What Is Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover is a combination of two or more procedures to achieve the physical goals of the patient after having children. Mommy makeover typically includes tummy tuck surgery and a breast procedure.
The great thing about mommy makeovers is that each one is tailored to the unique needs of the patient. Most mommy makeovers are completed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. The recovery time will vary by patient and by the procedures involved.
What Are the Psychological Benefits of Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover can do more than just improve a woman’s physical appearance. It can also improve her psychological state. While results vary from patient to patient, mommy makeover can have a number of potential psychological benefits including those discussed below.
Improved Body Image
Your body image is the combination of thoughts and feelings that you have about yourself. These thoughts and feelings can go on a rollercoaster during and after pregnancy. Mommy makeover, focused on your areas of concern, can greatly influence your body image.
Improved Sense of Self
When your body transforms during pregnancy, you may feel like an entirely new person. For some women, that is a person that they no longer recognize. After mommy makeover, you may have an improved sense of self.
Improved Feelings of Control
There is a lot outside of your control during and after pregnancy, including how your body changes. Mommy makeover puts you in control of your body and its changes. This can have many healthy psychological benefits.
Improved Sex Drive
How you feel impacts your sex drive. If you don’t feel confident or comfortable in your body, that can impact your feelings towards your partner and about sex. Improving how you feel about your body can improve how you feel about sex.
Schedule a Consultation
The only way to know if mommy makeover is right for you is to schedule a consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon. The surgeons at Atlanta Plastic & Reconstructive Specialists have years of experience helping women meet their goals with mommy makeover. Please call our Northside office at (404) 255-2975 or Piedmont West office at (404) 343-0897 to schedule a consultation.