A New You for the New Year
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A New You for the New Year

As I get older, I’m constantly searching for ways to maintain a youthful appearance. I faithfully apply moisturizer to my face two times each day. I also regularly utilize a portable microdermabrasion system. However, despite my efforts, I’m starting to notice some undesirable fine lines around my mouth and under my eyes. Therefore, I may need to step up my plan. I know my available options are plentiful. For example, I could choose to inject collagen into my lips, get Botox injections, or undergo a chemical peel. On this blog, you will learn about the advantages of undergoing various cosmetic procedures.


A New You for the New Year

Considering A Mommy Makeover? 3 Things To Know

Adam Newman

Having a child can completely change your body. While giving birth can be a joyful and exciting experience, many women are left with sagging skin and stretch marks. Breastfeeding can also have a major impact on the breasts. After having children, many women experience a loss of volume and sagging in the breasts. For those who are unhappy with these changes in their body, a trip to a plastic surgeon can help. Cosmetic surgery can help get your body back to its previous state. If you are considering what is often referred to as a "mommy makeover," here's what you should know.

Common Procedures

When it comes to "mommy makeovers," it's not a one-size-fits-all process. There are a variety of procedures to choose from, and each woman's wants and needs are different. Typically your plastic surgeon will recommend a combination of procedures. Some common procedures performed include breast lifts, breast augmentation, breast reductions, liposuction, and tummy tucks. Some women have multiple procedures of one type while others only opt for one or two. It will all depend on what your goals are and what type of results you are looking for.

The Cost

Costs can also vary significantly depending on the procedures performed. The average cost of breast augmentation is $3,719. A breast lift on its own typically costs around $4,636 while a combination breast lift and augmentation averages out to $6,225. Breast reductions cost on average $5,631. The average cost of liposuction is $3,200 while a tummy tuck costs $5,798. Having multiple procedures done can quickly add up to over $10,000. Before getting surgery, it's important to consider whether or not it fits into your budget. Many plastic surgeons do offer payment plans, and having multiple surgeries done at one time can reduce some costs.

Healing Time Varies

Another thing to consider when it comes to having plastic surgery after childbirth is that healing time will vary significantly depending on different factors. Your overall health, the types of surgery you opted for, and how well you follow aftercare instructions will have an impact on how long recovery takes. Full recovery from a "mommy makeover" will typically be a few weeks to a few months. Having a tummy tuck, in particular, can impact recovery time. After a tummy tuck, you will need to stay in bed for two to three weeks, and it will likely be two to three months before you are fully healed. 

If you are considering a "mommy makeover," there are a few things to keep in mind. First, this type of cosmetic surgery often involves multiple procedures. Which ones you decide on will depend on your goals. Second, costs can vary, but typically you will end up spending at least a few thousand dollars. And third, healing time can also vary, but it may take a few months before you are fully healed.