regaining their pre-pregnancy figure. The mommy makeover is customized to meet each woman’s specific needs, typically combining both a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation, with or without a breast lift and possibly other procedures as well. How do you know if you need just a tummy tuck, or a full mommy makeover? Here are a few questions that can help you decide.
1. Is Your Tummy Your Main Concern?
After stretching and growing during pregnancy, the tummy often takes on a loose, flabby appearance due to lax abdominal muscles and excess skin. If your tummy is the one part of your body that you're not happy with as a result of pregnancy, a tummy tuck may be all that's needed for you to love your figure again. This procedure involves the removal of excess skin and the tightening of underlying muscles and results in a smoother, tighter midsection.
2. Have Your Breasts Lost Fullness after Pregnancy?
After pregnancy and nursing, women sometimes find that their breasts take on a saggy, deflated appearance. Breast implants, a breast lift or a combination of the two can create full, youthful-looking breasts to help new moms feel sexy and confident again.
3. Are You at Your Target Weight But Still Have Excess Belly Skin?
If you're at a healthy weight but are still frustrated with excess skin on your stomach, a tummy tuck can create a slim and tight tummy reminiscent of your pre-baby years. Women with excess baby weight to lose should reach their target weight before having a tummy tuck to ensure they'll be satisfied with their surgery's results.