Life events like aging, pregnancy, nursing, and weight fluctuations affect various parts of the body to different degrees. For this reason, it takes a customized approach to address them all. Many women do this via a Mommy Makeover, the perfect combination of breast and body procedures for their body type, lifestyle, and desired changes. The Mommy Makeover process has been popular for many years. Here, we point out some of the reasons why we expect this to continue.
Total Body Contouring
The ultimate goal that many patients have when they seek breast or body plastic surgery procedures is to have a sense of completeness and cohesion. When there are multiple areas of concern, a combination of procedures makes the most sense. The Mommy Makeover provides more comprehensive and dramatic results that expand beyond one area. By combining techniques like liposuction, breast augmentation or lift, and abdominoplasty, the Mommy Makeover can achieve total body contouring.
Better Body Proportions
The artistic sculpting of the midsection, thighs, hips, buttocks, and breasts achieves nuanced improvements across adjacent areas. The Mommy Makeover doesn’t just reshape or refine the breasts, it also enhances their appearance by slimming and tightening the adjacent midsection area. As a result, the body is restored to its ideal proportions.
Combining Surgeries can Save Money
The Mommy Makeover is a longer procedure than, say, breast augmentation alone. That said, there is one session in the operating room and recovery center. There is one anesthesiologist and only one fee associated with that aspect of surgery. So, while patients pay more at one time when they have a Mommy Makeover customized for their bodies, they pay less than they would if they scheduled out each procedure to be done independently of the others.
Combining Surgeries can Save Time
Just as the surgical time is increased, so may be the recovery period after a Mommy Makeover. This is largely dependent on the procedures a patient has done. Patients who have liposuction and breast surgery may need only two weeks of downtime before they resume most normal activities (strenuous exercise is excluded from this). Patients who have abdominoplasty may need about two weeks just to stand upright. Keep in mind, this does not indicate pain, just a sense of tightness. By combining procedures, patients heal from all surgeries during the same general recovery period, not as separate time-outs from life. In that way, the Mommy Makeover lets patients get back to living their best lives faster and with more enthusiasm and confidence.
Learn more about combination breast and body procedures. Contact us at 305.279.4700 to schedule your consultation at our Miami plastic surgery office.