While becoming a mother can be a great source of joy, the body changes that accompany pregnancy and breastfeeding may not be so welcome. With plastic surgery so commonplace, it’s natural to explore your options if you’re just not happy with your post-pregnancy figure. A ‘mommy makeover’ may include several different procedures, but the overall goal is restoring your satisfaction with your body.
What Procedures Are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
While the exact procedure may vary from woman to woman, most include a tummy tuck, liposuction and a breast lift with optional augmentation. The tummy tuck portion of the procedure will help erase sagging belly skin and stretch marks. Liposuction is included to help whittle away at any stubborn fat deposits on your abdomen, love handles or thighs. Finally, changes to your breasts can be addressed by first lifting them and possibly having augmentation work done at the same time. If your breasts are now too large for your liking, a reduction can decrease their size and weight.
Who Should Consider a Mommy Makeover?
While it’s normal for all women to experience distress concerning their appearance after childbirth, it’s also quite common for new moms to accept these changes and not be bothered by them. However, this isn’t the case for everyone. Women who had children at an older age may experience less skin elasticity, while women who delivered several children may be dissatisfied with the cumulative changes. Women who deliver multiple babies from one pregnancy may be extremely dissatisfied with the state of their torsos and breasts afterwards. Each woman is different in how her body will change and how she will perceive those changes. If you’ve been following a diet and exercise program and you’re not happy with the results, a mommy makeover may be the right option for you.
Who Shouldn’t Consider This Procedure?
Surgery of any type is a risk. Those who experience healing difficulties, such as those with diabetes or lung disease, may not be good candidates. You may also not want to explore a mommy makeover yet if your family is not complete, as another pregnancy may undo your results or, in the case of breast work, impact your ability to breastfeed in the future.
A mommy makeover is a great option for restoring your body to its pre-pregnancy weight and shape. If diet and exercise are not giving you the results you want, contact Georgia Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule a consultation and explore your options.