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Understanding Mommy Makeover Candidacy: Is it Right for You?

Published on March 15, 2024

At the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale, we understand the unique journey of motherhood and the physical changes it brings. That’s why we offer the mommy makeover, a personalized surgical solution designed to address those post-pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding changes. Dr. Sumer Daiza is dedicated to crafting treatment plans that cater to your individual needs and aspirations. If you’re thinking about a mommy makeover, let’s talk about candidacy criteria and ensure your expectations are met every step of the way.

Common Surgeries Performed During Mommy Makeovers

Here are some of the most common surgeries included in a Mommy Makeover, each tailored to meet the individual’s specific needs and goals:

  1. Breast Augmentation – To enhance the size and shape of the breasts, often desired after pregnancy and breastfeeding, has led to volume loss or a change in breast size.
  2. Breast Lift (Mastopexy) – To address sagging and improve the contour of the breasts. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose their elasticity and firmness, leading to a droopy appearance.
  3. Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – To remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen and restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles, creating a smoother and firmer abdominal profile.
  4. Liposuction – To eliminate stubborn fat deposits in various parts of the body that are resistant to diet and exercise. Common areas include the abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.

The combination of procedures in a mommy makeover is highly personalized. During the consultation process, the surgeon will assess your body, listen to your concerns, and discuss your aesthetic goals to recommend the best combination of procedures to achieve your desired outcome.

What Makes You An Ideal Candidate?

Assessing candidacy for a Mommy Makeover is a critical step in ensuring that the procedure aligns with the individual’s health status, lifestyle, and aesthetic goals. Here’s a closer look at the key factors that determine a good candidate for this transformative procedure:

Physical Health – Good overall health is crucial for minimizing surgical risks and promoting a smooth recovery. Candidates should not have any chronic medical conditions that could impair healing or increase the risk of complications during or after surgery.

Stable Weight – Being at or near your ideal weight is important because significant weight fluctuations can negatively impact the results of the makeover. Weight gain or loss after the procedure can alter the appearance and longevity of the surgical outcomes.

Completed Childbearing – Future pregnancies can reverse the effects of the Mommy Makeover by stretching the skin and altering the body’s contours. For lasting results, it’s recommended to undergo this procedure once you’ve decided not to have more children.

Realistic Expectations – Understanding the capabilities and limitations of a Mommy Makeover is essential for patient satisfaction. While the procedure can significantly improve your appearance, it’s important to have realistic expectations about the outcomes.

Recovery Time – A Mommy Makeover typically involves multiple procedures that require a dedicated recovery period. Adequate recovery time is essential for healing and achieving optimal results.

Being an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover means meeting several criteria that ensure the procedure is safe, effective, and aligned with your personal goals. By carefully considering these factors and discussing them with Dr. Daiza, you can make an informed decision about whether a Mommy Makeover is right for you and take the first step towards regaining confidence in your post-pregnancy body.

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Whether you’re looking to enhance your breasts, flatten your abdomen, or remove stubborn fat deposits, the Plastic Surgery Center of Scottsdale offers a range of procedures to address various aspects of post-pregnancy body changes.