Combining Procedures: The Mommy Makeover

It’s easy for Lubbock moms to lose themselves in raising their children. Mothers do it all – from pregnancy to cheering on kids at soccer games and everything in between. But the toll on the body does not have to be permanent. Combining cosmetic plastic surgery procedures is a convenient way to improve your look after having children. If you are ready to take the next steps to getting your pre-baby body back, a combination of the following surgeries might work for you.

Breast Augmentation, Lift, or Reduction

Pregnancy and nursing can leave the breasts looking saggy, deflated, or aged. This part of the mommy makeover can either restore your bust to the shape and size you enjoyed before having children, or enhance it even more. Some women opt for the breast reduction to decrease their size and alleviate back pain.

Liposuction

Even after you have been able to get back to your target weight, you may have areas of fat that seem to stick around no matter what you do. Liposuction will rid your body of these stubborn fat deposits. The back, outer thighs, and love handles are all places that respond well to liposuction.

Tummy Tuck

Getting back into shape after having a baby is hard, but making that saggy skin around your belly disappear is almost impossible. If you are doing a mommy makeover, the tummy tuck will flatten your stomach and tighten your abdominal muscles. The overall effect is a much firmer looking torso.

Moms in Lubbock are devoted to caring for others, but it is important that they care for themselves as well. If you have areas on your body, you’d like to improve after having children, combining surgeries can transform your breasts, tummy, and overall figure all at once. Call for a personal, obligation-free consultation today.

Can a Mommy Makeover Turn Back the Clock?

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Do you remember the you before you had kids? Back before you ever referred to your stomach as your “belly?” Even before your bra came with extra clips and hooks to accommodate someone else’s feeding schedule? It may be a bit foggy (let’s not even get started on all those sleepless nights), but try to remember how you felt about your body before any of the changes that come with having a baby.

The bad news is, you can’t do anything about the lost sleep. But here’s the good news: you can feel and look like yourself again! Becoming a mother forever changes a woman. But that doesn’t mean she can’t get back to the shape she once had!

For many women in Lubbock who have struggled to get back to their youthful look, the mommy makeover has been a great way to achieve the results they want. It’s a fairly new term used to describe a combination of procedures that address appearance issues common to women who’ve had children. Most often, it includes:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Breast lift, augmentation, or reduction
  • Liposuction

Sometimes you need more than diet and exercise to reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. The tummy tuck gets rid of loose skin that won’t disappear even after you reach your pre-pregnancy weight. With breast procedures, women can have a young-looking bust again. Liposuction will target those troublesome fat pocket areas that have developed over time. Maybe the makeover won’t turn back the clock entirely, but it sure can help bring back the look and confidence you once had.

The mommy makeover might sound quick and easy, but when you combine surgeries, it means you’ll need to plan for a longer recovery. It is recommended that you wait until you are finished having children before you have a combination of procedures done for longer lasting results. Dr. Jane Rowley is the Lubbock-trusted plastic surgeon who will help you decide what options would benefit you most. Call today to schedule your consultation and get back to feeling like your best self again!

How Do I Know if I’m Doing Plastic Surgery for the Right Reasons?

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Close your eyes and ask yourself two questions. “Why do I want plastic surgery?” and “What am I expecting from it?”

These two factors have just as much to do with how happy you’ll be with the results as your surgeon does. Perhaps even more. It’s important to examine the motivations for plastic surgery to make sure it’s the right choice for you. From larger procedures like a mommy makeover to smaller ones like submental liposuction, all can have profound effects on your life and shouldn’t be taken lightly.

Motivation

First, look at your motivations for getting surgery. Is it something you’ve always wanted for yourself, or is it something someone close to you has been pestering you about, but not something you’re interested in? If it’s the latter, you should think twice before proceeding. Drastic life changes should always be done because it’s something you want for yourself, not something someone else wants for you.

Expectations

At Lubbock-based Rowley Plastic Surgery, we want you to pursue plastic surgery for the right reasons so you’ll be happy and satisfied with your results; but that’s only half of the equation. Having proper expectations is also very important to your final satisfaction. Surgery can’t make you into a different person. If you expect perfection, you will be disappointed–no one is perfect, so welcome to the club! We can all improve. So, focus on progress and improvement, not perfection. The latter doesn’t exist.

These are just a couple reasons why the initial consultation is so important. From ear-pinning to a mommy makeover, each procedure and each patient are different and have different needs to be discussed. At Rowley Plastic Surgery, we offer no-obligation consultations, so we can get a good feel for your needs, motivations, and expectations. We can address any questions you might have about the surgery you’re interested in, and we can talk to you about realistic options. We will help you determine if a certain procedure is a good fit for you and if it isn’t, Dr. Rowley will tell you honestly and help find other solutions. Schedule a consultation today with the most experienced surgeon in Lubbock.