Bringing a new life into the world does not mean that your life is over. But unfortunately, that is exactly how many women feel after they have started a family. As new mothers adjust to the demands of their baby, they endure a newfound stress, lack of sleep and may succumb to bad eating habits on top of everything — hence the dreaded “post-baby body.” Moreover, the body goes through significant changes during pregnancy — the weakening of the abdominal wall can lead to a belly that won’t go away; nursing can causes breasts to drop, sag, and lose volume; and so on.
In order to address the specific needs of for women looking to get rid of their “mom body,” cosmetic surgeons created a plan known as “the Mommy Makeover”.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is the catch-all phrase for any combination of procedures that address both the abdomen and the breast, countering the aging effects often caused by childbearing and rearing on the feminine physique. As every woman experiences motherhood differently, these operations are customized to the individual patient.
A Mommy Makeover may include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)
- Butt lift
Depending on the individual, some of these procedures may not be necessary. An evaluation by our experienced doctors will determine which operations if any are right for your particular needs and goals.
Who is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Women who have reached a stable post-pregnancy weight through diet and exercise, are finished breastfeeding, and do not plan on having more children are ideal for these procedures. Breastfeeding enlarges the breast ducts and increases the blood vessel activity, which can cause more bleeding and more risk of infection; having a child after an abdominoplasty can re-separate the vertical muscles in the abdomen.
Interested in a Mommy Makeover? Contact us today to set up your complimentary consultation.