The Rise of the Mommy Makeover
Having children is one of life’s most treasured experiences. It always has, and will be, a great source of pride and reward for most couples. In the past, many mothers accepted the changes in their body as the price they had to pay for the joy of motherhood. However, in recent years, moms began to realize that they could not only be a parent, but also restore their bodies and figures after their years of pregnancy and breast feeding were over. Thus, the “Mommy Makeover” has emerged as a top trend in plastic surgery.
The popular demand for mommy makeovers includes procedures for enhancing or restoring the breasts (breast augmentation and/or breast lift), tightening the abdomen (tummy tuck or abdominoplasty) and removing excess fat (liposuction). Although there is no stereotype that fits the mommy makeover candidate, there is a common link between them: the opposition to succumb to the physical changes that occur with their bodies after childbearing.
Some people consider all the attention that the press is giving the mommy makeover the driving force behind it. In reality, however the demands for the mommy makeover procedure(s) evolved from the numerous requests from moms. Many women interested in mommy makeover surgeries frequently are seeking referrals through friends or even internet searches. The response from the plastic surgery community has been gratifying as it seeks to provide the greatest level of safety and outstanding care for those who undergo mommy makeovers. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) issued their annual plastic surgery statistics, and four of the five most common procedures among women in 2011 included those procedures commonly sought in the mommy makeover.
As with any surgical procedure, meticulous preparation and post-operative care are essential. When the patient is young, healthy, and determined, a mommy makeover can be achieved with an irrefutably positive result!