In our age-obsessed culture where a pregnant woman of only 35 is branded ‘advanced maternal age,’ it’s easy to see why women wonder if they are simply too old for specific procedures. The truth, however, is that you are never too old for cosmetic procedures as long as you are otherwise healthy, cleared for surgery and able to heal up well. There are several reasons you should consider a mommy makeover even if your youngest child has already gone off to college.
Define Your Own Mommy Makeover
‘Mommy makeover’ is a catch-all term used by the medical community to mean a cosmetic procedure or series of procedures performed with the express purposes of erasing signs of pregnancy and childbirth from a woman’s body. What this means for you is up to your opinions and feelings about your body.
While some moms may now want a breast lift or augmentation, you may feel pregnancy didn’t change much about your breasts, and they don’t need any work. Some women may be fine with the state of their tummy post-pregnancy while you may find the stretch marks and loose skin uncomfortable or unsightly. Think about what areas you’d like to include in your procedure.
Pregnancy and Aging Produce Similar Issues
While everyone ages differently, it’s not at all uncommon to develop sagging skin, stubborn fat deposits, scars and deflated breasts whether you’ve had no children or multiple. If you have put off your mommy makeover, getting it done at a later age can help you nip aging in the bud at the same time. For example, a woman of 45 or 50 can usually tell how her body is aging and what may become unacceptable to her in the future. Addressing the post-pregnancy issues and aging issues in one cosmetic surgery makeover is efficient and makes good sense.
You Deserve to Love Your Appearance
While self-help gurus like to spout off about self-acceptance, the fact remains that you can love yourself as a whole while still not being happy with aspects of your body. You shouldn’t need to accept saggy skin, stretch marks or other evidence of pregnancy if they bother you, especially with cosmetic surgery being safe and available. No matter how long ago your last child was delivered, you deserve to love how you look now.
You are never too old for a mommy makeover, provided that you are otherwise healthy. If you’d like to discuss the particulars of the procedures you’re interested in, contact Nuance Cosmetic Surgery today to schedule a consultation.