Pregnancy changes everything: your family size, your sleeping habits…and your body. As important as your job as a mother is, you may not be feeling completely comfortable and confident in your new body. Thankfully, there are procedures made just for you.
A mommy makeover includes two or more procedures, usually a tummy tuck and breast surgery. Breast surgery changes the size and shape of the breast, and can be a breast lift, augmentation, or both an augmentation and lift. Often, liposuction is included. Mommy makeovers can also include nonsurgical skincare treatments like Botox, Juvederm, Restylane, or a Light Chemical Peel.
Your mommy makeover can be customized to meet your appearance goals. Keep reading to find out four reasons women choose mommy makeovers.
1. Pregnancy Changed Your Body…
Your body undergoes some big changes during pregnancy that result in a whole different body after delivery.
After growing a baby, you may have excess abdominal skin and stretch marks. These are irreversible tears in the dermis. Your abdominal muscles may have partially or completely separated. This condition, called diastasis recti, is very common following pregnancy. Diastasis recti can result in lower back pain and poor posture. You may have a c-section scar. A tummy tuck can correct these issues.
During pregnancy and after delivery, your breasts are engorged with milk. This can lead to a loss of breast tissue. After breastfeeding stops, your breasts can end up smaller than before pregnancy. The loss of volume can make breasts sag. A breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a combination of augmentation and lift can restore your pre-baby breasts.
Pregnancy hormones can lead to the formation of new fat deposits. Your body is genetically programmed to hold on to fat for feeding a baby. These fat deposits usually show up around the waist and outer thighs for most women. Even after losing the baby weight and returning to a pre-pregnancy number on the scale, many women retain these fat deposits. Liposuction can treat this problem.
2. …And You Need Help Getting Back to Your Pre-Baby Body
After childbirth, you’ve been eating healthy and exercising to get back into shape. But you’re finding that, no matter how committed you are, you aren’t getting the results you want. Some of the post-pregnancy changes to your body can’t be reversed with diet and exercise alone. While this is frustrating, a mommy makeover could be the solution. This is true especially if you’re close to your goal weight, and your weight has remained the same for a while.
Before undergoing a mommy makeover, your family should be complete. Mommy makeovers often include tightening skin and muscles stretched by pregnancy. If you become pregnant after your makeover, you may undo your results.
3. A Mommy Makeover is One Surgery
That means one anesthesia fee and one facility fee, which is great for a family on a budget. The biggest benefit of having multiple procedures during one surgery is one recovery procedure. This is important for families with children. You won’t have to spend many, spaced out chunks of time recovering — you’ll be able to spend that time with your kids!
4. The Results Are Incredible
Women look amazing after their mommy makeovers. Dramatic results include tighter abdominal muscles, less excess skin, and fuller, more youthful breasts. Women love their younger, sleeker appearances. You may find that you look even better than you did before you had a baby!