Mommy makeover - Need advice!!

Hey!! I'm 38 years old and a mother of 2 children. I had been thinking of undergoing mommy makeover after my first delivery. But everyone insisted on undergoing this procedure after completing the family. We are done with having kids. So I think this is the correct time to undergo mommy makeover.

After delivery and breastfeeding my boobs are very much saggy and I'm considering breast lift surgery along with tummy tuck and liposuction. I have heard all these can be done at the same time. So I'm planning to schedule an appointment with a surgeon in Mississauga ( http://www.mcleanclinic.com/surgical-procedures/body/mommy-makeover/ ). I have no idea regarding this procedure. So I would be grateful if anyone here could give a brief idea regarding this procedure.  

user1304073

F, 40, Ontario

Tags:age 35-44 breast feeding children

Hi User1304073, 

I was in a similar position to you a few years ago and decided to get a mommy makeover. Here are a few tips for other moms considering a mommy makeover. 

1) Don't Put Others Before Yourself: Like most moms, I put everyone else's needs before my own. I felt guilty about spending a lot of money on my own body, even though my family is financially stable. Don't do that. Put yourself first. Looking better makes you feel better, which makes you a better mom, co-worker, wife, etc. 

2) Breasts Implant Size: I received breast implants with my mommy makeover. At first, I was shocked at how large they appeared shortly after my procedure. Don't worry though. Your breasts will shrink as you continue to massage your breasts and your swelling goes down. 

3) Tummy Tuck: It's not easy recovering from a tummy tuck. You should take at least two weeks off from work. The first four days after your procedure will be the toughest. Be sure you have someone at the house to help you do even the smallest of tasks! 

4) Emotional Toll: Having your body cut open and sutured back up can be a traumatic experience. This is going to take an emotional toll on you. Make sure your family knows you may be difficult for the next few months until your body is fully healed.

5) Stay Positive: Don't let friends or family tell you that you should not have had cosmetic surgery when you complain about your recovery. It's your body, not theirs and remember that you did this to look and feel better about yourself. Surround yourself with people who are positive and support your decision to have surgery. 

6) Do Your Research: I can't stress this tip enough. Make sure you go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, not a 'Board Certified Cosmetic Doctor.' Board Certified Plastic Surgeons spent many years in residency learning how to do tummy tucks, breast lifts and augmentations, etc. They also had to pass many rigorous tests to become board certified. Board certified cosmetic doctors are usually OBGYNs, internists, etc., who receive an additional certification to call themselves cosmetic doctors. These doctors are not trained to do tummy tucks, breast lifts and augmentations. Their certification is not equal to a board certified plastic surgeons.  Do not let them touch you! Visit https://www.plasticsurgery.org/ and make sure your doctor is on there. If they're not, they are NOT a board certified plastic surgeon. Once you find a board certified plastic surgeon, make sure they have mostly positive reviews online. Stay away from doctors with many negative reviews. 

Please let me know if you have any other questions. I would be more than happy to guide you through this! In the end, if you pick the right doctor, you'll be extremely happy with your decision to do this. My self-confidence and self-esteem is much higher after getting this procedure done. I feel much better about my body and I'm a better person because of this. Good luck!