If you’re living in the 21st century, chances are that stress is ever-present in the background of your life. Hurrying around in the car, dropping the kids off at events; maybe even working on the side. All of this can create physical and mental effects. Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough “me” time? Has the attention you pay to maintain your physical appearance dropped because of all your other commitments and responsibilities? This isn’t uncommon for moms. That’s why a mommy makeover is a popular option for new moms and seasoned ones alike. Here’s what to know about this popular surgical option.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgery procedures with the intention of restoring your appearance to what it was like before you had a baby. The reality is that childbirth takes a physical toll on every new mother. Sagging breasts, sagging skin, weakness or flabbiness in the abdomen, and impacted nipples from breastfeeding are some of the major concerns that many mothers experience after childbirth and don’t seem to achieve results with diet and exercise alone. As such, your mommy makeover can include the following procedures:
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
Women who haven’t had children tend to have breasts that are more upright and firm. They tend to sit higher on the chest than women who have had children. Following childbirth and breastfeeding, a woman’s breasts can tend to sag. Through a breast lift, with or without implants, Dr. Bohley can restore your breasts’ position to where they were prior to having kids. This can help reduce deflation and restore the nipples to a more upright position.
The abdomen undergoes extensive stress during pregnancy and while giving birth. As a result, the abdominal muscles can stretch in the process, meaning they’re not as effective after childbirth. They can also contribute to the appearance of sagging and looseness in the stomach. Dr. Bohley can help restore these damaged muscles as well as to remove excess skin that has formed following childbirth with a tummy tuck.
It can be extremely difficult to lose fat after childbirth, even with the best diet and exercise. For this reason, liposuction can be an extremely effective way to reshape your figure in areas that commonly hold on to fat like the hips, thighs, and stomach.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
The combined procedures typically cost between $12,000 and $15,000. However, it’s often most cost-effective and time-saving to combine your procedures into one package. During your consultation at our Portland office, you’ll receive a full estimate of your mommy makeover cost.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to learn more about your mommy makeover options is by calling or filling out our online form. During a consultation, you can discuss your goals with Dr. Bohley and begin planning the ideal procedure for you.