While it may be easy to love your new baby, loving the changes pregnancy has made to your body can be a tall order. Stretch marks, stubborn fat deposits, excess skin and even sagging, deflated breasts are not uncommon after pregnancy. If you had a C-section, the scar may be large or positioned badly. Some women even note changes to their facial structure, such as chubby cheeks or a wider nose. While time can reverse some of these changes, some require a more proactive approach. If you’re still not happy with your post-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover may be just what you need to reclaim your pre-baby body.
A Procedure Personalized to Your Needs
A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgical procedure tailored to address your specific complaints. As each woman and each pregnancy is different, what you want may differ from what another woman would choose. Most women want a tummy tuck to tighten loose skin on the abdomen and, possibly, a breast augmentation to restore lost volume. Others may think their stomach and breasts are fine, but are troubled by facial changes or excess fat on the thighs and butt. Your mommy makeover will be customized to suit your complaints specifically.
The Right Time for a Mommy Makeover
The body takes time to heal and return to its normal state after giving birth. If you did not breastfeed, most women are ready for surgery when their child is about a year old. If you did breastfeed, you’ll want to wait about a year to allow your breast tissue to return to its normal state. If your child is older, it’s never too late for a mommy makeover! You want to choose a time when you’ll have at least six weeks to recover fully, as inadequate recovery time can impact your results. Some women wait until their youngest child enters first grade to provide plenty of healing time. You will also want to be absolutely sure you are through having children before your procedure, as another pregnancy could undo all the surgeon’s work.
Your Overall Health
A mommy makeover makes large demands on your body, so you will want to be in good overall health and shape before undergoing surgery.
A mommy makeover can help erase any negative signs left by your pregnancy. Adapted to your specific needs and done according to your schedule, it’s a perfect way to reclaim your pre-baby body again. If you’d like to learn more about the options available to you, contact us today at Athena Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation at our office. We proudly serve the West Palm Beach area with locations in Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens.