You love your children, but their pregnancies probably impacted your skin in ways you’d like to reverse. At Cleveland Plastic Surgery Institute, plastic surgeon Jason Leedy, MD provides customized mommy makeovers to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state. If you live in or near Mayfield Heights, Ohio and want to learn more about what a mommy makeover can do for you and your body, call the office to schedule your appointment or go online to book your initial consultation with Dr. Leedy.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover involves multiple cosmetic surgeries to reverse the signs pregnancy left on your body, including excessive skin, pockets of fat, and sagging, deflated breasts. Each mommy makeover procedure is customized to your specific needs and desires.
Depending on your goals, Dr. Leedy may recommend surgical procedures that can flatten your abdomen, volumize your breasts, or remove fat. He may also suggest minimally invasive medspa treatments when your condition may respond without surgery.
Although the procedure is commonly called a “mommy makeover,” you don’t have to be a mother to reap the benefits of this surgical procedure. Anyone who has gained and lost a significant amount of weight could benefit from what they may want to a call a “body makeover.”
What kind of procedures are included in a mommy makeover?
Dr. Leedy bases his procedure recommendations on your goals and the current state of your body. Common plastic surgeries he often includes in mommy makeovers include:
- Tummy tucks
- Breast augmentation
- Brazilian butt lift
When should you have a mommy makeover?
Pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on your body, and your body needs time to recover before jumping into a mommy makeover. Because of that recovery time, Dr. Leedy recommends waiting at least six months after childbirth before undergoing the procedures.
Beyond making sure you’re completely healed from delivery, he also suggests meeting the following criteria before a mommy makeover:
- Reaching your ideal weight
- Regularly exercising at least 30 minutes a day
- Eating a healthy, well-balanced diet
- Limiting alcohol consumption to two or three drinks per week
- Quitting smoking
- Building a support system to help you
Although it’s not necessary, Dr. Leedy advises that you wait until you’re finished having children before going through the process of a mommy makeover. That ensures your results last and doesn’t cause any complications with future pregnancies.