You’ve spent the past 20 years willingly sacrificing many of your needs to raise children. It’s been completely worth it, and you wouldn’t change anything. And even though you’ve kept in shape, you’ve never been able to regain your pre-baby body, and now you feel like it’s time to do something for yourself. Go for it! A Mommy Makeover—cosmetic surgery that typically combines a tummy tuck with a breast lift and breast augmentation—is popular among Idaho and Washington women.
A common question asked by patients considering Mommy Makeover surgery is whether they’re too old to have the procedure. For anyone thinking about elective surgery, age is much less of a factor than your overall health. A common misconception is women choose to get mommy makeover procedures soon after having children. In fact, we see many patients in their 40s and 50s who want to improve the appearance of their stomachs and breasts.
There are several reasons women delay getting cosmetic body contouring surgery after having children. They may not have the financial resources at the time they’re raising children, or, if they have young children at home, they may lack the support they’ll need during the recovery. Once the children are older and the family is more secure financially, it makes perfect sense to consider a mommy makeover.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
The physical changes that occur during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can’t be reversed through exercise and dieting alone. Exercise and leading a healthy, active lifestyle are great, but these actions can’t restore lost breast volume or tighten excess abdominal skin, 2 outcomes that often occur after having children. Regaining their pre-pregnancy bodies helps many women feel more confident and gives them more stylish clothing options.
What can a Mommy Makeover accomplish?
- Fuller, more youthful-looking breasts: A breast lift, with or without implants, is ideal for women with sagging breasts. Combining breast augmentation restores volume that is often lost after having children.
- Flatter stomach: The excess skin, belly pooch, and stretch marks that are the hallmarks of a post-pregnancy body can be especially frustrating for women who exercise diligently. No matter how many crunches you do or miles you run, that excess skin remains. A tummy tuck removes it and can also repair muscles separated during pregnancy. Liposuction removes pockets of fat and creates contoured results.
- Increased vaginal sensitivity: Sexual enjoyment can decline after having children because the vagina is looser. Dryness can also be an issue. We use Viveve® for nonsurgical vaginal rejuvenation. It can be performed as part of a mommy makeover or scheduled before or after the surgery.
No matter your age, the best way to know if you can benefit from Mommy Makeover surgery at our Idaho Falls practice is by scheduling a consultation. You can contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (208) 881-5351 to schedule an appointment.