Are All the Procedures of a Mommy Makeover Done at Once?
A mommy makeover is one of the most popular aesthetic plastic surgery procedures that Houston women undergo. During this procedure, women typically get a tummy tuck, a breast augmentation, sometimes with a breast lift, as well as liposuction of their problem areas. The fact that a mommy makeover combines three to four plastic surgeries into one procedure often has many Houston women asking, “Is everything done at once?”
A Mommy Makeover is a Routine, Safe Procedure.
If you’re considering getting a mommy makeover – a procedure in which multiple body shaping and re-sculpting surgeries that address the abdomen, breasts and other problem areas are performed all at once – it’s important to remember that it is a routine and safe surgery. In fact, in their Houston practice, Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig have performed hundreds of mommy makeovers. Popular among Houston women who are done having children, the goal of a mommy makeover is to repair the body from the childbearing and breastfeeding years and provide it with a more sculpted, youthful look.
A Mommy Makeover Addresses Multiple Issues.
The three to four surgical procedures included in a mommy makeover address a variety of issues for Houston women’s bodies
Often known as a solution for getting a tighter abdomen, a tummy tuck does more than just rid a Houston woman’s body of loose and sagging abdominal skin. Often, women who have bore children end up with diastasis recti, or separated abdominal muscles, which cause the belly to protrude, no matter how well you diet and exercise. During a tummy tuck, these abdominal muscles can be stitched back together, providing you with a flatter abdomen and a shape more reminiscent of your pre-pregnancy body.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause Houston women to lose volume in their breasts, making them incapable of filling in their pre-pregnancy bras and clothing, and left with a body that feels unrecognizable. For this reason, many mommy makeover patients choose to get a breast augmentation to restore their breasts to their former fullness. Some mommy makeover patients even take the opportunity to adjust their silhouette to a size they’ve always desired, but never had naturally.
Not only does pregnancy and breastfeeding affect breast volume, but they can also cause breasts to sag. With a breast lift, excess skin is extracted and tightened, bringing the breast back up to a more youthful position.
Many postpartum women have a difficult time attaining their pre-pregnancy weight. No matter how hard they diet and exercise, they are left with stubborn fatty deposits that just won’t go away. Liposuction, which removes about 4lbs of fat per session, is the perfect solution for these women who have just a few areas of fat to shed.
Are You a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Many Houston women who have had children in the past visit Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig to ask if they are good candidates for a mommy makeover procedure. Typically, the answer is “Yes” if you meet all of the following requirements:
- You are in good general health;
- You are a non-smoker, or promise to quit smoking 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after your mommy makeover to make both the procedure and the recovery process safer and smoother;
- You are at or close to your ideal weight;
- You are in good psychological health and have realistic expectations for your procedure; and
- You are done having children and have a birth control plan in place to prevent future pregnancies, as getting pregnant after having a mommy makeover can significantly impact your results.
Are You Interested in a Mommy Makeover?
If you’re ready to join the ranks of Houston women who have trusted Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig to help them reclaim their pre-pregnancy bodies, then it’s time that you come in for a consultation. Schedule your initial visit today by calling (713) 346-9909.