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Mommy Makeover Facts

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Posted May 17, 2013 in News

A mommy makeover is a customizable package of procedures designed to return your body to its pre-pregnancy state. Childbirth, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can lead to loose abdominal skin and loss of breast volume, neither of which always respond to changes in diet and exercise. Here are a few factoids for those who are considering a mommy makeover:

  • The most common procedures selected by patients include a tummy tuck or mini-tuck, breast augmentation and lift, or liposuction.
  • 62% of moms would consider getting a mommy makeover
  • 86% of moms feel less attractive after having children
  • 70% of plastic surgery patients make less than $70,000 per year
  • Combining a breast procedure with a tummy tuck can take up to six weeks of your recovery time, as opposed to getting the procedures separately.
  • Patients must be totally recovered from pregnancy and must be done with their childbearing.
  • Separated abdominal muscles due to pregnancy (also known as diastasis recti) cause the pouch of the abs, and this cannot be fixed with exercise.
  • Though it is less common, moms can certainly select a breast reduction as part of their mommy makeover, if the breasts have increased in size due to childbirth and breastfeeding.

If you have questions about a mommy makeover in Northern Virginia or want to schedule a consultation, call us at (703) 574-2588. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

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