The New Year is a time for resolutions and reinvention. Changing outward appearances topped the list of New Year’s resolutions in 2014 at 47%, according to a study published in the University of Scranton, Journal of Clinical Psychology. Many women take control of their resolutions in January by planning their Mommy Makeover.
The Rise of the Mommy Makeover
The rewards of motherhood are well-noted, but the effect that pregnancy, childbirth and just being a mom has on a woman’s body can affect a woman’s self-esteem and quality of life. Common post-maternity issues can include saggy, drooping breasts and lost volume due to nursing, enlarged areolas, and the infamous belly fat. The reason that the Mommy Makeover procedure has gained so much popularity in recent years is because these are not things easily changed through diet or exercise.
Dr. Rhee has specialized in Mommy Makeovers for many years, perfecting the art of restoring a woman’s body as well as her confidence. It is a fully customizable procedure that can be altered to meet the unique goals and needs of each patient.
A typical Mommy Makeover combines breast augmentation, reduction, lift or implants, with a tummy tuck and/or liposuction to further contour a patient’s body.
What is the Recovery Time for a Mommy Makeover?
Because the Mommy Makeover procedure is a combination of surgeries performed at once, the recovery period can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months. However, recovery is progressive. While you may not be able to do much for the first few weeks, you will eventually be able to drive, exercise and continue increasing your activities as advised by your doctor.
The Winter Is the Perfect Time of Year for Plastic Surgery
There are a number of reasons why the winter is the best time of year for plastic surgery. Compression garments are often recommended to promote healing following a Mommy Makeover. These post-surgical articles of clothing help minimize swelling while also providing support during the recovery period, and can be worn underneath bulky winter clothing without anyone noticing.
Avoiding exposure to the sun aids in minimizing the appearance of scars and scar tissue. With fewer hours of daylight in the winter, healing occurs more naturally as the sun can be easily avoided.