Having children is one of the most rewarding parts of a woman’s life. While there’s no question that pregnancy and childbirth are highly worthwhile, you may be less than thrilled by the resulting changes to your body.
Fortunately, these changes don’t have to be permanent. A series of cosmetic procedures, collectively called the “mommy makeover,” can restore your body to one that you’ll be proud to show off again. According to the plastic surgery review website, 96% of the women who have had it done say it was worth it. The providers at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center explain 5 of the benefits of the mommy makeover.
Although you may be tempted to schedule a mommy makeover as soon as the baby’s born, it’s a better idea to wait a bit. You should be done having all your children, if possible. You also want to wait at least six weeks after giving birth so that your doctor can see what your body looks like at your baseline. If you’re breastfeeding, you should wait until you’re done.
If you have some pregnancy weight to lose, it’s also a good idea to try to lose that weight before the procedure. While a “mommy makeover” produces dramatic results, it’s not a substitute for weight loss efforts.
The specific procedures that will be performed during a mommy makeover depend on the individual woman and the changes that have taken place in her body. Some of the procedures may include some of the following:
Some of the benefits you may experience include the following:
Most women experience a significant boost in their self-confidence after getting the mommy makeover. Getting your pre-baby body back in shape can make you feel like yourself again.
While there’s no doubt that a mommy makeover has a significant recovery period, it’s still much easier and more convenient to recover from having all the procedures at one time than having each one individually.
Perhaps one of the biggest surprises about your post-baby body is that even if you’ve lost all of the weight, your skin still looks much different. You may have stretch marks on your breasts, tummy, hips, or thighs. You may also have loose or sagging skin on your tummy. The mommy makeover removes extra skin and pulls all your skin tighter, diminishing or even eliminating the effects of pregnancy on your skin.
After pregnancy, especially if you breastfeed, you may notice that your breasts aren’t as perky as they once were. A mommy makeover can enhance and restore your cleavage, which can make you feel sexier again. Even if you don’t choose to have breast augmentation as part of your procedure, you’ll still benefit from having a more youthful bustline.
If you’ve been living in baggy t-shirts and yoga pants since having your baby, you’ll be excited to see all the clothing options that are available to you after you recover from having a mommy makeover. You’ll find that clothes fit you much better, and you may even wear a smaller size than you did pre-pregnancy.
A mommy makeover is truly a life-changing procedure that can dramatically affect how you feel about your body. If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation about this procedure, contact the providers at Advanced Plastic Surgery Center today or request an appointment online.