The medical aesthetics industry is experiencing a social destigmatization about the use of plastic surgery and the connection between self-esteem and healthy aging. More patients are feeling comfortable seeking cosmetic treatments to address both confidence issues and health issues beyond their control.
"Menopause Makeover" is one procedure gaining popularity in medical aesthetics. The treatment involves individual or combination procedures that address the physical changes in a woman's body caused by hormonal shifts that take place during menopause and can include liposuction, breast reductions, breast lifts, fat transfer, tummy tucks and more.
Most women go through menopause in their 40s or 50s. But that can vary widely. According to data from The Mayo Clinic, the average age for menopause in the United States is 51 years old. Some women may experience symptoms earlier if they’ve had surgery to remove their uterus or ovaries or are undergoing specific treatments for cancer, according to Persons Plastic Surgery.
Women who are undergoing the symptoms are recommended to have their hormone levels checked. They could also research supplements and bioidentical hormones and consider gentle liposuction and fat grafting to enhance their contours.
The Menopause Makeover is designed for women who are frustrated by the changes to their body during and after menopause, including increased fat in the midsection. Suzanne A. Trott, M.D., FACS a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA, designed a Menopause Makeover plan that uses liposculpture of the abdomen and flanks (lower back) and sometimes upper back to recreate a long, lean waist for a more youthful shape.
According to Dr. Trott, the Menopause Makeover packages aren’t just necessarily about surgery. They can include in-office procedures like Botox, fillers, Instalift threads, fractionated lasers, peels and more.
Post-procedure, it is important to maintain a healthy diet and active lifestyle to get the most out of the procedures.
Alyssa Dweck, an ob-gyn in Mount Kisco, New York, told Harper's Baazar that she will often suggest small tweaks to her patients’ daily habits to help them cope, like adopting a low-glycemic Mediterranean diet to temper weight gain or upping cardio exercise to moderate mood swings.
The "Mommy Makeover" is another popular treatment trend in women's health. The series of procedures helps restore the appearance of the abdomen and breasts post-childbirth and can also include liposuction or intimate rejuvenation when indicated.
The Mommy Makeover can involve some fairly major surgery that is accompanied by significant recovery time, according to Darren Smith, M.D., FACS, a board-certified plastic surgeon who offers a "Modern Mommy Makeover" to deliver superb results with minimally invasive approaches that minimize discomfort and recovery time. Dr. Smith detailed the Modern Mommy Makeover for MedEsthetics back in March.