Childbirth is one of the most beautiful things you can experience in your life and the bond you develop with your child is like none other. And while the benefits of pregnancy certainly outweigh the costs, childbearing can take quite a toll on your body. In some circumstances, it even wreaks havoc on your body, and you may not like your new look. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, skin stretches, breasts begin to sag, and those final few pounds, which may have seemed easy to lose before your pregnancy, may not be so easy to lose after. In fact, it may seem almost impossible. If this is the case, a Mommy Makeover may be right for you.
The Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is a customizable procedure designed to return you to your pre-baby body. It targets all of the areas traditionally affected by pregnancy such as the abdomen and breasts. The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover procedure is a woman in good general health who has developed skin laxity and stubborn pockets of fat. For best results, it is recommended that you are at or near your ideal weight with no plans for additional children, as another pregnancy may affect the results of your makeover.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Although the Mommy Makeover procedure is designed to fit your individual needs, certain procedures are commonly combined to return you to your old body.
- A tummy tuck trims excess skin on the abdomen that may have become lax with pregnancy. This procedure can tighten the underlying weakened or separated muscles while contouring the waist and flank areas.
- Breast augmentation surgery will reshape and add volume that may have been lost in the breasts during pregnancy and the subsequent time. Implants will be inserted to improve the firmness and shape of your breasts.
- A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with augmentation to lift and reposition your newly reshaped and firmer breasts. This is common for women who develop significant sagging or changes in the projection of their breasts after breastfeeding.
- Liposuction can rid you of the stubborn pockets of fat that develop after childbirth. These pockets of fat are resistant to diet and exercise. This procedure can even tighten minor skin laxity while improving your overall shape.
What Can You Expect
After having children, you may believe that you no longer look or feel like yourself. During pregnancy, your body changes so much and so fast; it is normal to experience frustration with your post-pregnancy body. A Mommy Makeover may not return you to your 20-year-old self, but it can help you regain the confidence in yourself that you always had.