Mommy Makeover in Jupiter, FL
Being a mother is one of the most rewarding things on earth. However, motherhood takes a toll on a woman’s appearance. Many mothers experience unwanted sagging and weight gain. Of course, the body can be reshaped through diet and exercise. But diet and exercise have their limitations and become more difficult after becoming a mother. That’s why many women of the Wellington, Vero Beach, and entire Palm Beach County area who want to regain their pre-pregnancy body choose to get a mommy makeover from board-certified plastic surgeon, Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, Florida.
Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, but it can alter your appearance in ways you didn’t anticipate, especially on your breasts and stomach. These changes, though dramatic, are not irreversible. A mommy makeover can help you regain your pre-pregnancy body.
During pregnancy, the stomach area expands by an enormous proportion. The stress this places on the skin of your stomach creates stretch marks. Plus, the separation of the abdominal muscle can result in an unwanted bulge.
Beyond stretch marks caused by the presence of a baby, women also gain an average of 25 to 30 pounds during a healthy pregnancy. Additional fat is stored throughout the body. Breasts get larger in preparation for breastfeeding. Overall, the body becomes more swollen compared to normal. After birth, this swelling goes away, often leaving the body with a deflated look.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that correct the aesthetic problems caused by the stress of motherhood. These surgeries can include breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks and liposuction.
Those receiving a mommy makeover will first undergo a thorough consultation with Dr. Koger to determine what some appropriate options are. Women who have lost their breasts’ youthful shape may desire a breast lift. Women who have lost the fullness in their breasts may opt for a breast augmentation.
Women who are unhappy with the appearance of their stomach after childbirth may benefit from an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. A “mini-abdominoplasty” is available for women who are not in need of a complete tummy tuck. Localized areas of excess fat can be solved with liposuction. Liposuction is great for the buttocks, thighs, flanks, hips and back.
Are You Ready for a Mommy Makeover?
The very first question to consider if you’re thinking about getting any of these cosmetic procedures is whether you’re emotionally prepared. You must then consider the physical concerns.
Before undergoing a cosmetic procedure on your body, your weight must be stable and normal and you should already have lost your excess pregnancy weight. You will need to keep your weight steady. If you breastfeed your child, you must wait until your child has already been weaned so that your breasts are stable enough for surgery. Another very important question is whether you plan to have more children, as it’s best to wait until you’re finished having children.
Costs of a Mommy Makeover
Most insurance providers will not cover the cost of elective cosmetic surgeries such as a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are affordable at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa due to great financing and payment options via CareCredit®.
Every mommy makeover is different. After all, no two women need exactly the same procedures. That’s why patients receive a custom plan tailored to their unique needs created by board-certified plastic surgeon Kim Edward Koger, M.D., F.A.C.S., at Koger Cosmetic Clinic and Medspa in Jupiter, Florida. If you are a resident of Wellington or Vero Beach contact us today to learn more.