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Michael C. Fasching, M.D.

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Common Misconceptions About Mommy Makeovers

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Mon 05/14/2018 - 18:13

We have many patients who visit us with the express goal of restoring their figure. The changes age brings to a woman’s body, especially those who have been pregnant, can have a significant impact on the shape of your physique. The good news is cosmetic medicine can correct these changes.

Every year, thousands of women turn to plastic surgery procedures to enhance their body’s appearance. The mommy makeover uses multiple treatments to provide positive aesthetic results for women who wish to turn the clock back to their body before pregnancy. Although there is plenty of information about this popular procedure, there are also many misconceptions about the surgery. Here is information which should clear up a few of the most common myths about this popular treatment approach.

Myth #1: Just Another Name for a Tummy Tuck

Mommy makeover is a series of multiple body contouring surgeries which helps reshape physical contours. Although the procedure often includes abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), other surgeries are common to ensure the patient enjoys optimal results from their customized procedure. These surgeries include:

  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Reduction
  • Liposuction

Most mommy makeovers focus on the breasts and abdomen, but other parts of the body may need attention as well. Face, neck, upper arms, buttocks and hips may be treated with procedures like a facelift, butt lift, arm lift and non-surgical treatments like Botox. The key is to address problem areas safely and effectively.

Myth #2: One Size Fits All

The mommy makeover procedure is not a specific set of surgeries. Dr. Fasching designs your surgical plan with one goal in mind: to ensure a safe procedure which yields a successful outcome to the target areas.

Mommy makeovers vary from patient to patient. Dr. Fasching tailors your procedure to your specific needs and goals. Your input will be part of the process of deciding which procedures to include in your treatment.

Myth #3: It’s a Weight Loss Program

Many people believe a mommy makeover is a shortcut to losing weight. Nothing is further from the truth. Dr. Fasching will require you to be at a stable, healthy weight before he agrees to perform the surgery. A mommy makeover is a body contouring procedure which deals with cosmetic issues diet and exercise cannot accomplish on their own.

Dr. Fasching also suggests that patients are physically fit. This helps tremendously during the surgery and recovery.

Just as important is to sustain physical fitness after recovery. A mommy makeover is meant to be a catalyst for a healthy lifestyle which helps maintain results. If you experience excessive weight gain because of an unhealthy lifestyle, much of the results of the procedure could become undone.

Myth #4: Mommy Makeovers are Only for Young Mothers

There is no age restriction for a mommy makeover. We do, however, recommend the patient has no plans for additional pregnancies. Future pregnancies could impact the results of surgery. A mommy makeover can help young mothers as well as patients who have waited years after completing their families to seek cosmetic surgery.

Treatment is available when the time is right time for you. You can seek treatment after birth, when lactation and breastfeeding are complete, or you can wait for several years after birth to decide if you want body-shaping treatment.

Myth #5: Mommy Makeovers are Only for Mothers

This does seem strange but is indeed a myth. If you’ve never had kids, this doesn’t disqualify you from a mommy makeover. Any woman who wishes to revive their figure because of sagging skin and tissue may consider a mommy makeover. While pregnancy is the main reason for issues like stretched muscles and sagging breast, these changes can occur with age, weight fluctuation or hormonal changes.

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If you want to feel and look your best but want to have all the information before moving forward, Dr. Fasching is happy to take the time to discuss your options during a consultation. He is a skilled and experienced surgeon with over 25 years of helping his patients achieve their aesthetic goals.

For more information, call Dr. Fasching at (763) 577-7500 or schedule a consultation here.