The Mommy Makeover is a popular set of procedures offered by Cosmetic and Plastic surgeons across the country. Dr. Widder talks about the benefits and the prevalence of the Mommy Make-Over in Northern Virginia, D.C. and beyond.
Q: What is the Mommy Make-Over Package?
A Mommy-Makeover is actually three procedures – Tummy tuck, breast augmentation with or without lift and liposuction. I saw it written about in a recent article on the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery website. Many new mothers want to regain their pre-baby figures, and plastic surgery is helping them do that.
Q: Can’t working out help new moms feel like their old selves again?
Exercise is a good thing, but it isn’t always enough. The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery article talked about a woman who had a C-section and had permanent severing of some of her abdominal muscles. No amount of working out would bring her stomach muscles back to their original firmness. Her doctor gave her plastic surgery to repair the abs, and she decided to go for breast enhancement as well. Sometimes crunches and dieting just aren’t going to give the desired result.
Q: What are the current statistics on this kind of makeover?
WebMD.com talks about the growing trend of new moms currently going for breast lifts and augmentations. The article points to statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgery and says that breast augmentations in the U.S. have increased 55% from 2000 to 2006. That’s from 212,500 procedures to 329,326 annually. Breast lifts have increased even more in the same time period – up 96%, or from 52,836 to 103,788 a year. Buttock lifts have increased by 174% and tummy tucks are up by an amazing 4,384%.
Q: How have your patients responded to the Mommy Make-Over?
The patients I’ve been able to serve with a post-pregnancy makeover have been very pleased. Having a baby is a life-altering experience. I am able to give them more self-confidence and self-esteem while they get used to welcoming a new member to the family and all that entails. It is very fulfilling for me. It is nice to see the women feeling life enjoyment again.
The Mommy Make-Over package offers the opportunity to trim up loose skin and tighten the muscles around the belly at the same time. I customize each Mommy Make-Over for my clients. Some prefer a breast lift instead of breast augmentation, and that’s fine. My goal is to give each woman the look she desires.
To find out more about the Widder Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Center stop by during office hours: 9 – 5pm, Mon – Fri, or visit our website at: www.widderplasticsurgery.com.