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Top Mommy Makeover Myths

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With summery weather on the way, we’ll all be wearing more revealing clothing, from shorts and tank tops to swimwear. A Mommy Makeover could be just the thing to restore your pre-pregnancy contours and give your summer confidence a big lift. A Mommy Makeover can boost your confidence in the privacy of your own home, too.

Mommy Makeover is the definition of “all about you.” It is not a specific surgery but a collection of surgical options, like an à la carte menu in a restaurant. You choose what you want, and Dr. Brady Harris will create a surgical plan tailored precisely for you. You can address multiple concerns all at once!

Mommy Makeover can be a life-changer. This is no time to get mired in misinformation, so don’t believe any of these negative myths you may have heard!

Myth #1: It’s Only for Mothers

Heck, no. It’s not only pregnancy and childbearing that can take a toll on your breasts and abdomen and vaginal area. Age, hormonal changes and significant weight gain and loss can leave you with saggy skin, unwanted fat and contours that make you feel no longer young and vibrant. So almost any woman – of any age – could benefit tremendously from a Mommy Makeover. (We do suggest waiting till you’re finished having children, to retain your surgical results.)

Myth #2: All You Need Is More Exercise and a Healthy Diet

No amount of healthy living can tighten loose skin or stretched muscles, eliminate stubborn pockets of fat that have accumulated or restore lost volume in your breasts. Some things simply require professional assistance.

Myth #3: It’s Just a Cute Name for a Tummy Tuck

Tummy tuck is almost always the central feature of a Mommy Makeover, for the obvious reason that your mid-section suffers the most from pregnancy and childbearing. Especially after having multiple children, many women find that their stretched abdominal skin has permanently lost its elasticity and remains loose and saggy. Childbirth can also damage abdominal muscles that can only be repaired surgically.

But tummy tuck is just the beginning. A Mommy Makeover can also include:

Myth #4: Recovery is Really Painful

Mommy Makeover is surgery – nearly always several surgeries combined into a single procedure. The most extensive procedure you choose will dictate the extent of your post-surgery pain and recovery time. You will be uncomfortable for at least the first week. Dr. Harris will prescribe pain medication you can use if needed, but if you follow all of your post-surgery instructions, your recovery will go as smoothly and comfortably as possible. Perhaps faster than you think.

Besides, you’re trading a short period of discomfort for life-changing permanent results.

Myth #5: You’ll Have Obvious Scar

Surgical incisions leave scars. However, an experienced cosmetic surgeon such as Dr. Harris is skilled at making the smallest, thinnest incisions necessary and placing them where they will be well-hidden beneath your underwear or swimwear. And scars do fade over time, though they will never entirely disappear.

Not a Myth: There is No “Should” in Mommy Makeover

The one and only reason to consider a Mommy Makeover is that you want to make changes to your body, to feel more physically and/or sexually comfortable or attractive. Not because someone else thinks you should have the procedure. This is something each woman needs to decide for herself.

Every Mom Deserves the Best

Mothers are famous for always “doing” for others – isn’t it time you did something really great for yourself? If you’re ready to get your body back, and your self-confidence along with it, it’s time to schedule a consultation with Dr. Harris.

Let’s get started. Make that appointment today! Schedule a personal consultation by filling out a form on this page or by texting or calling us at 615-499-4224.

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