“I am so blessed with three, happy, healthy children, but I never realized what a toll pregnancy and breast-feeding would have on my body…”
Moms the world over echo these feelings. Your body went through many changes during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. While healthy eating and exercise may help, you might find there are parts of your body that still don’t look or feel like they did pre-baby.
For many women, it’s an uphill struggle. Even though your life changes for the better after having children, and you’re more than willing to sacrifice for them, your appearance and well-being don’t have to be part of the sacrifice.
Stretch marks, sagging breasts and excess fat are common problems after pregnancy. The good news? Most issues can be addressed with a Mommy Makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover can help restore the shape, appearance and function of a woman’s body after childbearing. It can help you reclaim your body, so you look and feel just like you again.
No two pregnancies, childbirth or breastfeeding experiences are identical, and each woman feels differently about these changes. That’s why Mommy Makeovers are tailored to each woman to target the areas where you need and want the most help.
Your Mommy Makeover may include:
- A breast procedure – depending on the size of your breasts after breast feeding, Mommy Makeovers usually include a breast reduction, breast lift, or breast augmentation
- A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) or to correct stretched and loose skin.
- Liposuction of problem areas.
- Facial rejuvenation to correct signs of aging and tired eyes that may include laser resurfacing, Ultherapy®, face or eye lift, injectables and a skin care
- Buttock augmentation – can increase fullness, roundness and projection of your buttocks while improving the balance of your figure.
You’ll find one of the biggest benefits of the Mommy Makeover is that you and your surgeon discuss your goals and decide together on the most effective enhancement procedures for you.
Mommy Makeover Tips
- Wait six months to one year after having your last child. Mommy Makeovers are recommended for women who don’t plan to have additional children.
- Be specific about your post-baby body goals so your surgeon can recommend the most appropriate procedures.
- If you want to lose weight after pregnancy, do so before undergoing Mommy Makeover procedures to optimize the outcome.
- It’s best if you have a positive outlook with realistic expectations.
- Find a surgeon who is board certified or board eligible in plastic surgery.
- You should be in good health before having a Mommy Makeover.
Mommy Makeovers are highly individualized, and you want to make sure you’re doing it for yourself and not to fulfill someone else’s needs or to conform to a sort of ideal image.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
After surgery, your surgeon will give you instructions regarding bandages, compression, pain management and expectations. It’s important to follow your doctor’s instructions as they are key to your success.
Expect to leave surgery with bandages on your incisions. Wearing an elastic bandage or support bra minimizes swelling and support your breasts. A compression garment controls swelling on your tummy, waist and buttocks.
It may take several months after your surgery to see the final results of your Mommy Makeover surgery. You’ll notice that over time your implants settle, and your scar lines improve. It’s important to maintain a healthy lifestyle after your surgery.
Sacrifices during motherhood are to be expected, but the way you look and feel about yourself doesn’t have to be one of them.
With a Mommy Makeover, you can help recontour your body and renew your self-confidence. If you have tried diet and exercise, but are still unhappy with the look of your body after the effects of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, we encourage you to reach out and discover your options.
You Deserve Expert Guidance and Exceptional Results.
Plastic surgery involves many choices. The most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when you have your procedures performed by plastic surgeons who are certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and who are members of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons like Bruce Ferris, MD, and Amy Sprole, MD, or surgeons who are board-eligible, like Nataliya Biskup, MD. The specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.