Mommy Makeovers – What you need to know
Having children is probably the biggest life changing events that will happen in most people´s lives. And whilst you have your little bundle of joy to show for it, many women also get something a little less desirable – a change in their body shape. Some women see these changes as a sort of trophy, which shows that they are a mom, but for other women, they can feel down and begin to lose self-confidence.
One solution which is becoming increasingly popular is what is becoming known as the ´Mommy Makeover´. It involves using cosmetic surgery to turn your body back to how it was before you had your little darling giving you back your figure and your confidence.
What is involved with a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers usually involve a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation or lift. They can be done separately or at the same time, depending on the individual needs and desires of each ´Mom´. It might include liposculpture if there is extra fat that is proving difficult to lose.
How to Choose a Cosmetic Surgeon
There are two main factors to consider when you are looking for the best cosmetic surgeon to carry out your procedure – their competency and your relationship with them.
Firstly, it is important to remember that cosmetic surgery is what it says on the tin – surgery. This means that you need to place your health and safety at the front of any decision that you are making. So make sure that you find an experienced cosmetic surgeon who has a significant number of years training and is a member of the relevant cosmetic surgery bodies. If you can, get recommendations from friends, ask for references and try to follow them up, and also ask to see photos. You should be able to visit the surgery, check for cleanliness and never just go for the cheapest – there´s usually a reason why they are the cheapest.
The other important factor is your relationship. You should always try to meet your surgeon beforehand. You are putting your body into their hands, so you want it to be someone who you feel that you can trust, like and can communicate well with.
The success of your ´Mommy Makeover´ will depend almost entirely on these two factors, so you need to make sure that you get these right.
You can tell a lot about the competency and professionalism of a doctor by their surgery – how clean is it, how are you treated by their staff, are you made to feel welcome, did you feel listened to or whether the doctor thoroughly checked your medical history. If any of these factors weren’t to your satisfaction, it´s probably best that you start looking elsewhere.
´Mommy Makeovers´ transform the lives of many women after having a baby – especially if the baby was particularly big or they had twins – or more! It is, however, a huge responsibility to choose the right surgeon as they have the power to make it a success and affect the way you look and feel forever.
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