Postpartum Cosmetic Surgery for Older Moms
Later motherhood is associated with the child having better academic outcomes than babies born to younger moms.
The U.S. median age for giving birth is now 30, and the number of women giving birth in their 40s and 50s is at a 50-year high.
But one problem with later motherhood is that the body doesn’t just spring back to how it was before pregnancy. This is resulting in an increasing number of women having postpartum cosmetic surgery.
A Growing Trend
The most popular type of postpartum cosmetic surgery for older moms is the mommy makeover. This is where multiple surgeries are done at one time.
Older moms find this works well for them because their bodies typically take longer to recover from surgery.
When multiple surgeries are done at one time, there’s only one period of recovery away from their children.
Tummy tucks, breast lifts, and breast augmentations are the procedures most new moms choose to have as part of their makeover.
In just 10 years, tummy tucks have increased by 85%, breast lifts by 70%, and breast augmentations by almost 40%.
What Surgery is Popular?
The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to experience urinary incontinence. Pregnancy further increases the odds, with 1 in 3 moms leaking urine.
Kegels require a lot of effort and time, and they don’t always solve the issue, so moms tend to have vaginal reconstruction surgery instead.
Moms may also seek help from a vaginal rejuvenation surgeon if the vaginal canal was damaged during childbirth. They can help to repair and tighten the vaginal area to prevent long-term issues.
New York is one of the most populated states for cosmetic surgeons, but you’ll also find plenty in California and Florida.
Solving Skin Issues
There’s some good news for older moms, as the older, they are when you have a baby, the fewer stretch marks they’ll get.
The bad news is that this is likely to be because the skin has less elasticity. Of course, they still like to get some stretch marks.
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Tummy tucks and mini tummy tucks can help banish them from the stomach so that moms can go back to looking like their pre-pregnancy selves.
Postpartum cosmetic surgery is a great way for older moms to get their bodies back.
These moms are more likely to experience skin laxity and these procedures can solve these issues for good.
Would you consider postpartum cosmetic surgery?
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I am a retired GP that is passionate about health, parenting, and helping others. I am a grandparent to 3 amazing little boys and mama to 2 incredible women.