After pregnancy, many women experience unwelcome and permanent changes to their body, particularly their midsection and breasts. While motherhood is one of life’s greatest and most cherished joys, the aftermath of pregnancy can be upsetting and frustrating for any woman who misses or mourns the way her body looked and felt before pregnancy and breastfeeding. While diet and exercise can do wonders for physical appearance, they cannot do much for the skin laxity that comes along with the stretching that accommodates a growing baby. That’s where the transformative Mommy Makeover comes in.
At UCI Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, we are dedicated to helping our patients feel confident, powerful, and great in their bodies. Here is our guide to knowing if you should consider a mommy makeover.
What Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures that aim to restore more youthful contours to your body after pregnancy and breastfeeding. The procedures that are typically included in a mommy makeover include:
- Breast surgery—A breast lift is often requested as part of a mommy makeover to raise and reshape sagging breasts. A breast augmentation can also be requested to increase breast volume and add fullness. A breast reduction is highly requested by some mothers to make large, cumbersome breast smaller. Whatever procedure you choose, your breast surgery will improve the size, shape, and symmetry of your breasts.
- Tummy Tuck—A tummy tuck can flatten, tone, and smooth your midsection by tightening and repairing stretched abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat.
- Liposuction—Liposuction is often used to supplement a tummy tuck procedure to remove excess fat from your abdomen or other areas of your body like the thighs, hips, buttocks, and upper arms to improve contours.
Things to Consider Before Undergoing a Mommy Makeover
There are some important things to consider before starting your mommy makeover transformation that may help you decide if you’re ready. First, you need to have fully recovered from childbirth, which can take six months to a full year. You should also be done breastfeeding your baby by this time. Also, if you plan on having more children in the future, you should postpone your mommy makeover until you’re finished growing your family as a future pregnancy can impair your mommy makeover results, requiring future revisions. It is also advised to maintain a stable weight for several months before surgery and remain active after surgery to ensure long-lasting results.
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Being a mother is one of the toughest, most grueling, and least appreciated jobs on the planet. Moms work 24/7 with zero holidays or sick pay. They literally give up their body to share and grow another human being for nine months, and then resume responsibility for this human for the rest of their lives. Now, moms can take back ownership of their bodies with a mommy makeover! Call us today at one of convenient locations in Orange, Costa Mesa, or Tustin to schedule your personalized consultation today!