What Are the Top Benefits of Choosing a Mommy Makeover?

Are you wondering: “How can a Mommy Makeover be beneficial for you?” Our Palm Springs-based team at Cosmetic Surgery Institute believes that this surgery can be highly rewarding for a good number of patients (and not just moms).

Motherhood is a beautiful and fulfilling journey, but it can also take a toll on a woman's body. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can bring about significant changes, leaving many mothers feeling self-conscious about their appearance. Thanks to modern advancements in cosmetic surgery, there is a solution known as the "Mommy Makeover" that can help women restore their pre-pregnancy bodies and regain their confidence. It can also help patients who have multiple areas of their body they would like to address with contouring surgeries.

In this post, we’ll discuss some of the main benefits of a Mommy Makeover.

More Dramatic and Comprehensive Results

Many of the procedures that are combined for a Mommy Makeover complement each other. By having multiple procedures done at the same time, you can achieve a more dramatic and comprehensive outcome.

Enhancing the Breasts

One of the primary concerns for many women after childbirth is changes in the breasts, which may sag or lose volume. A Mommy Makeover can include breast augmentation to enhance the size and shape of the breasts using implants. Alternatively, a breast lift may be performed to raise and reshape sagging breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance. In some cases, both procedures are combined to achieve the desired results.

Improving the Abdominal Area

The abdomen is another area that undergoes significant changes during pregnancy. Stretching of the abdominal muscles and skin can lead to a loose and sagging look, as can separation of the abdominal muscles—a problem commonly known as diastasis recti. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, can be part of a Mommy Makeover to tighten the abdominal muscles and remove excess skin and fat, resulting in a flatter and more toned midsection.

Renewed Confidence

The benefits of a Mommy Makeover extend beyond physical transformation. Many women report a significant boost in self-confidence and self-esteem following the procedure. This newfound confidence can positively impact various aspects of their lives.

Less Recovery Time

Since you are combining multiple procedures in a single, surgical session, you’ll only need to plan for one recovery period.

How can a Mommy Makeover be beneficial for you? Our Palm Springs-area Cosmetic Surgery Institute team can tell you more about how this procedure works if you’re interested. Call us at (760) 837-0364 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.

When Would Be the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

If you’ve recently had a baby and are wondering “How long should I wait to have a Mommy Makeover?” our Palm Desert-based Cosmetic Surgery Institute team can talk to you more about your goals and help you decide when the right time may be for you.

Although bringing a new life into the world can be a rewarding experience, you may not be so happy about the related changes to your body, such as flatter breasts, weakened core muscles, looser skin, and resistant pockets of fat in certain areas. Even exercise and a healthy diet may not be enough to address these issues, which can add to the desire to work on them as soon as possible.

While a Mommy Makeover can boost self-esteem and confidence by enhancing the appearance of the breasts, abdomen, and any other areas you may want to improve, and the customizable procedure includes treatments designed to target post-pregnancy concerns, there are timing issues to consider.

If you’re wondering how to determine whether the timing is right for you, here’s what you should know:

It goes without saying that childbirth is a highly taxing event for your body since your body undergoes numerous physical changes and your energy is depleted as the baby grows. Considering all of this, the body needs time to heal after you have a child, so you should wait until your body is fully healed and you are close to an ideal, stable weight before having a Mommy Makeover.

Know that you will get better results if you are closer to your goal weight, so it is better to try to lose some weight naturally before having the surgery—if you gained weight throughout your pregnancy. It’s commonly recommended that you wait for at least six months to one year after you have your child, though every person is unique.

Since an additional pregnancy could undo the results from a Mommy Makeover, it’s also advisable that you wait until you’ve decided not to have any more children. A new baby will do everything the prior baby did, including stretching out abdominal skin, causing the breasts to get larger to support milk production, and more.

Finally, keep in mind that you don’t necessarily need to have a Mommy Makeover when your children are still young. You don’t even have to have children at all! Any patient who wants to address multiple breast and body issues at once can talk to Dr. Mo Zakhireh about their options.

Contact the Cosmetic Surgery Institute by calling (760) 837-0364 or reaching out via a contact form online to discuss surgical options to restore your body to a pre-baby appearance.

What Are Some Outfits to Try After Getting Breast Implants?

Searching for some fun fashion ideas after breast augmentation? Our Palm Desert-based team at Cosmetic Surgery Institute knows that patients will be excited to shop for new clothes and flaunt their enhanced appearance after they’ve had this surgery. Many women feel more confident and self-assured, and they may be eager to try new fashion ideas to show off their new look.

Looking for an excuse to splurge on a new outfit? Check out these cute and stylish outfit ideas to try:

Bold Necklines

Bold necklines—such as V-necks, sweetheart necklines, and plunging necklines—can help to accentuate the new shape and size of your breasts. Choose tops and dresses with these necklines to draw attention to your chest and show off your new look.

Fitted Clothing

Fitted clothing can help to show off your new curves and accentuate your figure. Try wearing fitted tops, dresses, and pants to highlight your new look.

Push-Up Bras

Push-up bras can help to enhance your cleavage and create the illusion of fuller breasts. Invest in some quality push-up bras to help you get the most out of your breast augmentation results.

Crop Tops

Crop tops are a fun and flirty way to show off your midriff and your new breasts. Pair a crop top with high-waisted pants or a skirt for a stylish and sophisticated look.

Statement Accessories

Statement accessories, such as bold necklaces and earrings, can help to draw attention to your face and away from your breasts. Experiment with different statement accessories to find what works best for you.

Form-Fitting Dresses

Form-fitting dresses are a great way to show off your new curves and your new breasts. Choose dresses with a fitted bodice and a flare at the waist to balance your figure and accentuate your new look.

Ruched Tops

Ruched tops create the illusion of a fuller bust and show off your new look. You can choose from a variety of styles and colors, so you're sure to find one that suits your personal style.

Don't be afraid to experiment with different fashion styles and accessories to find what works best for you!

Our Palm Desert-based team at Cosmetic Surgery Institute can give you more information about what to expect after breast augmentation surgery. Call us at (760) 837-0364 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you want to discuss surgical options for larger or shapelier breasts.

What Can Be Done to Prolong the Lifespan of Breast Implants?

Breast implants from our Los Angeles-area practice are an ideal choice for patients who want to enhance the appearance of breasts that they feel are too small or to restore the shape and size of their breasts after pregnancy and other body changes. Implants offer numerous advantages, including allowing patients to feel less restricted in terms of what styles of clothing they are comfortable wearing. Perhaps the main benefit of having this procedure, however, is the significant boost to confidence and self-esteem that patients feel once they see themselves in the mirror. 

Another great thing about getting breast augmentation is that it isn’t merely a short-term fix. While each patient’s experience is different, modern implants are made of sturdy materials and can last for decades after the initial surgery. Although implants aren’t guaranteed to last forever, and the risk of rupture increases each year, the way the patient takes care of the implants will have an impact on the longevity of their results. See below for some techniques patients can use to increase the lifespan of their implants. 

Follow Instructions During Recovery

Proper care for implants starts during breast augmentation recovery. You need to provide adequate support for the implants by wearing a supportive garment or surgical bra as the surgeon advises. Patients will need to initially avoid exercise, especially anything that involves heavy lifting or causes the chest muscles to tighten. 

Care for Your Skin 

Sun damage on the chest area can weaken the skin there, causing the breasts to start to sag, so try to avoid tanning or allowing your skin to burn. Cover up in clothing to protect the skin, and wear sunscreen any time you head outside.

Live a Healthy Lifestyle

Avoid smoking, excessive drinking, and major weight fluctuations—all of which can contribute to weakening the skin and making it more likely to stretch. 

Go to Check-Ups

Don’t skip annual check-ups with your surgeon, and remember to perform self-checks frequently to ensure that your implants are in good shape. Inspect your breasts for any lumps or changes, and don’t hesitate to call your doctor if you have any concerns or questions.

Want to learn more about long-term care for breast implants? Contact us at Cosmetic Surgery Institute for more details. Call (760) 837-0364 or submit a contact form to request a consultation and find out more about what to expect from the augmentation procedure.