A Mommy Makeover is a collection of cosmetic surgical procedures done to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy appearance. The procedure typically focuses on the abdomen and the breasts, so the makeover usually includes a combination of liposuction, a tummy tuck, and/or breast procedures, like a breast lift and breast implants. With that being said, each procedure is personalized for the patient.
Physical Changes Associated with Pregnancy
Women gain weight during pregnancy. While the amount varies depending on the woman’s build and how many babies she is carrying, a woman with an average build carrying a single and average-sized child should gain somewhere between 25 and 35 pounds.
As can be expected, such weight gain causes physical changes that do not always revert after childbirth. For example, pregnancy may have left the woman’s breasts permanently and disproportionately larger than they were before. The breasts may also be sagging. Similarly, the woman may now have stretch marks and a lot of excess fat and skin around the abdomen. While diet and exercise may help get rid of some of the fat, it won’t affect the skin, and there may also be stubborn and unresponsive fat deposits.
What Will the Mommy Makeover Involve?
Procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover can include the following:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
Other possible procedures may include non-surgical facial treatments like BOTOX®, chemical peels, and fillers. It all depends on the patient’s unique needs.
How Can It Benefit Me?
A Mommy Makeover is a safe and effective way to reclaim your pre-baby body. If your breasts are drooping due to breastfeeding and your stomach has some small deposits of excess fat, a simple breast lift combined with liposuction can help you to look your best again. Or if you are dealing with deflated breasts and look exhausted due to all of the late nights with your little one, you may opt for breast implants in conjunction with a chemical peel treatment.
The benefits of this procedure cannot be overstated. To put it simply, a Mommy Makeover can help you to get your body back. Just because you had a baby doesn’t mean you have to live with a figure that you are less than satisfied with. By reclaiming your body, you can spend more time enjoying your precious baby instead of worrying about the changes that pregnancy made to your figure.