The Benefits of Mommy Makeover After Extreme Weight Loss
A mommy makeover is an excellent option for people who have lost weight and need to tighten and tone their bodies. It's not a weight loss surgery, so it's best performed on those who are near their goal weight.
At Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa in New Orleans, LA, Dr. Heath Charvet helps patients in the NOLA area get a slimmer-looking and tighter body, as well as shape features that may be sagging as a result of weight loss.
Keep reading to find out how a mommy makeover can benefit you after extreme weight loss.
What does a mommy makeover involve?
Mommy makeovers are typically performed on women who have given birth and dropped significant weight quickly as a result. All bodies are altered by pregnancy, and it's rare to bounce back naturally to your post-baby body. Even if you lose weight, you may be left with stretch marks, sagging skin, and muscle weakness that affects how toned your abdomen can appear.
A mommy makeover refers to a series of procedures that are customized based on each individual patient's needs and often include:
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
- Liposuction of the abdomen, hips, buttocks, and thighs
- Nonsurgical skin procedures, such as BOTOX®
You may lose a few pounds as a result of a mommy makeover, but it's not designed to help you lose weight. That's why it can be an excellent option for those who have experienced extreme weight loss. However, it is ideal to be close to your goal weight (with no plans to gain or lose significant amounts of weight) before getting a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover can take between 3 – 7 hours, depending on the procedures you choose.
What are the benefits of a mommy makeover?
Patients in the NOLA area come to Dr. Charvet for a mommy makeover to help regain their confidence after giving birth and dropping weight. The benefits of a mommy makeover include:
- The ability to get multiple procedures in one treatment
- The ability to contour your body to add or reduce volume in specific areas
- Minimization of stretch marks, loose skin, and hyperpigmentation
- Increased muscle tone
- The restoration of breasts, abdomen, and buttocks
How long does it take to see results after a mommy makeover?
You should plan to rest for roughly two weeks after your mommy makeover. Having someone help with household duties and childcare while you heal is crucial to get the best results possible.
Your recovery time after a mommy makeover will depend on which procedures you choose in consultation with Dr. Charvet. Multiple surgical procedures, such as liposuction and a breast lift, will require more downtime, and the full results may take months to see. However, the results of most procedures are long-lasting, and they're all designed to be confidence-boosting.
Get a mommy makeover in New Orleans
If you've lost a significant amount of weight but are still troubled by sagging skin or loss of muscle tone after childbirth, a mommy may be the ideal solution.
To find out if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover in New Orleans, schedule a consultation with Dr. Heath Charvet at Magnolia Plastic Surgery and MedSpa today. We're located on Magazine Street near Lawrence Square.