What is a Mommy Makeover?
It is a series of invasive and non-invasive treatments for the body and face of women, who face problems in their physical presence, usually after the period of pregnancy and breastfeeding. However, more and more women are going through a Mommy Makeover to correct their imperfections. Weight gain, stretch marks, wrinkles, locally stored fat and muscle relaxation are factors that negatively affect mood and psyche. Therefore, when intense diet and exercise do not work, then Mommy Makeover is the effective alternative.
Specifically, a Mommy Makeover may include:
- Treatment with botulinum toxin
- Hyaluronic Acid
- Thread lift
- Skin Booster
- Eyelid surgery
- Breast lift (Mastopexy)
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
Not all the treatments and surgeries listed have to be performed. Each operation is fully individualized to the needs and expectations of the candidate, so that the result is more complete.
- Who is it for?
There is no age limit for Mommy Makeover. It is usually aimed at women who enjoy good general health and want to return to their formerly well-shaped body and gain a more attractive appearance after a pregnancy, breastfeeding or poor diet. It needs to be pointed out that it is not recommended for women who are going to get pregnant again, because it is possible that the aesthetic effect of the operations be reversed. The skin, underlying tissues and abdominal muscles are stretched to safely accommodate the developing baby and do not always return to the previous state.
- The first visit to the doctor’s office
The first meeting with a Plastic Surgeon aims to explore the realistic expectations and motivations of the candidate because only then will the options and the set of surgeries and treatments that need to be performed be properly analyzed and evaluated. As this is a set of body and face surgeries, other sessions with the Plastic Surgeon will be held to clarify in more detail the complications, the expected results, the prospect of more than one surgery, the recovery rate and the duration of postoperative care. The primary concern is the safety of the candidate.
- The invasive and non-invasive treatments of Mommy Makeover
Botulinum toxin treatment (Botox)
The injection of botulinum toxin, also known as BOTOX, inhibits the continuous contraction of muscles that triggers the formation of wrinkles in the skin. This way the expression wrinkles are reduced or softened, and the face looks more relaxed and radiant. The treatment can be applied both to the wider area of the face and to the neck by making local injections of the protein contained.
Hyaluronic acid is a hydrophilic protein that is used either as a filler or as a mesotherapy for the smoothing of the face and neck area, contributing significantly to the hydration of the skin, its elasticity and the production of collagen, as well as to the swelling of certain areas that indicate tissue atrophy or asymmetry. It is applied topically by injecting the material.
A thread lift is an alternative method of combating the fall and sagging of the special anatomical elements of the face and neck compared to invasive methods. That is, this treatment can be performed by all those who do not wish to undergo surgery and wish to obtain an equally satisfactory result that will give them radiance and vitality.
A Skin Booster is an injectable skin rejuvenation technique that contains mainly hyaluronic acid and is injected under the skin, in the dermis. Cells through hyaluronic acid absorb more moisture, the skin is hydrated from within and collagen production is increased.
A facelift corrects any deformity and natural marks on the face, due to the normal wear and tear caused by time, such as sagging skin and wrinkles. It can be achieved with different techniques depending on the needs of each case. In general, each facelift involves making some incisions in the scalp, the pre-auricular area and back of the ears, so that they are not visible and help lift the skin and tighten the underlying tissues and muscles, allowing a younger look shape.
Through eyelid surgery the reduction of excess skin on the upper or lower eyelids is achieved with or without fat removal. As the eyes are the most expressive element in a face, skin sagging, as well as the “bags” that form around the eyelids, due to the localized fat, are two elements that age up an individual. The incisions are made in the natural crease of the upper eyelid and below the lashes on the lower eyelid in a pre-existing wrinkle so that they are not visible to the naked eye. The goal is for the eyelids to be in harmony with the rest of the anatomical structures of the face.
Otoplasty is a routine operation that aims to restore any deformity or deformity observed in the infrastructure of the ear and specifically in the areas of the helix, antihelix and lobe without affecting the sense of hearing. In a short time, the difference with the previous situation is obvious. The ears are well formed and in perfect harmony with the rest of the facial features and the head. The result looks natural and is permanent.
Abdominoplasty corrects the imperfections that exist in the abdomen area by removing the stored fat and excess skin, toning the muscles that have relaxed and softening the stretch marks that have been created after a sudden increase or loss of body weight. Although it is a complex operation, it promises a harmonious result worthy of the expectations of each candidate. The change in the abdomen is noticeable and in just a few months it becomes visible. Now the belly is flat and gives a youthful note to the overall look.
Liposuction is a method of losing local fat and improving body symmetry. The fat cells are removed on the condition that they will not regenerate, and the contour of the body is sculpted offering a renewed image. Two small holes are made through which a special thin cannula with a diameter of 2-5 mm passes, which is connected to a silicone tube in order to make the homogeneous suction of fat cells. Liposuction can be done on the thighs, buttocks, abdomen, hips, calves, neck, arms and waist. The results are spectacular and permanent, if combined with exercise and a balanced diet.
Breast lift (Mastopexy)
The breast lift, otherwise known as mastopexy, is the cosmetic surgery that combats the ptosis of a woman’s breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, menopause, severe fluctuations in body weight and sagging skin while restoring the position of the nipple. After the excess skin is removed and the nipple is repositioned, the skin is stretched and sutured to complete the overall regeneration. The breast is firm, erect and in its normal position.
Breast augmentation is performed to give volume to a woman’s breast by making a small incision, usually along the inframammary fold. It is essentially the insertion of implants inside the breasts that help increase the size and improve the shape. Breast augmentation is no longer under social scrutiny and any woman who wants to improve her image can do so without it being socially harmful. It is a proven surgical method that promises patient safety and the success of the operation.
Breast reduction is a surgical method that has an aesthetic and restorative character, as it relieves women of the large size of the breast and the volume they carry. It essentially removes part of the stored fat and the mammary gland and the excess skin, so that the breast is smaller and lighter. For best results it is combined with a simultaneous breast lift. Reducing breast volume offers relief, euphoria and confidence to those women who suffer from oversized breasts.
- Is it dangerous to perform multiple operations at the same time?
With the modernization of the methods and tools of Aesthetic Plastic surgery, the candidate does not need to feel fear. After all, in case the number of surgeries is large, the Plastic Surgeon himself must inform the candidate that he will perform the surgeries in the long run for their safety and for the best performance of the Plastic Surgeon himself and his team.
- After surgery
Recovery and healing time cannot be determined. It depends on the total of the operations that will be performed and the degree of response of the patient’s body. After the surgery, some analgesic drugs and antibiotics will be given to help the patient cope in case they feel pain and to recover faster. It is necessary for the patient to follow all the medical instructions given to them by the Plastic Surgeon to avoid any complication.
The results are impressive. Every defect or deformity has been restored and all the anatomical elements of the body and face are in perfect symmetry. Now the candidate can enjoy her renewed appearance and put aside the negative thoughts that occupied her. But to maintain the aesthetic effect, it needs to be accompanied by good nutrition and exercise. This will reduce large fluctuations in body weight.