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Mommy Makeovers: Giving Mothers their Bodies Back

“Mommy Makers”is a surgical procedure that allows new mothers to achieve the body they once had before child birth. After carrying a child for nine months, the changes in women’s bodies aren’t able to recover naturally despite dedication to diet plans, gym memberships, trainers, and additional supplements.The procedure helps women reach the confidence and comfort level they desire when they hit a plateau and do not see any more results. The Mommy Makeovertargets the excess fat and the outstretched skin post birth.

The surgical procedure includes a combination of the following:

  • Liposuction
  • Breast lift (optional augmentation)
  • Breast reduction
  • Abdominoplasty or Mini-abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”)

Following childbirth, the breasts undergo sagging and deflation, and the abdomen is left with excess skin and stretch marks. The procedure revitalizes the breasts and abdomen while targeting other parts of the body with liposuction. The breasts are lifted and can receive implants if there is any loss in volume, or they can be reduced if their size cause any discomfort. The abdomen is tightened to strengthen and narrow the midsection and waist, and the excess skin with stretch marks is removed. Liposuction is an easy process that can smoothen out the body and get rid of the stubborn pockets of fat. All of these options are covered during preoperative consultations, so women have the choice with what they want their body to look like.

Merely thinking of the procedures can be discouraging.However, patients are able to go home the same day, and the time span for recovery is an average of one week to a month. If patients are worried about scaring, your surgeon will instruct you how you can minimize the scars and have them fade in time. Their goal is to make sure you have as little scarring as possible. Women also question whether they will be able to have more children without ruining their new body, and the answer is yes, but women are advised to wait before getting pregnant again. More procedures can be done after the next pregnancy, but they may not have the same results specifically in the abdomen due to additional stretching of the skin.

It’s great to keep exercising and maintain a healthy habit after giving birth to a child, but there may be no other way for a woman to completely go back to what she looked like. Many mothers feel an improvement in not just their looks but their attitude. The Mommy Makeover is a safe and efficient option for women who not only have a new child to love but a new body that give women a positive perception of themselves. Mothers should never have to worry about their bodies when they already are focusing on raising a child. It’s a reward to be as happy with yourself as your child makes you.



Design of the Georgetown University Medical Study on Perceived Beauty

Many plastic surgeons have boasted the results of the benefits of facial plastic surgery. However, for a time it lacked the scientific backing from periodicals. This past April, JAMA Facial Plastic Surgerypublished a study which examined the perception of patients by their peers post-operation.

The study was performed at Georgetown University Medical Center. The objective was to introduce the term of facial profiling to the surgical community while quantifying the changes in social perception. Previous studies had only looked at youthfulness.

  • Waist
  • Back
  • Thighs
  • Inner-knee
  • Hips
  • Calves

There were 30 photos of preoperative and 30 of postoperative. Photos were divided into 5 groups. No single subjects photo was placed in the same group to avoid recall bias. At least 24 individuals ranked the photos based on aggressiveness, likability, trustworthiness, social skills and risk seeking.