Everything you need to know about the "Mommy Makeover" Procedure

Everything you need to know about the "Mommy Makeover" Procedure

One of the most popular plastic surgeries for Post-Partum Mommies is the infamous "Mommy Makeover". This procedure is currently trending for moms because it is an all in one procedure that mainly consist in boosting the appearance of the belly and the breast, two problem areas that most new moms are most concerned about.

How does it work?

Typically the mommy makeover consist of a few separate surgeries in your problem areas. This may include breast augmentation, breast lift or reduction, abdominoplasty, or liposuction. Abdominoplasty or best known as Tummy Tuck is the most common surgery among mommies, since this surgery removes stretch marks left by the pregnancy.

Why choose the Mommy Makeover?

When breastfeeding, a woman's breast enlarges 1-2 more cup sizes, but as soon as breastfeeding stops, breasts can sag and lose its fullness and volume, which is why many women choose to add breast augmentation or a breast lift to their mommy makeover. During the time of pregnancy, a woman's skin stretches, as well as her muscles in order to fit a growing infant. When the infant is born, the skin does not necessarily go back to the way it was, which is why women need help in toning their abdomen area post-partum and removing the stretch marks left by the pregnancy.

How much does a Mommy Makeover cost?

A Mommy Makeover can cost anywhere from $5,000- $20,000 depending on how many and what procedures you get. However, there are many other factors that determine the price. Some people choose South America or the Caribbean as the primary option for their make over, countries like Colombia, Dominican Republic or Brazil have been performing these procedures for a very long time and when comparing costs with the U.S. many times it ends up being a cheaper option without compromising on the quality. Others choose the U.S. (assuming you live here) so they are able to take the necessary time off from work with a Medical Leave of Absence letter.

What to expect after surgery?

Typically recovery only takes about 1-2 weeks depending on which surgeries you choose. However, swelling can last up to six months post-op. Expect to be bruised and swollen in various parts of your body, and make sure you have proper help at home. The good news about the mommy makeover is that you usually recover from the comfort of your own home.

Surgeon Recommendations

It is highly recommended by all surgeons to have a faja ready post-surgery. This is to aid in the healing process, to insure that the patient does not get fibrosis, to help mold the body into the desired shape and aid in body support. Post surgery, your body is essentially like jelly, with little to no support, and weak muscles so it is very essential to have a great supportive garment to partner with your mommy makeover.

Top  # 1 Recommended Faja for the BBL

Lucky for you, our team of Shapewear experts have curated the ultimate faja dedicated to a fast and easy recovery post surgery. Our faja style NS010 has all the elements needed to ensure a safe healing process for you after your Mommy Makeover. Some features include having zipper on the side for a better comfort, specially when getting Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck), a built in bra with no rods, for mommy's who decide to have breast augmentation, and a short that was all the way down to your knees in case you do some touch ups to your thighs. Also, This faja is manufactured with vitamin E to speed up the healing of wounds or scars developed during the process. It also is made with comfortable spandex material in the interior to hold your body in place helping maintain your results and being able to wear it the whole day as recommended by most surgeons.

To conclude, the mommy makeover is definitely an option to consider after having our beloved children, our bodies go through many changes during pregnancy and a little help from professionals can give us that confidence back. 
Please be sure to do proper research on your surgeon and most importantly ask your surgeon about your specific needs and follow their instructions as I am NOT a surgeon, I'm only a Shapewear expert and also be sure to pick up a great faja from our Post Surgical Shapewear Collection.

Good luck!

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