With spring in full bloom, we see again nature’s faithful, reliable powers to renew itself. Beauty, abundance, and confidence are refreshed each spring, and we too get the feeling of being on a new path, with growth and discoveries awaiting our steps forward. It’s a great time to let these reminders reflect on yourself and to consider those refreshing procedures that folks call a mommy makeover.

Often it is a life event that prompts the mommy makeover – birth of a child or that child’s graduation, an anniversary, or a special occasion with family or friends. This time let’s allow nature itself to be the reminder. With spring flowering all around us, isn’t it a wonderful time to focus on you?

Every Bit as Unique as You

The steps to take in a mommy makeover can be just as individual as your reasons for considering it, as unique as your own goals and desires. A mommy makeover can take shape from a tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, facial re-freshening, or any combination that suits a woman’s goals. The thing about a mommy makeover is that it can be your own kind of fresh start, just when you need one.

Mommy makeover time is often the opportunity to address any unmet goals, from skin resurfacing to eliminating crow’s feet to reshaping thighs and buttocks, whether by surgical techniques, liposuction, or non-invasive options.

Building on the Basics

While this might also be the time to tackle other concerns, from eyelids to inner thighs, a couple of mommy makeover basics are commonly considered: the tummy tuck and the breast lift.

A tummy tuck can tighten and restore the abdomen at many levels. Excess skin and fat are often removed, and muscles that may have been stretched, weakened, or even separated during pregnancy can be adjusted surgically. Aside from childbirth, even a successful program of weight loss can leave behind similar issues to address. The tummy tuck procedure is well established, and the field of experience is broad, although the talent of the board-certified plastic surgeon you select is still especially important.

Breasts that have changed size and shape during pregnancy and early childrearing can be raised to restore a youthful profile. Often, the contour and position of the breasts can be brought back to a silhouette that is even more youthful than before pregnancy. Breast lifts call for the science of a surgeon and the sensitivity of a sculptor. So, selecting a plastic surgeon with whom you feel confident and at-ease is the first step to a happy result. Again, the experience behind this procedure is vast. Breast lifts currently outnumber breast implants two to one.

When Results are Felt All Around

Even before a mommy makeover, just knowing that one is on the way – or even that the option is available – can make a helpful, hopeful difference for a woman. This combination of plastic surgery techniques consistently makes the top 10 list of highly rated aesthetic procedures. In fact, in some recent research conducted by the Harris poll on behalf of RealSelf, 97% of patients said that a mommy makeover is worth having.

The happiness and outlook of the mother play a real part in the upbringing of her child and in the support, cooperation, and teamwork she experiences in the family. There’s a down-home truth to the old saying, “When mommy isn’t happy, nobody’s happy.”  And although that may sound a little harsh, the positive side of it is well worth looking at. Taking our spring-seasonal view, imagine how much fun the coming summer could be for everyone, with mommy enjoying the feelings of confidence and renewal that come from a makeover.

No matter what bouquet of issues you might wish to address as spring reminds us of renewal, we welcome the chance for a talk about your goals for feeling and looking your best. Let’s get together soon for a chat.