Motherhood brings with it vast amounts of inexplicable joy and unforgettable memories. Unfortunately, despite all of these positives, many new mothers are left feeling self-conscious and dissatisfied with their new physiques. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all impact your body, and the resulting physical changes are often resistant to any amount of diet or exercise. The Mommy Makeover targets the areas most affected by childbirth and allows you to take control of your post-baby body.
Who Can Benefit?
During pregnancy, the skin and tissues of your abdomen stretch rapidly to accommodate your growing baby. Unfortunately, this skin doesn’t always bounce back the way you wish it would, and you may find that you are left with sagging, excess skin in the abdominal area. Mommy Makeover patients can have their abdominal area sculpted and enhanced through tummy tuck surgery.
Deflated and Sagging Breasts
Your breasts experience significant changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding. These fluctuations in size often result in sagging breasts that appear deflated. Many new mothers choose to undergo breast augmentation or breast lift procedures to enhance the size, shape, and position of their post-baby breasts.
Stubborn Pockets of Fat
Your body stores excess amounts of fat during your pregnancy, and much of this fat doesn’t always vanish after childbirth. This excess fat can accumulate anywhere on your body, and it often appears in new diet and exercise-resistant locations. Liposuction can be performed for new mothers wanting to slim their abdomen, hips, thighs, and buttocks.
What Do You Desire?
A slim and defined waistline is the envy of many women; however, it may seem unattainable after having children. Post-baby skin, tissue, and muscle laxity isn’t something you need to accept. Through Mommy Makeover surgery, you can achieve the definition you desire with a trimmer, hourglass physique.
Lifted, Perkier Breasts
Your breasts take some of the hardest hits during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, and the results can hinder your inner feelings of femininity. Breast procedures with the Mommy Makeover can return your breasts to a natural, aesthetically pleasing shape and position to allow you ultimate comfort in your own skin.
No matter where excess fat develops on your body, Mommy Makeover surgery can leave you looking and feeling lean and fit, sometimes even more so than before your pregnancy. Say goodbye to stubborn pockets of fat and allow your underlying muscle tone to shine through.
The changes experienced by a woman’s body after having children are as much emotional as they are physical. These changes may alter a woman’s perception of her body and negatively affect her self-image, making her too self-conscious to show her true self. Mommy Makeover surgery enhances your figure to restore your confidence, allowing you to enter into this new stage of your life looking and feeling great.
Addressing Your Concerns
Recovery Patients can expect to experience bruising and swelling in the initial days of their surgery. Bandages and compression garments will be placed over the incision locations to minimize swelling and promote circulation. You should arrange for someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night. While resting is your number one concern, we recommend that you begin slow, leisurely walks as soon as you feel up to it. This movement will promote circulation and aid in the recovery process. Commonly, patients return to work within two weeks; however, you should refrain from any strenuous exercise or lifting for six weeks. While the majority of your swelling should subside in the initial weeks, some swelling may last up to several months.
Scars While you can expect some visible scarring, Dr. Messa goes to great lengths to ensure that these scars remain as inconspicuous as possible. The placement and extent of scarring will depend on the procedures and techniques used. These scars will fade with time.
Cost The cost of your Mommy Makeover will vary depending on the combination of procedures, techniques used, anesthesia fees, facility fees, and surgical fees. Dr. Messa and his staff will provide you with an accurate cost estimate during your consultation.
Pain Your Mommy Makeover will be performed under general anesthesia to prevent any pain during the procedure. Following the surgery, you may experience some pain and discomfort, though this can be remedied with prescribed pain medication.
Frequently Asked Questions
Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
The Mommy Makeover procedure is designed for women who have experienced changes to their bodies due to pregnancy and childbirth. Ideal candidates should have realistic expectations about their results and be in good general health and non-smokers.
Can I have additional children after a Mommy Makeover?
While a Mommy Makeover will not prevent you from having children or be harmful to future children in any way, it is recommended that you postpone your surgery until you are finished having children. Additional pregnancies can affect, disrupt, or reverse the results of your Mommy Makeover.
What complications are associated with a Mommy Makeover?
Although rare, possible complications can include:
- Anesthesia risks
- Poor scarring
- Irregular healing
How do I maintain my results?
The results of your Mommy Makeover are known to be long lasting, barring additional pregnancies or significant fluctuations in weight. We recommend that you continue a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise and a nutritious diet. While your Mommy Makeover will substantially enhance your figure, it will not prevent future aging or weight gain.