The Mommy Makeover That Doesn't Involve a Bob Haircut
This mommy makeover has nothing to do with throwing out mom jeans, chopping your hair or visiting the mall makeup counter
The professional assessment? "Pregnancy wreaks havoc on a woman's central torso," says Barry M. Weintraub, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon in New York City. Enter: the mommy makeover, a series of plastic surgery procedures that target those post-birth trouble spots.
A "mommy makeover" is a marketing term for a number of procedures done at one time, usually a combination of tummy tuck, breast lift, breast augmentation and liposuction, according to Dana Khuthaila, MD, a board-certified plastic surgeon who performs several mommy makeovers a month.
Combining these procedures into one surgery has pros and cons. On the plus side, it's less expensive than spreading it into multiple surgeries, you spend less time out of commission, and you don't have to go under anesthesia multiple times.
"Taking the time off work and organizing help while recovering can be much simpler with one surgery," says Dr. Khuthaila.
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