Being a mother is a wonderful blessing, but it also comes with some sacrifices. Those sacrifices start when you first become pregnant, and some of them can wreak havoc on your body. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a detrimental effect on your body’s shape and elasticity. While diet and exercise can help you get back the figure you had before childbirth, sometimes a little extra help is necessary.
The Mommy Makeover is a group of cosmetic procedures that can be done in stages or all at once to reverse the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding on the body. The most common cosmetic surgical procedures that are done as part of the Mommy Makeover include:
- Breast lift, with or without augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Butt lift
- Liposuction (upper thighs, upper arms, waist, abdomen, or love handles)
The procedures you want included in your Mommy Makeover depend on your personal physical appearance goals. If you need some assistance deciding what procedures you want to have performed, we can help you make those decisions during your consultation.
It can be tempting to get a Mommy Makeover as soon as you can, especially if you are anxious to return to your pre-pregnancy body for summer, but there is a right time to get these cosmetic procedures done.
First, you should make sure that you do not want any more children before getting a Mommy Makeover. Future pregnancies could undo the work that your surgeon accomplishes, or at the least change your body shape again so that you need the procedure a second time. Every time you undergo surgery there is risk involved, so it is best to wait until you know that your body should not be going through any major change, at least not in the near future.
For most women, the right time for a Mommy Makeover is at least six months after giving birth to their last child and after using diet and exercise to return their body to a healthy condition. After that, healing from the surgical procedures will be quick, and your results will be more effective.
If you are interested in a Mommy Makeover, contact us today to schedule your consultation appointment.