Experiencing the joys of new motherhood is one of the greatest thrills you’ve ever had. While you love every minute of your new role as a mommy, you can’t help but notice the changes that have occurred in your body. Perhaps you thought that your body would spring back into its old shape, but for most, that just didn’t happen.
The Mommy Makeover Option
A new trendy phrase in the world of moms is “mommy makeover.” After a woman gives birth, her body often looks substantially different from the way that it was before. She put on weight during the pregnancy and losing all of that weight at a moment’s notice is challenging. Many women choose to have a mommy makeover for this specific reason; they need assistance returning to their pre-pregnancy weight. However, they may also want to address issues with wrinkles on their face or sagging skin on their bodies.
Allowing Some Time to Heal
After pregnancy, women’s bodies need time to heal before they go into a surgery. For example, many women menstruate heavily for a few weeks following the birth of their children. In addition, if they are breastfeeding, they cannot have work done on that part of their body or spend that much time away from their children. As you are assessing your desire for a mommy makeover, you must also recognize the most appropriate time to undergo plastic surgery. At Athena Plastic Surgery, Dr. Avron Lipschitz will help determine the best time for you and your needs.
Setting Realistic Goals for Your Makeover
Your entire life has changed, and you cannot return to a point in the past. While you can restore your body to a state of its former glory, you should also remain realistic with your expectations. Ask yourself if you want to have the exact same body that you did before you became a mother. Opting for too many surgeries at the same time or right after one another can take away from some of the natural glow that new mothers experience. Make sure you carefully select the surgeries that fulfill your most pressing need.
Considering Your Own Recovery Time
When you consult with the specialist about your surgery, you must find out what the recovery time is and understand what a reasonable recovery period is for you right now. If you are the sole caretaker of your child, you may need to wait until your little one is old enough to be in the care of a grandparent for an extended period. Trying to tend to the needs of a newborn while you are recovering from plastic surgery is difficult if not dangerous. Of course, that depends upon the type of surgery that you have. Choosing a facelift, for example, is much different from undergoing liposuction or breast augmentation.
Make sure to take all of these factors into account when you are considering obtaining one or more of these, or other, mommy makeover procedures after giving birth to your child. At Athena Plastic Surgery, our medical team will work with you to customize your Mommy Makeover. We’ll help create a treatment plan that is tailored to your lifestyle and your needs. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation.