You love your babies, but do you remember the rocking body you had before them? Even after one child, that body is going to be pretty difficult to get back. After multiple children, it might be pretty impossible without help. However, if you want your pre-baby body back and all the confidence that went with it, a plastic surgeon can help.
The so-called “mommy makeover” procedure is becoming increasingly popular among women who want to get back to looking great after having children. However, a mommy makeover is not just one procedure, but it can be many, each being a restorative procedure to rejuvenate your midsection after the stress of carrying a small human around inside for nine months.
WHAT MOMMY MAKEOVERS INVOLVE
Every mommy makeover is different. Some women may just want one or two issues fixed while others make have a whole slew of problem areas to address. The term “mommy makeover” is one that covers multiple procedures, but it is important to remember that what procedures you get are catered to you as an individual. Many mommy makeovers include:
Breast Augmentation / Breast Lift
Breast augmentation is one of the more desired procedures in a mommy makeover. Both pregnancy and breastfeeding will cause the breasts to stretch and sag, something that often won’t return back to their normal contours afterward. While the term “breast augmentation” may make women think of only receiving implants, in mommy makeovers, this is not always the case. Certainly having your bust size increased can be an option, but typically in mommy makeovers, women will simply want a breast lift to restore the original contours of their chest. Sometimes during pregnancy, breasts can become overly large and lead to back problems; as such, this can also make breast reduction an option as well.
Alongside breast augmentation, the tummy tuck procedure is also a popular option for the mommy makeover. Even if you took steps to maintain a healthy diet and exercise during pregnancy after you give birth you can be left with excessive loose belly skin, stretch marks, and even weak abdominal muscles. Over the years, the stretch marks will fade, the muscles will regain strength, and the loose skin may firm up, but it will never be quite the same.
By engaging in a tummy tuck, otherwise known as an abdominoplasty, you can see immediate results. Your plastic surgeon will tighten the abdominal muscles, flatten the skin, and remove any excess loose skin. This will also help greatly with stretch marks by giving you a firmer midsection.
No matter how diligent you were with fitness during pregnancy, you will put on some weight. This is just how our bodies are made. However, the issue is that during pregnancy we often put on weight in trouble areas that are very difficult to get rid of. By having a post-pregnancy liposuction as part of your mommy makeover, it can help remove excess fat not just around your belly area, but in the inner thighs, ankles, hips, and chin – areas you really didn’t expect to gain weight in while pregnant.
It is probably not something you want to talk about, but after pushing out a child, your vagina probably isn’t in the best shape. Over time things will firm up again, but it will never be as it once was without help. Vaginal rejuvenation is a procedure that can also encompass many treatments. Laser tightening can help retighten the vaginal canal while labiaplasty can help to reduce excessive external folds. This procedure might not seem necessary to some women, but tightening things back up can help a woman regain the sexual satisfaction she felt before giving birth.