Don't you deserve a Mommy Makeover?
At 41, “Louise,” a mother of three and breast cancer survivor, decided it was time to do something special just for herself. That’s when she treated herself to a Mommy Makeover.
As Mother’s Day approaches, shouldn’t you think about doing something just for you? Maybe it’s time for a Mommy Makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures to restore your figure to its pre-pregnancy shape—and give your spirits a well-deserved lift as well. Louise’s makeover included a breast lift and a tummy tuck.
“A Mommy Makeover is not one procedure, or even a specific set of procedures,” Dr. Rappaport explains. “It’s basically what you need to reclaim your figure after having children. Your Mommy Makeover is as individual as you are. It could involve any procedures, although the most common are breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck.
“Some moms also opt for rejuvenating procedures like eyelid lifts or facelifts to help them look and feel refreshed,” he adds.
Wish you could get rid of that loose skin on your belly?
“With one of my pregnancies, I gained a lot of weight,” Louise recalls. “I was little as a teenager, and three pregnancies just stretched out my abdomen and I had this extra skin.
“Then I gained weight a few years ago,” she says. “I joined a gym, really exercised hard and lost 25 pounds—but after having three kids, I realized that my tummy was never going to be the way I wanted it to be, no matter how much exercise I did.”
That’s when Louise decided to have a tummy tuck. “Now I’m sharing jeans with my 19-year-old daughter!” she says.
Do your breasts need a lift?
Like many women, Louise experienced some breast sagging after having children. But following her lumpectomy and radiation, she had yet another problem: uneven breasts. “I was under the impression that I couldn’t do anything about my breasts because they had been radiated,” she says.
“But my neighbor, who also had a lumpectomy and radiation, wanted a breast lift and went to Dr. Rappaport. When I saw her at a neighborhood party, she actually took me into the bathroom and showed me Dr. Rappaport’s work. It looked good—the scars were very thin and fine and she was praising him. At that moment, I decided to contact Dr. Rappaport.”
Louise was very self-conscious about the unevenness in her breasts. “It was really obvious when I wore a nightgown,” she recalls. “You could see the difference in where my breasts were positioned. It hurt me to think I couldn’t look attractive in my nightgowns anymore.”
Dr. Rappaport performed a breast lift on Louise as part of her Mommy Makeover. “Now I enjoy my nightgowns a lot more,” she says, “and I can wear more tank tops. Because of my breast lift and tummy tuck, I look a lot better in my clothes. I get to wear more form-fitting fashions. My whole silhouette looks more youthful!