Being pregnant and giving birth to a bouncing baby is a joyous experience. What isn’t fun are the effects on your body, especially after multiple pregnancies. Stomachs droop, breasts sag, and abdominal muscles stretch. You may have done all the right things with diet and exercise and still can’t seem to get that pre-baby body back. A mommy makeover may be just the solution you are looking for!
A mommy makeover is a combination of different plastic surgeries aimed at the troubles pregnancy causes. The most common procedures are breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck. A woman may elect to have two or more of these procedures.
The main advantage of a mommy makeover is that multiple procedures can be performed at the same time. That way, there is only one time you need to go under anesthesia and recovery happens all at once. The most frequently chosen surgeries are:
After pregnancy and nursing, breasts frequently droop and sag. A breast lift restores that round shape and perkiness you once had. If your breasts are already the volume that you like, a breast lift improves shape and position. If you would like your breasts to be a different size, the breast lift can be done with an augmentation or a reduction.
You may be surprised to learn that breasts can actually get smaller after breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and milk production can cause your breast to change to denser tissue, so it doesn’t take up as much space as before.
Breast augmentation restores volume and shape with the placement of implants. There are several different kinds to choose from – and your plastic will help you decide which is best for you.
Hormones changes during pregnancy can make your body store new fat deposits. Women’s bodies are designed by nature to hang on to extra fat, so dieting and exercise may do little to budge this new fat.
Liposuction removes fat from deposits in the abdomen, thighs, and even arms. If you have lost your baby weight, but still have fat that won’t go away, liposuction can solve this problem.
The stomach is often affected most dramatically by pregnancy, especially with multiple pregnancies or giving birth to twins (or more). There may be excess skin and stretch marks that don’t go away months or years after having a baby. Muscles can also stretch and separate – this condition is called diastasis recti. Diastasis recti is a common condition among women and the stretched and separated muscles can cause lower back pain, weak abdominal muscles, and a protruding abdomen.
A tummy tuck can solve all of these problems at once. Excess skin is removed and abdominal muscles are reconnected. This tightens up the entire abdomen, flattens the stomach, and strengthens the abdominal muscles.
If you are done having babies and are ready to get your pre-baby body back, schedule a free consultation appointment today!