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How a Mommy Makeover Can Boost Your Confidence as the Kids Head Back to School 

As the joyful, long summer vacation winds down and the school year begins once again, you can find yourself having some downtime. This time can be used to relax and focus on yourself. As children head back to school, you can take advantage of the downtime to invest in yourself, restoring and rejuvenating your body after the physical toll of pregnancy and motherhood with the help of a mommy makeover. A Mommy makeover enhances your physical appearance and can give you a renewed sense of confidence and self-care.   

What is a Mommy Makeover?  

A mommy makeover is a general term to describe a combination of procedures done that are aimed to help the physical changes that occur from a pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. A mommy makeover typically involves a tailored combination of procedures that can include breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), liposuction, and sometimes additional treatments like buttock enhancement.  

The goal of a mommy makeover is to help rejuvenate a woman’s body, addressing multiple areas of concern in a single surgical session. By combining procedures, patients can often achieve more comprehensive results and enjoy a more efficient recovery process compared to undergoing individual surgeries at separate times. The biggest concern with multiple procedures in one surgical session is the length of time the patient is under anesthesia. The good news is that a tummy tuck and breast surgery are frequently performed at the same time and usually take from three to five hours, which is safe and reasonable.   

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover 

  • Wear Your Favorite Clothes Again 

With all of the many changes in the body that take place during pregnancy, many women aren’t able or feel comfortable wearing the clothes they used to wear before they were pregnant. If you find yourself resorting to wearing your maternity clothes to hide problem areas and stubborn bulges of fat, a mommy makeover can help you feel good about showing your newfound curves. 

  • Feel Like Your Self 

While the physical benefits of a mommy makeover are undeniable, there are significant psychological and emotional advantages to getting this surgery as well. Feeling comfortable and confident in one’s appearance can positively impact various aspects of life, from personal relationships to professional endeavors, fostering a greater sense of positivity and self-assurance. Pursuing a mommy makeover can give you the determination you need to put your best foot forward in any situation. 

  • Self-Care 

Moms tend to focus all their time and energy on their children’s needs and wants. The hours you used to be able to devote to “me time” evaporate in a blur of folding laundry, preparing nutritious meals, or shuttling kids to and from practice. Treating yourself to a Mommy Makeover is just the thing to give you a boost in your self-esteem and gain your confidence back! 

Mommy Makeover Recovery  

As children return to school, you will have a little more me-time on their hands than usual. Why not use this extra time for some much-deserved self-care? Since you might be opting for more than one procedure, you will need plenty of time to rest during the day. Following your mommy makeover surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist, and buttocks. Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases and the shape of the breasts, abdomen, and waist improves. With the kids in school, you’ll have a better opportunity to allow your body to properly heal.  

Look and Feel Good for the Holidays  

Early fall is the perfect time to undergo cosmetic surgery if you want to impress at holiday parties. While you will be able to see results immediately after your procedures, it takes the body several weeks to eliminate swelling and settle into its permanent position. Not only will you look great in time for winter events, but if you schedule a surgery soon, you won’t need to worry about healing on top of the added stress of holiday travel and/or hosting houseguests.  

A mommy makeover surgery can make you feel like your younger self again, helping you reclaim your pre-pregnancy body.  For more information about your mommy makeover options, or to schedule a consultation at Illume, please feel free to contact us at 414-439-3000 or click here and take the next step toward gaining self-confidence and loving your new look.