Childbearing is a beautiful experience; you get to have a little human being grow in you for 9 to 10 months, and then the child is born for you to love and cherish forever. Being pregnant can cause several physical changes to your body, changes that weren’t there before you got pregnant; large belly, fuller breasts, wider hips, fuller butts, swollen hands, legs, and faces…A mommy makeover can help this.
The new look can cause you to feel unattractive, self-conscious, and not like your former self. As if struggling with body image wasn’t enough, after childbirth, the mommy-body can leave you with excess skin and stretch marks on your belly and breasts.
At this stage, all you silently wish for is your pre-baby body. Back when you still had a flat belly, stretch mark-free skin, and moderately sized breasts, you felt attractive and had unshakeable self-esteem, but now you are unsure. Firstly, I have good news! You are not alone; most new mothers have a similar after-childbirth experience, and there is a solution to said physical changes.
The solution to said body change is called a Mommy Makeover. A Mommy Makeover helps you shed unnecessary fat and fix saggy skin after childbirth.
What does mommy makeover entail, and what do I get from it?
Due to pregnancy, the abdominal muscles and breasts stretch and become fuller, but unfortunately, after childbirth, the lower belly and breasts deflate and sag. Eating healthily and exercising are beneficial to the body, but it doesn’t always bring everything back into place as it was before. Mommy Makeover combines cosmetic surgical procedures like Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Mastopexy (breast lift), and liposuction to address the issues of sagging skin, excess fat, and stretch marks. The surgical procedures help remove sagging skin leaving you with your pre-baby figure.
Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
The stretched abdominal muscles can be put back in place with Abdominoplasty, also called Tummy tuck.
The tummy tuck procedure involves an incision into the lower abdominal muscles; this is to help tighten loose abdominal muscles, remove stretch marks, and promote an hourglass figure.
After the surgery, you will be sore (discomfort or muscle spasms) for a few days, but this can be easily rectified by using the prescribed medications.
The procedure is safe; most complications are rare and treated quickly. The complications may include skin Infections, poor healing (can be due to smoking; smoking reduces the healing rate), scarring, and fluid collections.
The tummy tuck is best for people who are not looking forward to having another child, who are at their resting weight and want to shed body fat. A tummy tuck does not affect fertility, but after the tummy tuck procedure, pregnancy will cause your skin to stretch and separate your abdominal muscles. It is almost like going back to square one, meaning you’ve lost the purpose of the first tummy tuck procedure.
Breasts lift (mastopexy)
After breastfeeding, the full breasts during pregnancy will deflate, and sag and, depending on your genetics you may be left with some stretch marks.
- To get your total, confident breasts back to their pre-baby look, you’d need a breast lift.
- The breast lift procedure helps to reshape the breast size and position them higher. The breast lift provides you with a well-defined breast shape that suits you.
- Some excess breast tissue and skin may be removed during the procedure, decreasing your breast size but returning them to their original location before sagging.
- You may desire a fuller breast, and adding a breast implant restore your fuller breasts.
- It is advised to wait until you are done breastfeeding and having children before taking up this procedure because another pregnancy may counter the effects of the breast lift.
- The breast lift procedure takes about 2 hours to complete, and you can go home immediately. You may experience some side effects like; soreness, swelling, and bruising in the treated area. All these will be rectified within a week after the procedure using prescribed oral medications.
The increase in the size of the body during pregnancy is not limited to the breasts and abdomen. Other areas increase in size, such as buttocks, hips, thighs, knees, arms, neck, and chin.
You’d need liposuction to remove the unwanted fat in any of these locations.
Liposuction is a permanent fat removal to assist body contouring and sculpting. You eliminate unwanted fat you couldn’t shed through dieting and exercising.
Maintain a healthy diet and lifestyle to keep your body fit as you can still gain weight naturally post-procedure.
You may need to avoid strenuous activities for a couple of days and slowly increase your activities as much as possible. You get home the same day, and if you sense any discomfort, it can be easily controlled with the prescribed medications.
Benefits of mommy makeover
It is necessary to be body positive as it influences our health and life choices.
Mommy Makeover combines all these cosmetic surgery procedures to get you back your pre-baby look. Other benefits of Mommy Makeover include;
Improved physical appearance
A mommy makeover gives you a new look that is well-defined and attractive. With a full hourglass figure, you may look even better than before baby. A gift to yourself after having your children.
Clothes become more fitting
With no-lose belly fat, you can wear any of your clothes, especially bikini and body con dresses, without worrying about your stomach or saggy breasts.
You can now walk with a big smile because of your renewed body confidence. This can impact all aspects of your life.
Without saggy skin and stretch marks, you can show off your body on the beach or wear tight-fitting clothes without self-conscious.
Mommy Makeover influences body positivity, and a happy mom is a happy home. Mommy Makeover combines some or all three cosmetic surgical procedures at once to give you your desired body. Book an appointment with Julian Institute of Plastic Surgery for a Mommy Makeover.