3 Mommy Makeover Myths That Are Totally False

Many women who have had children seek out plastic surgeons in CT for a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover combines several surgeries to target areas of a woman’s body that are affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Typically, a Mommy Makeover includes breast and body surgeries such as a tummy tuck and breast augmentation.

And despite this surgery’s popularity, there are plenty of myths out there about what a Mommy Makeover actually is, who it can help, and what it involves. But the truth is: A Mommy Makeover is one of the most transformative procedures a woman can receive because it corrects multiple areas at one time.

Let’s look at 3 Mommy Makeover myths that are totally false.

Myth 1: A Mommy Makeover is only for moms

Many people think that if they are not a mom, a Mommy Makeover is not for them … and this is simply not true. It is true that a Mommy Makeover is especially helpful for moms because the procedure addresses common effects of childbearing, but this highly effective surgery is beneficial for any woman who wants to improve multiple areas of her body. Breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast lift are all commonly performed during a Mommy Makeover. We frequently see women who are not moms combine these options so they can achieve personalized and more comprehensive results through one surgical procedure.

Men can also benefit from a Mommy Makeover approach in a procedure that is sometimes referred to as a “Daddy Do-Over.” This often includes procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, and gynecomastia surgery to correct the look of “man boobs.” But of course, just like the Mommy Makeover, you don’t have to be a dad to get a Daddy Do-Over.

Myth 2: Multiple surgeries at one time mean more pain

Some people think more surgeries equal more pain. However, quite the opposite is true. One of the biggest reasons we encourage our patients to choose a Mommy Makeover is because it minimizes the amount of pain you experience and consolidates the recovery time. With a Mommy Makeover, rather than having several separate surgeries that each require a recovery period, you only have one recovery. This approach also lowers your exposure to anesthesia and consolidates costs because you only pay operational fees (such as the facility or surgeon’s fee) once.

Myth 3: Mommy Makeover leaves excessive scarring

Fears about scarring are normal, but it’s important to understand that all surgical procedures leave some degree of scarring–and a Mommy Makeover is no different in that regard. But Mommy Makeovers don’t leave more or larger scars than if each procedure were performed at a different time. The degree of scarring from combining surgeries or standalone procedures is the same.

Also, it should be noted that by using the latest surgical advances and techniques, surgeons today can minimize scarring. Incisions for breast augmentation can often be made through remote or hidden locations–such as within the natural breast crease–to camouflage your scars as much as possible. Laser skin resurfacing can also be used after you’ve healed to improve the look of scarring.

To see the results of Mommy Makeover surgery, including scarring, visit our before-and-after photo gallery. You can contact us online to schedule a consultation or call us at (203) 336-9862 to schedule an appointment.

Alfred Sofer, MD Alfred Sofer, MD, specializes in plastic surgery from his offices in Fairfield, Connecticut, and Miami, Florida. Dr. Sofer loves his work and takes pride in seeing how delighted his patients are with their results. He’s driven by a passion for quality and strives to provide the best experience for every one of his patients.

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