How long will Mommy Makeover Results Last?

Childbirth is one of life’s greatest miracles, and women should be commended for carrying such a burden during the reproductive years of their lives. Unfortunately for women, however, the act of carrying and giving birth to an infant can leave them dissatisfied her body image thereafter. 

Mommy makeovers attempt to give women back their pre-pregnancy appearance after they’ve completed their families, by combining a number of surgeries in a single effort. Since no two women are the same, mommy makeovers can be individually tailored to best suit the needs and desired goals of each patient. 

Typically, a mommy makeover consists of a breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction, to help reshape and contour the breasts, get rid of loose skin around the abdomen and eliminate unwanted fat deposits, respectively. While these procedures can be very long-lasting and even permanent, several factors may affect low long your beautiful results may last 

Combining Different Procedures

Breast augmentation is a common procedure often combined with the aforementioned surgeries involved in a typical mommy makeover. While the results breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction are often permanent, breast augmentation may see changes over time. 

The use of either silicone or saline breast implants can help women improve the size and shape of the breasts, effectively turning back the clock after years of breastfeeding and the effects of aging. However, breasts will continue to age after breast augmentation, with weight loss or weight gain affecting their overall appearance. 

Breast implants may last anywhere from 10 to 20 years, with some women choosing to have them replaced or removed a bit sooner. Breast implants typically consist of a soft-shell filled with either saline solution (sterile saltwater) or silicone gel. It is not unheard of to have this shell to become deflated or rupture requiring their removal and replacement if they so choose. 

Gravity is also a factor that can affect breast implants. While taking many years to occur, new breast implants are still subjected to this unrelenting force of nature, causing your breasts to stretch and sag, as it does to natural breasts. These changes caused by gravity can be remedied however, as women can simply undergo another breast lift or implant replacement to reverse gravity’s effects. 

How to Maintain Your Mommy Makeover Results

While it goes without saying that you would want your mommy makeover results to last forever, there are several things you should keep in mind to ensure long-lasting results. The following are some guidelines that will ensure you continue to be satisfied with your mommy makeover results and feel your best for many years to come. 

Recovery Period Vigilance 

Performing any invasive surgery will take a toll on the body, requiring a period of time to recover and heal completely. Not allowing for sufficient rest, by becoming active too soon, can be the quickest way to diminish the beautiful results you have achieved, or possibly even injure yourself in the process. 

Your plastic surgeon will give you comprehensive post-op recovery instructions. By following them to a tee and allowing yourself some time to ease back into your normal daily routine, you can be assured that the risk of complications negatively affecting your results will be minimized.

Weight Stability 

When successfully out of the recovery phase, it is important to invest your time in maintaining healthy lifestyle habits; by adhering to regular exercise and proper nutrition. 

Maintaining a healthy weight is not only a requirement for performing many cosmetic surgeries in the first place but can also ensure long-lasting results. 

Excessive weight can effectively undo results obtained from a particular cosmetic procedure. For example, gaining several pounds after a tummy tuck will stretch out your abdominal skin, leading to an unwanted flabby abdominal section once again. Fluctuations in weight after receiving surgical cosmetic procedures, for either weight loss or weight gain, can cause skin tissue to stretch or sag over time, potentially reversing results gained. It is therefore recommended to maintain a consistently healthy lifestyle and to only indulge in moderation. 

Only Consider a Mommy Maker Over After Completing Your Family

The entire purpose of the mommy makeover is to reverse the effects that pregnancy and breastfeeding can have on your body. Having more children after undergoing mommy makeover procedures will only serve to lose the results gained from surgery. It is therefore recommended to be entirely sure that you no longer want to give birth to any more children before undergoing such procedures. 

To get find out how you can regain your pre-pregnancy figure, schedule your own personalized consultation at MAE Plastic Surgery in the Northbrook, IL area. Their experienced and highly trained doctors will inform you of the best procedures right for you and get you looking and feeling your best! Call (847) 205-1680 today!