A woman’s hormones are well known to change as they age. Women over age 40 will have a decrease in such hormones as estrogen and oxytocin while testoterone increases. This can lead to an increase in one’s sex drive. But the post-pregnancy bodies of many women over 40 leave them feeling very self-consicous with loose abdominal skin and saggy and smaller breasts. This may partially account for why up to 15% of married couples report that they have not had sex in the past six months or even a year. This is where the Mommy Makeover can be of benefit. By combining several body reshaping procedures in a single operation a dramatic improvement in a woman’s body altered by pregancy can occur. The most common Mommy Makeover combines a breast augmentation often with a breast lift and a tummy tuck. By putting these two procedures together one can reduce not only cost but recovery time by as much as one month than if they were done separately. But if cost and recovery is not enough, almost three-quarters of Mommy Makeover patients report that they noticed an improvement in their frequency and pleasure of their sex life after the surgery.
Dr. Barry Eppley