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10 Mommy Makeover Myths Busted

Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeover is one of the most sought-after cosmetic surgery procedures these days.  The surgery combines tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgery to give you a full body contouring. The surgery is usually opted by women who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy body and look.


The procedure is beautifully designed to take care of the most common problem areas of the woman’s body. The best and the most advantageous part is that the surgery can be customized as per your unique requirements. Thus, making it one of the most popular cosmetic surgery among women from all across the world. Mommy Makeover not only contours the entire body, but also is a great value for money, since combined procedures are always more cost-effective than various procedures done separately.

Unfortunately, a lot of myths are associated with Mommy makeover; regarding the procedures, outcome, candidature, recovery, cost etc. These myths create many doubts in the minds of people looking to undergo this very useful surgery. This leads to either fear or misconceptions and obviates women from making an informed decision. Here are some of the most common mommy makeover myths and facts worth knowing.

Myth #1 - Mommy Makeover is Only for New Mommies

It is a known fact that a lot of young/ middle-aged mothers opt for a mommy makeover. But there is absolutely no age restriction for undergoing Mommy makeover and any healthy woman after 30-35 or preferably after completing her family can undergo this body contouring surgery, up to an age 60-65 or even more, depending on your health condition.
The procedure gives remarkable results and the transformation will make you look younger and rejuvenated too. As the procedure works on the abdomen, breast and even face also (if you wish), you are bound to look youthful and perky.

Myth #2- Mommy Makeover leaves too many scars

With the availability of the latest methods and techniques, cosmetic surgery has evolved to work magically with precision. The aim of Mommy makeover is to give you the body you desire with minimal scarring. This is done by giving the incisions in the most inconspicuous areas, so that you get the most out of your surgery, without worrying about the scars.
The breast incision is preferably given under the breast crease or around the areola to conceal it, while tummy tuck cuts are given in the lower part of your abdomen just above the pubic area so that clothing or most swimsuits can easily hide them. 

Liposuction is also done with micro-incisions, 3-4 mm in size, the scars for which fade with time leaving behind absolutely no traces of surgery. Your body can thus be easily molded to the perfect shape by any experienced cosmetic surgeon, leaving little trace of the surgery.

Myth #3- All three surgeries are a must

It is often believed that since Mommy Makeover is a package of three surgeries i.e. Liposuction, Tummy Tuck and Breast Surgery, all three are a must to undergo.
Well, you couldn’t be more wrong!
Mommy makeover can be tailor-made to suit your personal requirements after your individual case is assessed by the plastic surgeon. You can add or subtract a procedure as per your wish or need.
Normally the standard Mommy makeover procedure comprises of liposuction for the excess fat, correction of saggy breasts with a breast lift surgery and contouring the abdomen through a tummy tuck. This can, however, be altered as per your unique requirements.
You can opt for a Breast augmentation if your breasts lack volume or have deflated after breastfeeding or can even undergo a Mammaplasty or Breast reduction surgery if you feel your breasts are too big and disproportionate with the rest of your body or if they interfere with your day to day activities.
Many women even choose to add a Facelift, Butt lift, Vaginal procedures like Vaginal tightening or Labiaplasty, Arm lift or even dental treatment with the standard mommy makeover procedures. This helps in complete rejuvenation of face and body.

Myth #4- Post-surgical period is too painful

With new generation pain medications, you can expect your recovery to be smooth and not so painful, although some discomfort is bound to be there. Painkillers come in all forms- oral medications, Injections, patches and many other, your surgeon can easily help you make your recovery easy and uneventful.
Besides, the benefits greatly outweigh the troubling time. The recovery period for a mommy makeover is reasonably reduced as multiple procedures are done simultaneously rather than individually. This shortens the recovery period.

Myth #5- Diet and Exercise is sufficient, no need for surgery.

You may feel the urge of resisting surgery and going for traditional methods like exercise and healthy eating habits for the desired results. However, all that can help you only to an extent. There are stubborn areas in your body like the hanging pooch of skin on your lower tummy area, love handles or the saddlebags, that would not budge even after hours of slogging in the gym; it is only a surgical intervention that can take care of these areas.
With the mommy makeover, you can even get rid of nasty stretch marks and get back to your former aesthetic appeal.

Myth #6- Lazy Women Opt for Mommy Makeovers

This is far from the truth. The fact is that women who are close to their optimum body weight and are physically healthy are the best candidates for the surgery. Mommy makeover is not a substitute for weight loss, it is basically a body contouring surgery for specific areas of the body. The surgery takes care of the problematic areas of the body, and it is important to maintain the newly acquired shape which can only be done by women who are regular with their routine and are far from lazy.

It is thus important to recapitulate that Mommy makeover improves the shape of the body which cannot be otherwise corrected. Sagging of breasts or loss of volume in breasts, stubborn fat in the lower abdomen, stretch marks on the abdomen, loose abdominal muscles after pregnancy and delivery are areas that otherwise cannot be corrected and taken care of. No matter how active you are or how many hours you work out at the gym, these areas are almost impossible to ameliorate. 

Myth #7- C-section and Mommy Makeover can be done at the same time

This is neither advisable nor done. C-section is NOT and SHOULD NOT be combined with any other plastic surgery.

This is because your body needs at least 6 months to get back to normalcy after the delivery. You also need to attend to your newborn which is a tedious job. Combining C-section with a plastic surgery means you would either end up compromising with your health and recovery or raising up your baby.

Myth #8- Plastic surgery is only for celebrities or for women who wish to show off

Every woman deserves a chance to look her best irrespective of her age or status. If you feel your self-esteem is getting a hit because of that protruding tummy or those sagging breasts or your overall look, Mommy makeover is for you!  

The comprehensive procedures would take care of all your requirements and give you a new body that you aspire for.

And like they say- “You are truly worth it!”

Myth #9- Only the most affluent can afford a Mommy Makeover

The world has shrunk and with plastic surgery medical tourism, you have so many avenues to choose from, to get your surgery done. Countries like India offer Mommy makeover surgery at one-fifth of the cost that you can expect to pay in US or UK.    

Mommy makeover in India is not only much more affordable, but you are also operated by Board-certified surgeons, the hospitals are accredited and you can expect great aftercare at a much lesser cost.

Myth #10- It is dangerous to get Plastic Surgery in India.

This is a myth that has itself been debunked by the number of Mommy makeover surgeries that are done in India every year! Statistics show that India is one of the most preferred destinations for Mommy makeover and other plastic surgery procedures. As per a survey conducted by the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, India is among the top five countries preferred by people from across the globe for their plastic surgery procedures. 

Indian surgeons are revered the world over for their surgical skill and expertise and Indian healthcare services are considered second to none, with the availability of JCI accredited hospitals, the most advanced technology and state of the art infrastructure.

Read and Watch to know the experience of a lady from New York on her experience of Mommy Makeover in India 

In fact, we sat with few of our patients from the West after they had recovered from their surgery and asked about their concerns before the surgery and about coming to India. And the biggest concern on their mind was "Is it safe to undergo plastic surgery in India?"

Go through the link above and you shall get the answer to your question. 

Mommy Makeover in India with IndiCure

You can choose to undergo Mommy Makeover in India with IndiCure for a hassle-free experience. IndiCure has on its panel few of the best cosmetic surgery hospitals and surgeons in India. With an experience of more than 10 years in serving medical tourists for their plastic surgery in India, we understand your requirements well. 

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