Many moms are happy with their bundle of joy after childbirth, but not so happy with how their body looks. The changes that take place during pregnancy often leave them struggling to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. But a mommy makeover can help. Should women choose a surgical vs non-surgical mommy makeover, and which one is better for long term results?
A mommy makeover refers to a set of procedures that are designed to help women look like they did prior to pregnancy. The goal is to contour and shape the body, and create an overall slimmer figure. Post baby body concerns are usually focused on loose abdominal skin, and deflated, droopy breasts.
The mommy makeover typically involves surgical procedures such as the tummy tuck and breast lift/augmentation. However, more doctors are now offering non-surgical alternatives.
At Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery in Lanham, MD, non-surgical body contouring is available in the form of the SmartLipo treatment. SmartLipo is an advanced laser system that liquefies the fat deposits, and also tightens the skin (learn more).
Which one is better for long term results?
The results of surgical procedures such as a tummy tuck or breast lift will certainly last a long time. However, a woman should aim to maintain a healthy diet, and engage in a good exercise program, in order to avoid significant fluctuations in weight that could affect results. SmartLipo results can also last several years, but the best option for you is the one that will give you the outcome you desire.
The decision to go with surgical vs nonsurgical mommy makeover should be carefully discussed with your plastic surgeon. Patients in Baltimore, MD, and Washington, DC, can contact Nia Long, MD, at Beaux Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery, Lanham, MD. Call 301-880-7022 today and schedule a consultation.