Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

That little bundle of joy is the love of your life, but you still can’t help lamenting the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding had on your body. What if there’s a way to have the best of both worlds — a wonderful family and your pre-baby body back? Well, there is with the mommy makeover.

Dr. Thomas McHugh of McHugh Plastic Surgery is proud to offer women the chance to reclaim their bodies after childbirth through our mommy makeover services.

To determine whether you’re a candidate for a mommy makeover, read on.

Mommy makeovers at a glance

The first thing to understand about a mommy makeover is that we tailor the procedure to your unique needs. 

In general, a mommy makeover can include one or more of the following:

The reason this list is so varied is that pregnancy and breastfeeding affect women in widely different ways. For example, many women develop sagging, shapeless breasts after breastfeeding, so they opt for either a breast lift or breast augmentation (or both).

Other women, however, are left with breasts that are too large and they feel uncomfortable, which is why a breast reduction can be one aspect of a mommy makeover.

Let’s also look at your belly, which bears the brunt of your pregnancy. Some women struggle with losing the weight they gained during pregnancy, in which case liposuction may be the right approach. 

In other cases, your weight may rebound, but your skin was stretched beyond its ability to bounce back, leaving you with loose skin. To tackle this problem, we offer a tummy tuck.

Often, women opt for a combination of a tummy tuck and liposuction.

Are you a candidate for a mommy makeover?

Undergoing plastic surgery is a very personal decision, but there are some factors we can put forth from our side.

To start, we only recommend a mommy makeover if you know you’re done having children. One of the fastest ways to undo our work is by getting pregnant again. So, if you’re considering a mommy makeover, be sure that your pregnancy and childbearing days are over.

Second, we want to ensure that you’re in good health. A mommy makeover involves surgery, so we want to be sure that you don’t have any medical conditions that can lead to complications.

Another point to consider is whether you and your children are ready. If you still have toddlers, you may want to put off your mommy makeover until you can be less hands-on. To give you an idea about what we’re talking about, imagine that we perform a breast lift, but your child is still in that stage where they want to be picked up and held against your chest.

Lastly, we recommend that you have a good support system in place. A mommy makeover often involves several procedures, though we try to combine procedures where we can. This means that you’ll need a little extra help during your recovery periods.

If you have more questions about whether a mommy makeover is right for you, please contact our office in The Woodlands, Texas, to set up a consultation.

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