Mommy Makeover

The Ultimate Guide to Mommy Makeover

Busy moms are getting their pre-pregnancy bodies back in shape in one session with a mommy makeover abroad.

The mommy makeover addresses the effects pregnancy has on tummies, breasts, legs, and other areas in one session of surgery that is usually a combination of:

• Breast enhancement – Lift, Augmentation
• Tummy tuck
• Liposuction

The biggest post-pregnancy changes occur in the tummy and breast areas, and a mommy makeover is a great way to take care of these problems with one operation and, importantly, only one recovery time.

Am I suitable for a mommy makeover?

If you are fed-up with stretch marks, a sagging tummy and pockets of fat on your abdomen, waist, thighs or arms which do not improve with diet and exercise, or the shape and size of your breasts have changed for the worst then a mommy makeover could be for you.

You are likely to be a good candidate for the procedure if you are in good general health and have realistic expectations and a positive attitude.

Anything I should do before and after mommy makeover surgery to speed recovery?

You will need to follow the pre and post mommy makeover surgery advice from your surgeon as the surgery will take several hours and place heavy demands on your body for healing.

• If you have been asked to reach a target weight make sure you do it at least a month before surgery
• Exercise daily
• Eat a healthy diet as the nutrients will help with recovery
• Stop smoking as smoking may cause complications
• Don’t take aspirin or other drugs/medicines that increase bleeding.

After mommy makeover surgery you will need to arrange a support system that will be essential to your recovery. Driving, lifting, cleaning and laundry are prohibited and if you have children less than 5 you will need someone else to look after them for at least 2 weeks.

What's involved in the Mommy Makeover Procedure?

The mommy makeover procedure does vary from patient to patient depending on what areas of the body they want to improve.

For further information visit the sections on specific procedures, including liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift and breast reduction.

What's the recovery time for a Mommy Makeover?

The benefit of having the procedures together is that you will have only one recovery time. Adversely you have multiple operations to recover from. The first week will be the worst and you will still not be up to much even 2 or 3 weeks later, bur after that you should be improved greatly.

Full recovery usually takes around 6 weeks and so you won’t be able to do any heavy lifting (even picking up children) until then.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

It depends on which elements of surgery you have to make up your mommy makeover package, as well as where you go.  In the United States the cost may well be $15,000 upwards, compared to an average of $7,500 in Mexico.

What about the quality of getting a mommy makeover abroad?

Many doctors who perform surgery on international clientele (or medical tourists as they are sometimes known), tend to have excellent qualifications and track records. They are used to treating patients from abroad, and many are aware that if they provide sub-standard services then word would soon get round and patients would stop coming. It is in their interests to provide high-quality services and customer satisfaction.

We advise everyone to do a little research on their prospective clinic or surgeon, as we do At Medical Departures. As well as checking out mommy makeover reviews from former patients, we pre-screen out doctors and clinics, verifying professional accreditation and members and doing criminal and legal checks.

If you’re doctors credentials stack-up then you are well on the way to finding yourself a reliable surgeon for your mommy makeover.