Mommy Makeover in Macon, GA
There’s no more rewarding experience in the world than being a mother, but having kids can cause major changes in your appearance. Some parts of your body may start to sag, and you have fat in places you didn’t before your bundle of joy arrived. While a healthy lifestyle is important, having a baby can make it more difficult for a woman to reshape her body through diet and exercise alone. One of the most effective ways of restoring your pre-baby physique is through a mommy makeover. If you want to reclaim your former self, contact us at the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery to schedule an appointment. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves, performs mommy makeovers for women in Macon, Warner Robins, Bibb County, Houston County and the surrounding area.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that remedy the changes to a woman’s body after she’s had children. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a significant impact on the body, particularly the abdomen and the breasts. While many women are able to lose the weight they put on during pregnancy, for some, it’s impossible to regain their pre-baby figure no matter how committed they are to eating right and exercising. Breasts sag, shrink and look “deflated.” Bulges of fat appear on the abdomen. Skin stretches. It’s normal, but it doesn’t have to be permanent.
Depending on your personal needs and concerns, a mommy makeover could incorporate any or all of the following:
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Many women find that they don’t feel like “themselves” after having a baby. They don’t like how they look in the mirror and struggle with the appearance of their new bodies. A mommy makeover can restore a youthful perkiness to the breasts, as well as lift and enlarge them. It can create a flatter stomach and remove stubborn pockets of fat that appear after pregnancy. Women who have undergone a mommy makeover often report that their confidence and self-esteem increase after the procedure. When their body issues are no longer a concern, they are more focused on caring for and enjoying time with their families.
What Is the Recovery Like After a Mommy Makeover?
Your recovery time will depend on which procedures you undergo. Generally speaking, healing from a tummy tuck takes longer than other procedures associated with a mommy makeover and will dictate your personal recovery time.
You can expect to be out of work for a few weeks and to refrain from strenuous activity for approximately six weeks. It’s hard to rest when you’re a mom — we know! But it’s important not to be too active immediately following surgery.
Dr. Groves will give you directions for post-op care that will ensure you heal as quickly as possible with the minimum amount of discomfort.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
If you are thinking about having a Mommy Makeover, you should consider the following factors:
- Your weight should be stable. The ideal candidate will have to lose the weight they gained during pregnancy and be happy at the current weight.
- Your baby should be weaned. If undergoing breast augmentation or breast lift, you should wait until your breasts are no longer producing milk.
- You should be finished having children. If you plan on having more children, you may want to wait to have a Mommy Makeover.
- You should be emotionally prepared. It’s important to have the support of family and/or friends.
- You have adequate childcare. You will need to rest after your Mommy Makeover, so it’s important that you have someone to help look after your family as you recover.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Mommy Makeovers are not covered by insurance because they are considered elective. To help make mommy makeovers affordable and accessible for everyone, the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery offers financing options through CareCredit® and Alphaeon™Credit. We work with SunTrust Bank to offer low, fixed interest rate loans to patients with good to excellent credit for all cosmetic procedures, and also accept cash, personal checks, MasterCard®, Visa®, American Express®, and Discover® Card.
Kids are forever, but your post-baby body doesn’t have to be! Board certified general and plastic surgeon Dr. Joshua R. Groves, at the Georgia Center for Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery in Macon, GA, can help you restore your body to its former pre-baby glory with a Mommy Makeover. If you live in Macon, Warner Robins, Bibb County or Houston County, contact us today, and let our caring and dedicated staff help you achieve the best possible you!