time for a mommy makeover?

Many women find themselves frustrated with their post-birth bodies. The tummy area may be loose and stretched, breasts sag while losing firmness and fat begins to deposit around the hips and abdomen. Over time, this may affect their sense of well-being and self-esteem. The birth of a child should be a time of joy yet sometimes new mothers are also worried about their postpartum appearance. With a Mommy Makeover, these changes in the body can be reversed, which in turn helps with improving your self-esteem.

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

After discussing with your plastic surgeon, you can determine a custom-designed series of procedures and surgeries fit just for you. You can work out what will work best for you and what will make you feel happier with your body. Normally, there are three main areas:

  • Breast Enhancement: With pregnancy and breast feeding the shape of your breasts will differ. Many new moms find they may need a breast lift, while some see a breast reduction as the best procedure for them. It will help to recreate the shape and form of your breasts prior to childbirth.
  • Tummy Tuck: One of the most popular choices for a Mommy Makeover procedure is the elimination of the saggy look of your tummy. This will get rid of the excess skin and fat, resulting in a tighten stomach and the return of some of the curve of your waistline.
  • Liposuction: This is a great procedure to get rid of those stubborn fat deposits that exercise and diet struggle to cope with. With areas like your abdomen and flanks fattier post-birth, liposuction will give you a slender figure.

When Should I Undergo A Mommy Makeover?

As you can see from the three main procedures, your makeover can take a while to complete and recover. You should consider whether you wish to have more children. Of course, if you are to fall pregnant again, then you will experience the same stretching, sagging and fat deposits as before. All your previous work from a makeover will not be able to undergo these changes and retain as they are.

You should also consider breastfeeding. Have you finished doing this as the breast enhancement surgery may damage the milk ducts. Make sure you are finished at least six months before undergoing this procedure.

How about your health? Are you in good health? Are you exercising enough and sticking to a good diet? If so, then you can consult your plastic surgeon about any procedures.

What about recovery time? If you are a planning a trip to Europe, there is no point undergoing surgery two weeks beforehand. Make sure you are aware of everything that is coming up on your calendar as you will need time to recover.

You will also need to make sure you have the support at home for you to undergo a makeover. Rest and care are important, so of you have three children that need running to school, sports, constant care and other such things then make sure your partner can help out.

If you are thinking that a Mommy Makeover is for you, why not visit us for a free initial consultation where we can assess if you are a good candidate for the procedure, and discuss the options with you?