Posted September 08, 2023 in Mommy Makeover
When you consider plastic surgery, it only makes sense that you would want to know how long you can expect to enjoy the results. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Green is pleased to report that his mommy makeover patients can enjoy their results for a long time. Read on to find out the approximate duration of the cosmetic improvements commonly achieved with mommy makeover.
Body Contouring Surgeries
Although every mommy makeover plan is customized to the goals of the patient, most likely your surgery will include at least one body contouring procedure. Tummy tuck, which removes loose skin around your stomach that stretched during pregnancy and reattaches abdominal muscles that shifted out of place, is especially popular. So is liposuction, which can eliminate extra stubborn, excess fat cells from around your midsection or other problem areas.
Fortunately, it is possible for both procedures to last a lifetime. The key to maintaining results indefinitely is to keep your weight steady. Your newly tightened stomach skin should hold its new size as long as the stomach does not expand again through weight gain. Plus, all fat cells eliminated with liposuction are gone forever. Just be aware that liposuction does not prevent you from gaining weight in other areas of your body.
While the aging process is likely to create a slower metabolism and some skin laxity, you should maintain a nicer figure than if you had never had surgery at all.
Two other surgeries that are frequently incorporated into mommy makeover are breast augmentation and breast lift. Breast augmentation inserts breast implants (either saline or silicone) in the breasts to add volume. Breast lift, or mastopexy, raises the position of the breasts to counteract sagging, which is common after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Breast procedures may be long-lasting, but they are not meant to last forever. Most breast implants can remain safely in your chest for 10 to 20 years before removing (with the option of replacing them) becomes necessary. Breast lift is usually effective for about 10 years until signs of aging become visible again. If you are still a good candidate for surgery, you may elect to have breast lift again in the future.
Pregnancy Dramatically Affects Your Results
Mommy makeover is a great way to improve your post-pregnancy body. However, if you have another child after mommy makeover, many of the positive results you achieved with surgery will be undone. Since pregnancy stretches your abdominal and breast skin, you can expect droopiness in these areas again. Hence, Dr. Green strongly recommends that you wait to have mommy makeover until after your family is complete.
Learn More About Mommy Makeover
If you are interested in upgrading your contours with mommy makeover, visit Dr. Green, Sacramento’s top plastic surgeon, to devise a customized treatment plan that feels right for you. In his experienced hands, you can rest assured that your new figure will boost your confidence for many years to come. Request a consultation today!