A woman’s body endures a lot through childbearing and childbirth, which can leave many women feeling insecure or lacking the confidence they once had. A mommy makeover is perfect to regain your confidence and help you feel great in your own body.

Mommy makeovers include surgical procedures that can help to firm the appearance of the abdomen and improve breast shape. While weight loss and hitting the gym can help change the look of your body, a mommy makeover targets issues that no amount of time in the gym can remedy. 

Yet, many women are hesitant to inquire about mommy makeover procedures or worry about their safety. In this guide, we’ll explore the safety of mommy makeovers and how to weigh the benefits and risks of the procedure.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover can include a variety of different surgical procedures that address the changes a woman’s body undergoes during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Each procedure is tailored based on each woman’s needs but may include breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift, or other surgical procedures. The specific surgeries selected for a mommy makeover depend on the areas a woman wishes to target the most.

Assessment and Consultation

The safety of a mommy makeover is often a big concern for women interested in the procedure. However, this surgery can be safe when performed by a trusted, experienced surgeon. Patients are in great hands under the care of Dr. Larsen, who specializes in mommy makeovers. As a double-board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Larsen begins with a thorough consultation where your medical history will be discussed to determine your eligibility for a safe mommy makeover.

Why Choose Dr. Larsen for Your Mommy Makeover

Before your mommy makeover, Dr. Larsen will help you consider which procedures best suit you based on your aesthetic goals. He will also provide information on the procedure’s risks, ensuring your eligibility for a safe and successful mommy makeover. With extensive years of training and experience, Dr. Larsen is the best of the best for your mommy makeover procedure. 

He goes above and beyond to ensure patients are educated throughout every step of the process and takes a genuine, transparent approach in helping you weigh the benefits and risks associated with your procedure. Dr. Larsen’s post-procedure best practices for mommy makeovers effectively decrease post-op complications. Due to the success of these post-procedure guidelines, Emory Plastic surgeons have since adopted the protocols.

Safety Considerations 

We consider some precautions and components to ensure your safety when performing a mommy makeover. The timing of the procedure is very important since having a mommy makeover too soon after childbirth can lead to increased risk. In addition, pre-existing health conditions and lifestyle factors (such as heavy smoking) are also important considerations. 

Mommy Makeovers Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are there any specific medical conditions that might affect my eligibility for a mommy makeover?

Patients should be in overall good health, non-smokers, and be within 25 pounds of their ideal weight to be eligible for a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover can change your aesthetic appearance but is not a weight loss procedure. We recommend waiting to have a mommy makeover until you are done having children. Women who are still breastfeeding should wait at least six months after completion of breastfeeding to have a mommy makeover.

What steps are taken to ensure patient safety during and after a mommy makeover?

Any surgical procedure comes with a risk of side effects and complications. However, our expert team takes measures to help minimize risk and ensure your safety before, during, and after a mommy makeover procedure. Trusting an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Alan Larsen ensures you are in good hands for your mommy makeover.

How do I know if a mommy makeover is the right choice?

Every mom’s body is different, which means there is no right or wrong decision when it comes to pursuing a mommy makeover. If you’re looking for newfound confidence, a mommy makeover can help transform how you feel and look in your body.

Buckhead Plastic Surgery is here to help you regain your confidence, helping to target the specific areas of concern with a mommy makeover procedure. Our team will discuss your unique situation and concerns to help you determine if a mommy makeover is the right choice for you.

Book a Consultation with Buckhead Plastic Surgery

A mommy makeover might just be what you need to rejuvenate and feel most confident after childbearing.If you’re considering a mommy makeover, book a consultation appointment with Buckhead Plastic Surgery to learn more. Dr. Larsen and our team will help guide you through the process of learning more about the procedure, determining eligibility, and answering all of your mommy makeover questions.