Pregnancy is such an exceptional experience that so many women are thrilled to go through in their life. There are so many great things about becoming a mom and sometimes we feel like we can’t talk about the not so great things—like loose skin and breast changes.The truth is, pregnancy takes a toll on our bodies. It can be hard to feel your best when you have experienced so many changes. Many women feel exactly like you do, and it’s not something you should be ashamed of. That’s why the Mommy Makeover is one of the most popular procedure plans in plastic surgery.
While the Mommy Makeover can include a variety of procedures, it primarily consists of a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and/or breast lift. It takes care of the two areas of the body most impacted by pregnancy which are the stomach and the breasts. Women walk away from these procedures refreshed and ready to conquer motherhood. If you’ve been unhappy with your body changes due to pregnancy, then let’s talk about ways to change that for the better.
What is a Tummy Tuck?
The stomach is likely the area of the body most impacted by pregnancy. After all, it was the home to nurture and grow your little one! However, the change after pregnancy can make you unsettled. Loose and sagging skin can be extremely hard to repair through just diet and exercise. That is where a tummy tuck can help. This procedure works to tighten skin and remove excess fat. The result will be a tighter, flatter midsection that will instantly make you feel better about your abdominal area.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is the other part of the Mommy Makeover. Breasts can certainly be impacted by pregnancy due to breastfeeding. The result can be sagging breasts that have lost significant volume and "umph". The breast augmentation portion of the Mommy Makeover procedure can include only a breast augmentation or breast lift or a combination of both. Women can choose an implant that is similar to their pre-baby body or even enhance their bust size if they want to.
What to expect with a Mommy Makeover
At a mommy makeover consultation, your plastic surgeon will go over your desired goals, and help you make some selections. For example, with breast augmentation, you and your plastic surgeon will choose the best incision and implant type and position to achieve your goal. After the initial consultation, your surgeries will be scheduled and you will receive pre-operative instructions closer to your first surgery date.
Put yourself first
As moms, it can sometimes be really hard to put ourselves first. However, becoming a mother doesn’t (and shouldn’t!) mean that your self-esteem is placed on the back burner. Instead, focus on the fact that doing this for yourself can have a positive effect on other areas of your life. Your happiness is worth it and you deserve that pre-pregnancy body back.
If you are concerned with the body changes from pregnancy, know that options are available to help you feel refreshed. At The Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery, we understand. We want to help guide you through the process so you can start looking and feeling your best and get back to your little one(s). Contact us today!