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What Goes Into a Mommy Makeover?

Mother and daughter playing with makeup while wearing bathrobes

Mommy Makeovers, as we’ve mentioned before, help restore confidence – and even romance! They’re becoming increasingly common among moms who want to return to the workforce and project a more youthful, professional image, or who simply desire to return to looking and feeling their best after the exhaustion of raising kids. As almost anyone can attest, when mom’s mood elevates, so too does the mood of her children and partner. Mommy Makeover benefits have some positive repercussions for the whole family, too!

Please note that the usual rules for an ideal cosmetic surgery candidate apply, but with one additional caveat: Mommy Makeovers are normally only given to women who have finished giving birth. This way, they may enjoy the benefits longer. In many cases, these services can be a la carte, with a wide range of procedures that mothers may pick and choose, depending on what areas they’d like to work on. Some of the most popular surgeries performed include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Diet & Exercise Habits for Surgery Prep

A man and woman out running

Once you’ve committed to undergoing plastic surgery and have talked to your doctor about what you need to do to prepare, it’s time to commit yourself to some healthy habits. Eating well, not smoking and working out regularly both help you recover faster and maintain your results for longer.

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Gynecomastia Treatment for Men


Gynecomastia, or enlarged breast tissue development, is the result of a hormonal imbalance, obesity or genetics, and can affect men of all ages. While gynecomastia is not a life-threatening condition and may correct itself over time, cosmetic surgery is a safe, effective step men can take to remove excess chest fat and skin. Gynecomastia surgery is also known as “breast reduction surgery” or “reduction mammoplasty.”

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Leave It Behind You: Brazilian Butt Lift

Brazilian butt lift

One of the newest trends in cosmetic surgery is the Brazilian butt lift. Individuals, usually women, who elect for this procedure, seek a more balanced, projected shape. Others would like to correct a defect such as unevenness between buttocks, or better proportioning with the breasts. Although a common procedure, it’s experienced a significant surge in popularity over the past couple of years. Anyone considering a Brazilian butt lift should know the basics of what the surgery entails.

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How You Know You’re Ready for Plastic Surgery


Are you wondering if you’re a good candidate for cosmetic surgery? The choice must only be made after educating yourself about the types of plastic surgery available and what you can reasonably expect. Consider the following five important questions first. Doing so will help you gather all the plastic surgery facts you need to guide you toward the healthiest decision.

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The Benefits of Chemical Peels

chemical peels

Over time, a person will endure several skin-damaging events that can make a person look old before their time. Outer layers of skin on the face, neck, and hands can become wrinkled, rough, and scarred due to dermatological issues or spending too much time in the sun without sunblock. And while many people may be willing to consider a surgical solution for smoother, more radiant skin, the cost and recovery time involved with a facelift can be off-putting. A chemical peel is a safe, non-surgical and cost-effective alternative to a facelift.

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