What is a mommy makeover?

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After pregnancy, the body undergoes severe changes, so many women resort to cosmetic surgery to improve their image. Today we talk about What is a mommy makeover?. Maybe when you hear the name you don't know what it is, but you will be interested to know more.

What should you know before a mommy makeover?

Although a mommy makeover can have incredible results, it is a complex process and recovery is not easy. Therefore, patients should be aware of what undergoing these surgeries means.  

Read on for everything you need to know before getting a mommy makeover.

Loss of sensibility

After surgery there may be a feeling of numbness in the area of the surgery, especially the abdomen. This is because the nerve endings of the skin have been affected and there is also swelling.

It can last for months, in some cases exceeding one year. This is a normal period, which requires patience for the swelling to go down and the nerve endings to regenerate. In this way, sensitivity is recovered.

Walking and standing up: A difficult task

Lying down, getting up, sitting and walking are actions we do every day without effort. However, after a mommy makeover surgery it will be difficult and painful.

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It is advisable to walk for a few minutes every two hours. Consider using a walker or cane, these accessories will give you extra support and help you do it without straining yourself. And, for sleeping or taking a break, a reclining chair would be an excellent option.

Your breasts will change

If you look in the mirror after breast augmentation surgery with breast implants, you will see them swollen, tight and in a very high position on your chest. But, don't worry, they won't look like that forever.

You should know that this is a normal process that may take a few months, during which time the swelling will subside and the breasts will begin to take on a more natural shape.

It is also possible that with pregnancy and breastfeeding the breasts become saggy and droopy. The best mastopexy surgeon in Madrid Spain can bring them to a more natural position.

Cesarean section scar

For those women who brought their babies into the world by cesarean section, the scar is an imprint that they always carry with them. In the case of a mommy makeover, the surgeon may make the incision just below the scar and it will disappear, but it will be replaced by a larger mark left by the abdominoplasty.

You will need compression garments

Compression garments are used after plastic surgery to control swelling, minimize fluid retention and aid in better local lymphatic drainage.

Wearing the compression garments recommended by the surgeon can make a big difference in the outcome of the procedure compared to not wearing them.

No more children

It is not that your body is not fit to have more children. We refer to not having more children because getting pregnant again will cause the results obtained with abdominoplasty Madrid Spain to be lost.

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Remember that a mommy makeover means, in addition to an investment of money, a sacrifice by enduring a somewhat difficult recovery period.

Therefore, it is advisable to make this decision when you have no further plans for pregnancy.

If, in addition, you want to refine your face, you can have a bichectomy Madrid Spain.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a set of surgical procedures performed at the same time to restore the figure after childbearing. Or to eliminate the unwanted effects on a woman's body after pregnancy.

It has become very popular in recent years, as several areas of the body can be corrected in the same surgery.

As we know, after pregnancy a woman's body can recover naturally. But it may also need some extra help, which in this case is known as a mommy makeover.

This procedure used to include a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast augmentation or breast lift. But now patients are looking for more than this and may request vaginal rejuvenation or labiaplasty, fat transfer to the breasts, and buttock and thigh lifts. 

Abdominoplasty removes sagging skin and excess skin. It can also help reduce stretch marks and give you a flatter abdomen.

Whether you breastfeed your baby or not, breasts change after pregnancy. In a mommy makeover you will have the option of getting silicone implants, lifting the breasts, removing excess skin and tightening for firmer breasts.

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In the event that your breasts have increased in size and you do not feel comfortable, you also have the alternative of requesting a breast reduction.

Liposuction allows you to remove all the excess fat in specific areas of the body that diet and exercise failed to remove.

And finally, a vaginal rejuvenation consists of removing excess tissue in the labia minora. By reducing the size you can feel more comfortable doing physical activity or having sex.

If you wish you can include other surgeries, consult the price of a rhinoplasty in Madrid Spain to include it in your makeover.

Benefits of a mommy makeover

Although it is a procedure that requires a difficult recovery period, after overcoming this stage you will be able to see the benefits:

  • Improve your self-confidence.

Many postpartum women may feel bad when they look in the mirror, they do not like the image they see. By undergoing a mommy makeover surgery they will change their perception of themselves, boosting their confidence.

  • No more sagging skin.

Having a flabby abdomen or sagging skin is a normal concern for pregnant women. Many try to take care of themselves during the process, but not all of them will have the figure they want. That is why abdominoplasty is a good solution.

  • Improves the problem of stretch marks.

The abdominal skin stretches too much during pregnancy, which often results in stretch marks. By undergoing a tummy tuck you can eliminate the stretch marks you have in the area below the navel, as this skin will disappear.

By knowing what a mommy makeover is, you can analyze your chances of undergoing this series of surgeries. Project real results, knowing that you need to be in good health and that you are willing to take care of yourself to maintain the results over time.

Dr. Miguel Fernández Calderón - Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Miguel Fernández Calderón - Plastic Surgeon


Degree in Medicine from the University of Castilla-La Mancha, with training in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery at the University Hospital La Paz. Member of the Spanish Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (S.E.C.P.R.E).

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