The experience of pregnancy is both rewarding and memorable in any woman’s life but it can be extremely hard your body. After pregnancy you may not feel or look like you did before children. It is without a doubt the toughness of pregnancy, child birth and breast feeding that can have an unflattering and adverse effect on your body. “Mommy Makeovers” are combination surgeries that can help to restore, repair, and replenish the body after pregnancies and child birth.
After pregnancy, women typically find that even with detailed exercise and diet plans, they still have difficulty returning to their pre-pregnancy shape. They experience breast sag and excess stretched skin on the abdomen. The “Mommy Makeover” is all about you having the ability to get back the body you had before pregnancy. Most women who undergo the surgery feel better afterwards about their day to day lives, feeling more secure and confident about their shape. Our surgeons will work with you to customize a treatment plan for your makeover and assist you to revitalize the natural contours of your body.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Typically, the best candidates are those who have maintained a healthy weight range, without significant fluctuations, for at least three months prior to the procedure. If you are still currently breastfeeding, our surgeons recommend waiting 3+ months after stopping breastfeeding to allow your breasts to return to their normal size.
If you are considering a mommy makeover, it is important that you have already made healthy eating and exercise part of your routine. It is ideal for you to be close to your goal weight prior to surgery, usually within 10-15 pounds. Having this routine of exercise and healthy eating helps to ensure you keep up with it after surgery and is the absolute best way for you to maintain the results of the procedures.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Mommy makeovers are a combination of common cosmetic surgical procedures which are focused on the areas most affected by pregnancy. These include:
Breast Augmentation – Breasts typically lose volume and contour after breastfeeding. This procedure will help to restore that lost volume and fullness leaving you with larger, natural-looking breasts.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – This removes excess skin and stretch marks from your stomach area which may have stretched out during pregnancy.
Liposuction – This targets those “trouble” areas that don’t seem to respond to diet or exercise after pregnancy. The most common areas are the inner thighs, legs, ankles, hips, love handles, waist, abdominals, and chin.
Vaginal Rejuvenation – It’s a delicate subject, but an important one for your health and satisfaction. Simply put, childbirth causes many changes to your vaginal area. The birthing process can permanently stretch and loosen the vagina and labia. The internal vaginal canal can be tightened with CO2 laser tightening, along with the improvement of the vagina muscle tone as well as a labiaplasty (reduction of the external fold of skin around the vagina.)
Deciding which, and how many, of these procedures to have done will be up to you and your surgeon.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
One of the most frequently asked questions is what the recovery time will be after a Mommy Makeover. Most women who seek this procedure are busy at home with young children and are concerned about the length of time it can take to return to the full duties of child care.
Mommy Makeover recovery varies depending on which surgeries and how many you have done. It is safest to plan for one to two weeks off of work and physical activity for your recovery. The results of your procedure will continue to improve as your body heals over the following 6 months.
It is not abnormal initially to experience bruising, swelling and some pain after the procedures. Most subsides after 2 weeks. Our surgeons will provide recovery instructions specific to your needs and will prescribe the medications needed such as antibiotics and pain killers.
Contact Wright Surgical Arts Today
We invite you to contact our cosmetic surgery practice for more information on our Mommy Makeover options or to schedule your consultation.