Having children may be the most wonderful experience of your life, yet it can take its toll on your body. Most women recognize right away that their bodies don’t just bounce back into their pre-pregnancy shape immediately, even after months or years of exercise and healthy dietary choices.
For the majority of women out there, pregnancy can take a toll on your body, especially affecting your stomach and your breasts. If you’re looking for a remedy to this common post-pregnancy body change, a mommy makeover may be the best solution to help you look and feel like your old self again.
The Mommy Makeover: A Solution to the Post-Pregnancy Body
Women on average will gain anywhere from 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy, normally in the stomach, breasts, hips, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. Breasts will also increase in size from weight gain and to prepare for breast-feeding.
As a baby begins to grow, so does a woman’s body. This could cause the abdominal muscles to weaken and the skin on the stomach to stretch considerably. As a result, most women will struggle with the common issue of stretch marks as the collagen in the skin on the stomach breaks down. Stretch marks are normally red or purple in color and can be found on the lower stomach and around the belly button.
Even after you’ve taken the time to lose weight and get back in shape after having several children, that doesn’t guarantee that your skin or body proportions will bounce back right away. This is precisely why so many women turn to a mommy makeover, which uses cosmetic procedures to restore the original shape and proportions back to your body.
A mommy makeover will include such plastic surgery procedures as:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Butt lift
A mommy makeover may include some or all of the above procedures, depending upon an individual patient’s needs. After breast-feeding, many women are in desperate need of restoring shape and firmness to their now deflated breasts, so they may consider both breast implants and a breast lift. For women with larger breasts as a result of pregnancy, a breast reduction may be an ideal option.
Most women will use a full tummy tuck to tighten and smooth excess skin and fat around the abdominal area. For minor fatty deposits in this area, a mini tummy tuck can be used. Women may also choose liposuction to sculpt and tone their lower back, hips, and thighs so that their body is overall more proportionate.
One of the latest trends in the mommy makeover is that many more women have been requesting a Brazilian butt lift as a part of their procedure. This surgery can bring the buttocks back to their former shape by lifting and toning to enhance a woman’s natural assets.
A mommy makeover is an ideal procedure for a woman who doesn’t plan to have any more children, is at a stable weight, and is finished breast-feeding to help her feel like her best self again.
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