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A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures to help mothers restore the shape and appearance of their bodies, recapturing how they looked prior to having a baby. The goal is to make women regain confidence in their looks and feel younger and happier as they bring up their child.
This series of surgeries is meant to regain desired contours in areas affected by pregnancy and child birth, from the breast and abdomen areas to the thighs and hips. The usual first procedure is the tummy tuck, helping a mother get rid of stretched skin after she gives birth. A tummy tuck is often followed by breast augmentation or a breast lift. In most cases, both surgeries are performed as part of a single-stage procedure.
The techniques used for a mommy makeover varies from surgeon to surgeon, but important factors in identifying the best include the mommy’s desired type of implant, the placement of the incisions, and the amount of restoration she expects.
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The procedures in a mommy makeover usually entail a breast lift or breast augmentation, buttocks enhancement, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. Good candidates are those near their ideal body weight, are in good medical health, and are finished with with childbearing. Recovery and healing will take several weeks, and patients are expected to abide by the instructions of the plastic surgeons and attend scheduled follow-up visits.
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