Your body can—and very likely will—change in major ways throughout pregnancy and after childbirth. In fact, many women find that their breast shape is never again the same as it was prior to pregnancy. The skin on the abdominal area may become stretched, or the abdominal muscles below may be stretched out and separated in a condition known as diastasis recti. Addressing these changes via a healthy lifestyle can often be difficult—if not impossible—which is why many people consider having a Mommy Makeover as a way of addressing unwanted contours and other cosmetic problems. Even so, many potential patients wonder: Is a Mommy Makeover worth it?” Our Portland-based Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery team believes that the answer to that question depends on each individual patient’s needs and what their goals are for enhancing their body shape.

Overall, though, know that the surgery has a very high satisfaction rating, since the results can be transformative. A Mommy Makeover can restore your body to its proportions and contours prior to pregnancy—or sometimes even better.

Although the procedure can be ideal for someone who has had children and wants their body to look more like how it did before their pregnancy, a Mommy Makeover can also be beneficial for someone who wants a specific combination of procedures that may involve skin tightening and fat reduction.

Continue reading for the top benefits associated with this form of cosmetic surgery:

  1. Multiple concerns can be addressed in just one procedure, which may be more convenient. Patients will only have to undergo one surgical session, go under general anesthesia only once, and have a single recovery. You can combine different types of procedures—such as breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction—into a single “package.”
  2. Medical or functional issues can be addressed in addition to cosmetic improvements. For example, patients can treat different kinds of medical concerns such as diastasis recti, ventral hernias, urinary incontinence, and back pain with a tummy tuck during a Mommy Makeover.
  3. A patient’s confidence may be improved, and they may have a boost in self-esteem when they see the results in the mirror. This can be a great factor for improving mood, since positivity can increase in a positive feedback loop.

Is a Mommy Makeover worth it for you? Our team at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery will guide you on everything you want to know about this procedure so that you can determine whether it’s the most suitable procedure for your lifestyle, situation, and goals. Call us at 503-646-0101 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation.