Becoming a mommy can be a special time in a woman’s life, but pregnancy can produce a number of undesirable changes in her body along the way. That’s where a mommy makeover can help. This is a popular option in the plastic surgery world that can come with a lot of benefits, so here’s what to know about it and your options.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

“Mommy Makeover” is an umbrella term referring to a suite of surgical procedures aimed at addressing areas of the body commonly impacted by pregnancy. The reason this is an umbrella term is there is no set-in-stone recipe for a mommy makeover. Every woman’s body is different, so the procedures she and her plastic surgeon opt for will be unique to her and her goals. That being said, some of the most common procedures include:

Some less-common procedure choices include:

What To Know About Getting A Mommy Makeover

If you are considering a mommy makeover, there are some things to know. Being prepared will help your journey to recovery go as smoothly as possible. Some things to know include:

Do your research

You are trusting your plastic surgeon to give you high-quality results, so make sure you trust their experience and credentials. They should be board-certified and can provide before-and-after pictures of mommy makeovers they’ve performed in the past.

It’s an outpatient surgery

While you’ll undergo your mommy makeover at a surgical center, it’s safe enough to recover at home. You do need to have supervision and help the first 24 hours, however. In some cases, your plastic surgeon may recommend an overnight stay in a recovery suite before release.

Recovery time will vary

The average recovery time is between 1 and 2 weeks, although it will take up to a few months for swelling to fully subside and for you to feel comfortable returning to regular activities. This will vary based on which procedures you choose and your individual body’s rate of healing.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help

As you are healing, know that you will need some help with household tasks, childcare, and pet care. During the first several days, you’ll need a lot of rest and recuperation time and will be instructed to avoid lifting and other physical activities.

Final results take time

The changes from your procedure may take 6 months to a year to show their final results. This is because swelling needs time to subside, which means your results will gradually emerge with time.

Diet and exercise are key

As your body changes after your mommy makeover, you can maintain your results with diet and exercise. This can give you a head start to a whole new lifestyle and prevent you from gaining weight and compromising your results.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are in the Hanover or Annapolis area and are considering a mommy makeover, then  Dr. Ashruf can help. To get started, we invite you to contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.