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.