Mommy Makeovers and Tummy Tucks

Mommy Makeovers and Tummy Tucks – Cosmetic surgeries of choice

Resources

The information below was gathered from a number of places on the web, various reports, and other industry topical sites and reading sources.  For the most part, three great places to gain information about Plastic Surgery are the Plastic Surgery Organization, RealSelf and Atlanta Plastic Surgery.

The Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover procedures have become more and more mainstream these days, numbering in the hundreds of thousands done each year.  As it becomes more mainstream, it also becomes more widely accepted with satisfied patients increasingly sharing their success stories.  This inevitably leads to more people opting for the procedure and the cycle continues.

Mommy Makeover surgeries can consist of a number of procedures.  The most often selected are liposuction, tummy tuck and breast lift or breast augmentation.  Eye-lid lifts, chin lifts, and a number of other options are available as well, but those three are the most commonly performed.  A Mommy Makeover procedure can take up to 6 hours to complete depending on the procedures chosen.  After the procedure, the patient will remain hospitalized either a few hours or possibly overnight (depending on the procedures chosen and how well everything went).  Once the patient is released, they should take at least one week off of work and expect moderate pain for the next month or so.  Of course, any efforts such as lifting objects should be restricted or eliminated altogether.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck procedure can be a standalone surgery or a part of a Mommy Makeover.  This process is usually selected by women who have lost weight quickly or who have had babies and ended up with excessive loose skin around their mid-section.  The Tummy Tuck surgery will tighten up the loose skin and can even repair the underlying muscles.  The surgery itself can take 2-3 hours on average but can be longer depending on several factors.  As with a Mommy Makeover, the patient will remain for observation for a time and then released.  Once released, some time should be taken off of work and even when returning, any lifting or exertion should be limited or eliminated.

Plastic Surgery – the numbers

Last year, about 10,000,000 (yes, that’s 10 million!) people opted for some form of Plastic Surgery.  Botox and Liposuction remain the most common procedures.  It’s interesting to note that about 10% of those patients, or about 1,000,000 were men.  There is a somewhat predictable age range involved for both sexes with most procedures taking place in the 30-40 year old age range.  Patients younger than 21 can only have the procedures to correct deficient symmetry or deformities.  There are a large number of patients in the 60+ age range as well.  Given these numbers, it’s obvious that Cosmetic Surgery is becoming increasingly acceptable for all age ranges, sexes and other demographics.

Resources

Three great places to gain information about Plastic Surgery are the PlasticSurgery.org, realself.com and makeoverga.com