Elaborating With Ellie

The Mommy Makeover

“Mommy Makeovers” are huge right now, and I mean HUGE business. What is a mommy makeover? It’s when you are done having children, and you have either or all of liposuction, breast lift or augmentation, and a tummy tuck with the hopes of getting your pre-baby body back. Remember what that was like? Anyway….I make no judgements. It’s not for me, but more moms are having them done, and younger moms, too. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported a rise in plastic surgery among women of child-bearing age. In 2009, over 325,000 mommy jobs were performed on women ages 20 to 39.

Here’s the deal. It’s not our fault that pregnancies do a number on our bodies. It’s part of having a baby and being a mom, and the more pregnancies you have the more things begin to stretch and fall. Lovely, right? Between nine months of eating, growing, eating, growing, and then some more time spent breastfeeding, things are bound to change. Doctors can fix some of those changes, but you’ll pay for it. Expect to drop $2,000 to $15,000 for a mommy makeover, depending on what you want done, of course, and it will take a good four to six weeks to heal.

So what do you think? Would you do it? What would you have done? A survey released from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons shows that if cost were not an issue, 62% of moms said that they would consider a “mommy makeover”. According to ASPS statistics, the number of women getting “mommy makeover” procedures is on the rise. Women had nearly 112,000 tummy tucks in 2010, up 85 percent since 2000; 90,000 breast lifts, up 70 percent since 2000; and 296,000 breast augmentations, up 39 percent since 2000.

But this is not for everyone. Dr. Tim Treece at Columbus Plastic Surgery tells me you do not want to do anything until at least six months after having your last child, and it is best to wait a year to give your body time to get back to normal, especially if you are breastfeeding.

Here are some more tips from the ASPS if you are considering a “mommy makeover”:
1.) Be specific about your post-baby body goals so that your surgeon can recommend the most appropriate procedures.
2.) To optimize the final outcome, if you are trying to lose weight, do so before undergoing “mommy makeover” procedures
3.) Find a surgeon who is board certified in plastic surgery
4.) Ask to see before and after photos of your plastic surgeon’s recent work

Posted by on 05/24 at 09:16 AM

That is right. There are things to consider before going under the knife. If you are breastfeeding, it is really not recommended to immediately go for surgery. Moms should try to accept the fact that being a mom, you’ll face those changes that will really do a lot of changes particularly in your physical aspect. Even securing a booster seat for our babies are now included in our everyday chores, so all the stress and physical struggles will be met. But then, before deciding to go for surgery, one must really think about its consequences.

Posted by ValerieNayer  on  10/17  at  03:35 AM

“In 2009, over 325,000 mommy jobs were performed on women ages 20 to 39.“ - i can see why its big business especially if they cost between $2000 and $15000.

Posted by Lynn Wilson  on  11/01  at  12:46 PM

Hey Ellie!! I like your post. Whatever you shared about mommy makeover is informative. Particularly ASPS tips are seems to me very effective. I enjoyed this post and will be back soon. Thanks

Posted by kellypreston  on  12/07  at  09:44 AM

Wow, thats a lot of money. I never realized how much that stuff costs.

Posted by kelly47583  on  12/08  at  06:32 PM

Good post Ellie!! You’re doing a great job for mummies. I think any mom who wants to makeover; this post will be helpful for them. Thanks and good tips.

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Posted by jameswaugh  on  12/31  at  12:55 AM

Hi Ellie,
Wow! I am surprised that so many moms want to have surgery after a baby.
But it should not be something to be entered into lightly and a lot of the time for weight loss and toning, all you need is some discipline and lifestyle changes to reach your goals. Reducing fat and sugar consumption, changing cooking methods like picking up a BBQ grill for healthier meals all help enormously and can often mean avoiding surgery. 
But I guess everyone wants instant results these days.

Posted by Annabel  on  01/29  at  03:48 PM

Hi dude! I really like this concept. I don’t know much more about Mommy Makeover because I did not read this issue before but the allocation you provided here makes me impressed about this business. Thanks mate. 

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Posted by rogerbrox  on  02/01  at  01:09 AM
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