Will a “Mommy Makeover” be your Push Present?

March 8, 2012

More and more, women are discovering that they can reclaim confidence after pregnancy and childbirth changed their bodies. Whether it is loose skin and muscles of the tummy or volume loss or drooping of the breasts, many moms in Minnesota are electing plastic surgery to help them look as good on the outside as they feel on the inside.

Some refer to this post-pregnancy plastic surgery as a ‘mommy makeover’ and some come in excited about their ‘push present’, a gift from their spouse after giving birth to their children. Whatever you call it, it is about reclaiming your confidence…improving you.

While a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) removes excess skin, fatty tissue, stretch marks and repairs the long muscles of the abdomen, another pregnancy after an abdominoplasty could stretch the tissues and muscles again, resulting in a less than ideal result. Therefore, Dr. Ness recommends that you are confident additional pregnancies after a tummy tuck are not planned.

Breast surgeries, like a breast enlargement to increase volume or a breast lift to reshape sagging breasts, may maintain their post-surgical result after additional pregnancies, but every patient is different and may have a different post pregnancy result.

If you are a mom and want to reclaim your confidence through a ‘mommy makeover’ or your husband is giving you a ‘push present’, please make sure that you consult with a plastic surgeon and insist they show you before and after photos of THEIR plastic surgery patients. If they won’t, R-U-N!

Dr. Ness is a triple board-certified plastic surgeon serving patients in his Plymouth and St. Cloud, Minnesota offices, offering facial and body plastic surgery procedures that are focused on safety and comfort. A cosmetic consultation for your mommy makeover can be made by calling (763) 559-4500.