After the miracle of childbirth, mothers gain a priceless connection with their precious child and thousands of opportunities to make lifelong memories. Nonetheless, many new mothers admit that the body they see in the mirror is not the one they would choose. Unfortunately, diet and exercise can only do so much, and many of the effects of pregnancy resist even the strictest workout schedules. Whether you want to target sagging skin, stretch marks, unwanted fat pockets, or return your body to its pre-pregnancy state, a mommy makeover could be the solution for you.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy causes different changes in every mother’s body. Many of these changes are permanent and irreversible without body sculpting surgery. Each mommy makeover is a bundle of procedures and surgeries chosen specifically for each individual in order to help them attain their goals. For that reason, prices, recovery times, and scheduling vary depending on the mommy makeover that is best for you. Some common procedures included in mommy makeovers include Botox, breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, vaginal rejuvenation, and other surgeries and procedures that target stubborn fat pockets.
When Should I Do a Mommy Makeover?
Sine each mommy makeover is a unique set of procedures, there is no exact guideline to determine when to get a mommy makeover. Dr. Bounds will discuss the timeline that is best for you. Nonetheless, here are some general guidelines that may help you decide when to get a Mommy Makeover.
First, remember that it takes the body a few months to reach a “new normal” after pregnancy. The body new mothers see a week after childbirth is not the body they will see after several months. For example, stretched skin often contracts and excess weight naturally sheds after you return to your normal routine. Additionally, your breasts may change more after pregnancy than they did during pregnancy, especially if you begin breastfeeding. As a result, Dr. Bounds recommends that women wait until after they are done breastfeeding before considering any plastic surgery that may target breasts. Breast-feeding must end at least several months before any breast surgeries.
Additionally, some procedures like abdominoplasty or tummy tucks are best left until after women are completely done having children. Some mommy makeovers can be designed for women who plan to have more children later in life, but more extensive procedures like tummy tucks are best suited for women who have had their last child.