Many moms juggle work and raising a family with trying to take care of themselves with regular exercise and healthy eating. Even with these efforts, they often can’t regain confidence in their bodies.
Considering a Mommy Makeover, though, may spark a twinge of guilt about putting their needs ahead of their families. The truth is that Mommy Makeover patients I see from St. Louis and throughout Southern Illinois often say they don’t know why they waited to undergo the procedure.
Common Mommy Makeover Concerns
Moms often put off their dreams of regaining their pre-pregnancy bodies because the timing never seems right. In some cases, they may even be worried about what others might think of their plastic surgery decision.
Some women are concerned about the cost of the procedure, which typically combines a tummy tuck and liposuction with cosmetic breast surgery, such as a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both. We offer financing options at MidAmerica Institute of Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery to make Mommy Makeover surgery more affordable for qualified patients.
Are Mommy Makeovers Worth It?
There is no doubt that a Mommy Makeover can be transformative when performed by a plastic surgeon with the training and experience to perform combination surgery. We recently featured one of my patients in this Instagram post showing her satisfying results:
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Reasons for Getting a Mommy Makeover
If you’ve been considering a Mommy Makeover but haven’t scheduled any consultations, here are some helpful points to consider:
Getting a mommy makeover isn’t a shortcut. If you lead an active, healthy lifestyle that includes working out regularly and consuming a nutritious diet, it may seem like that should be enough to feel confident in your body. You may also be worried about judgment from friends or family who think you just need to do more crunches or run more miles.
There simply aren’t enough crunches or miles in the world that will tighten abdominal skin or restore volume and lift to your breasts. Plastic surgery can make those changes, and maintaining healthy habits will ensure you enjoy the results for years.
Feeling good about yourself is important for a parent. You shouldn’t underestimate the value of being confident in your body. Good parents come in all shapes and sizes, of course. If you’re self-conscious about your body, though, there is nothing wrong with getting cosmetic surgery to improve your self-esteem.
There’s no time like the present. Getting a Mommy Makeover is a significant decision, and you should carefully weigh the pros and cons before making a choice. That being said, it’s true that many of the Mommy Makeover patients I’ve seen—in addition to those who post reviews on sites such as RealSelf—often say that their only regret was not getting the surgery sooner. Reviewing our gallery of Mommy Makeover before-and-after photos reveals the type of results you can expect.
If you’re trying to make a decision about getting a Mommy Makeover or its procedures such as breast augmentation, contact our St. Louis-area practice using the online form to request a consultation. Or call us at (618) 288-7855 to schedule an appointment.