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Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

In my previous post, I covered the consultation process for a mommy makeover. Throughout this blog entry I will discuss typical candidates for a mommy makeover, including the average age range to undergo surgery and common areas of concern. To catch up, read: What to Expect During a Mommy Makeover Consultation.

Age Range for Surgery

Candidacy for a mommy makeover procedure can encompass a wide age range, but my patients typically fall between the ages of 30-55 years. Some of these women are younger and will proceed with surgery knowing they are not going to have more children, whereas others have just completed their child-raising years and are ready to finally take care of themselves.

Areas of Common Concern

When women experience weight fluctuations due to pregnancy, breast feeding, and stretching of the abdominal wall, it is a common desire to restore the breast and midsection regions to pre-pregnancy form. For this reason, mommy makeovers generally focus on the breast and belly regions (so much so that I often refer to the surgeries as a B&B special). Breasts can often be rejuvenated by improving their shape and altering their size, and should a woman want to attain larger breasts than she had previously, this can be accomplished with a variety of breast procedure options such as breast lift, breast reduction and breast augmentation. Abdominoplasty removes stretched abdominal skin and tightens the muscles to achieve a pre-pregnancy appearance.  In conjunction with surgical procedures, moms like to use facial injectable treatments and fillers to decrease lines and wrinkles that cause that tired appearance.