Pregnancy and motherhood can cause unwanted changes to a woman’s body. Some mothers can use diet and exercise to get their pre-baby body back, but that’s not the case for everyone. Do you feel like sagging breasts, excess abdominal skin, and stubborn fat have become a permanent part of your postpartum body? Our talented surgeons at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL can perform for you a mommy makeover that’ll help restore your pre-pregnancy body and self-confidence.
Why Do You Need a Mommy Makeover?
Some women love to imagine what it would be like to get their pre-pregnancy body back. Looking at bikini photos from years ago, they’re reminded of the perky breasts that they once had, the flat tummies, and the hourglass-shaped bodies. Women, especially those who’ve gone through multiple pregnancies, use this inspiration to focus on diet and exercise in the hopes of “turning back the time” on their bodies and feeling confident once again.
Some women do manage to slim down and get their pre-baby weight back. However, they still find themselves faced with even bigger problems, such as loose skin and sagging breasts.
To those who’ve had body image issues even before pregnancy, the anxiety can become even worse. Seeing yourself with even more flaws can lead to postpartum depression and anxiety, affecting your role as a parent.
You Don’t Feel the Same Anymore
Bringing children into this world is a wonderful experience. But for a lot of women, this comes at a cost. Even the most confident mothers have a hard time adjusting to their postpartum body and lifestyle.
How would you feel when you can no longer fit into your favorite clothes, especially a bikini? Are you worried that motherhood has robbed you of the ability to become confident in your skin?
A mommy makeover might be just what you need to restore your body and regain confidence. This series of procedures will help you achieve multiple benefits at once, so you can enjoy faster recovery time while spending less.
You Want to Reverse the Physical Effects of Pregnancy and Motherhood
What can patients expect to change or improve by going through a mommy makeover? Postpartum bodies are characterized by one or more the following traits:
- Sagging breasts
- Excess and loose skin
- Stubborn fat
- Stretch marks
- Disproportionate body shape
Depending on the woman’s level of fitness before her pregnancy, these characteristics may look better or worse. One thing’s for sure: pregnancy and motherhood can leave unwanted marks on a woman’s physique, and these may not fade over time. In dealing with these changes, many women think they can simply resort to diet and exercise. They hope that they can eliminate or at least improve unwanted physical traits.
But let’s get real: when you’re busy caring for your children and maintaining the household, do you still have time to follow rigorous workout and diet plans? That’s why hundreds of thousands of women every year choose to have a mommy makeover. It is a series of customized procedures that can be performed within a single day only. Women can choose the procedures they want done, based on their wants and needs.
The Physical Benefits of the Procedure
It Restores Your Breasts
Do you miss having natural-looking breasts that compliment your frame? Breastfeeding women are faced with problems such as breast engorgement, sagging, and enlarging of the areola and nipples. Many women would indeed like to have bigger breasts, but not in the way that motherhood changes a woman’s chest area.
After pregnancy, breasts that were once perky can sag below the chest line. Stretch marks may also appear, thanks to enlargement and weight gain. The position of the nipples may also change, causing an undesirable appearance. To restore the breast and potentially reverse the negative changes mentioned above, women can choose from the following procedures as part of their makeover:
Breast Implants to Improve Volume
After a woman has finished breastfeeding her children, a silicone implant is used to restore breast volume. The result? Well-rounded breasts that look full and perkier, sometimes even more attractive than before they entered motherhood.
Breast Lift to Restore Shape
This procedure reduces the sagginess of a woman’s breast. Some women choose not to add volume to their breasts and skip the implants, so they go for a breast lift instead. The result? Symmetrical breasts with a perfect size that complements the woman’s upper body frame. This also repairs stretched or enlarged areolas, returning them to their original size.
It Improves Your Overall Figure
Growing a human baby inside your belly can push your body’s limits. For mothers who’ve had multiple children, permanent abdominal stretching, loose skin, and sagging are the most common pain points. There’s no amount of workout that can permanently erase these marks.
And let’s not forget about pregnancy weight gain. Combined with extra pounds of muscle and fat, mothers complain about unwanted fat on their hips and thighs, causing their body shape to change and lose the curves that made them feel beautiful and desirable.
Each woman will achieve a different result, but the following improvements can be generally observed by all women.
Tummy Tuck to Fix the Abdomen
A tummy tuck fixes the abdomen by tightening or suturing the muscles which have been stretched out during pregnancy. This procedure aims to reverse the after-effects of diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles) or simply helps women get rid of their “muffin top.” This overall result is improved abdominal musculature that makes women look more toned and natural.
Liposuction to Eliminate Unwanted Fat
To re-shape the hips and thighs, women can choose liposuction as a part of their makeover. This procedure removes and breaks down unwanted fat on the thighs, hips, as well as the waist. If you’re looking to regain your hourglass figure or simply look more symmetrical, then liposuction can help you achieve your goals.
It Restores Your Youthful Glow
The most common procedures have been discussed above. However, some of our patients would like to go above and beyond when it comes to restoring their charming youthful glow. This includes improving the skin condition and enhancing your facial features.
Our clinic offers non-surgical treatments that you can add to your makeover:
- Chemical peels
- Botox and fillers
By getting a combination of these treatments and procedures, women see physical changes that help them get a glimpse of their pre-pregnancy body. Different women see individual results for themselves, but all can agree that a makeover changes their bodies for the better.
How Can a Mommy Makeover Change Your Life?
The benefits are not just physical or visual. Hundreds of women choose this procedure so they can feel better about themselves, be confident, and enjoy a better lifestyle. Instead of going through multiple surgeries and dealing with many practitioners, women can change their lives through a single procedure only at our clinic.
What changes can you expect in your life as a woman, parent, or romantic partner after going back to your pre-baby form? The list can be endless, but here are a few of what most of our patients can expect:
Enjoy Physical Activities
After liposuction or a tummy tuck, you’ll no longer have to feel conscious about the extra fat hanging around your waist. You can comfortably wear yoga pants, sweat pants, or even swimwear if you decide to go swimming for sport or leisure.
Increased confidence helps women enjoy physical activities that can contribute to better overall health. This also helps them to stay in shape later on in life.
Have the Freedom to Wear Comfortable Clothes
Many mothers find themselves limited when it comes to fashion choices. Before trying on a dress or any piece of clothing, they have to ask themselves if this item is revealing unwanted fat. Sometimes, they worry that the fabric might look “unflattering” to their figure.
After getting your pre-baby body back, you can once again wear your favorite clothes. You’ll have to worry less about how fabrics might “expose” the shape of your silhouette.
Have the Chance to Connect
It’s not uncommon for women to compare their bodies against one another. But women with postpartum bodies experience a different kind of anxiety when this happens. Each of us is indeed different, but we can’t deny that some mothers feel jealous when seeing lucky women whose bodies seemed unaffected by motherhood.
The result? Some mothers end up isolating themselves, staying at home, and forgetting about maintaining friendships due to their anxiety. This can be damaging to their mental and emotional health. When you feel confident about your body, you’ll feel better prepared when it comes to connecting with other people, especially women. This helps mothers enjoy better opportunities in life and feel supported.
Support Your Motherhood
Children can feel if their parents lack motivation or satisfaction in life. Some mothers, unconfident and anxious, prefer not to engage in fun, physical activities that can benefit their child. It’s certainly not true that improving a mother’s physical appearance is a selfish act. Sometimes, it can also be for the wellbeing of her children.
Instead of visiting parks, going to the beach, and meeting with other families, women with poor self-esteem and body image prefer to stay at home. They lose opportunities to make incredible memories with their children and teach them social skills.
Are You Ready for the Procedure?
The life-changing benefits of a mommy makeover can make anybody want to undergo the procedure as soon as possible. Who wouldn’t want to restore their youth, confidence, and body shape after going through a challenging time as a new mother?
The good news is you wouldn’t have to wait for too long. Our surgeons recommend that women meet the following criteria before scheduling an appointment:
- Has waited six months after finishing breastfeeding
- Has achieved a healthy weight they can maintain
- Has finished having children
When done at the right time, the benefits and physical changes from this procedure can last you a lifetime.
Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back Through a Mommy Makeover!
Are you tired of hiding your body by wearing clothes that conceal how you look? Does your pre-pregnancy bikini photos make you yearn to restore your youthful body? It’s time to make a difference. As a mother, you’ve done so much (and continue to do a lot!) for your family and kids. We’re sure that they appreciate your efforts. You deserve to get what you want for yourself and make your ideal body goals a reality.
If you’re ready to “turn back the time” on your body, we’d be more than happy to provide solutions. Call us at eSSe Plastic Surgery in Fort Lauderdale, FL today to schedule your initial consultation and take the first step to your life-changing journey.