You’re a mother, and you love being able to care for your little bundle of joy. It’s that baby that makes all the body imperfections you see worth it, right? Even so, you may still be a bit frustrated with what you’re seeing in the mirror. You’re just not happy with your body.
The first thing you should know is that you are not alone. Everyone’s body changes during pregnancy, but not everyone’s body snaps back to looking like it did pre-pregnancy. Actually, most women never achieve their pre-pregnancy back.
What You’re Dealing with Now
When you look in the in mirror, you probably notice the following:
- Your breasts are not as perky as they were before pregnancy.
- The tummy area may not be as flat.
These concerns are common for new mommies, such as yourself. They aren’t impossible to get rid of either.
Yes, despite the work you’ve done at the gym already and all the healthy foods you’ve been consuming. Losing weight and exercising just isn’t enough sometimes to tone up the abdominal area and firm up your breasts. The body needs help because it’s been through so many changes over the last year.
When you were pregnant, your breasts grew to double or triple their size. After you had the baby and nursing, your breasts most likely have deflated from holding baby’s milk and they are sagging. On top of that, if you’ve lost weight, they are even smaller. They just aren’t the full, perky breasts you’re used to seeing pre-pregnancy.
The stomach is a whole other situation. Again, the skin stretched when your baby was growing inside of you. It also lost elasticity and muscle because it was in that state for several months. After having the baby and losing the added weight from pregnancy, you may just see skin hanging. This is completely normal and for some people, the skin will never shrink back.
Not all hope is lost, though. There’s something you can do about it – a mommy makeover.
About the Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover performed by an experienced plastic surgeon can correct exactly what you’re unhappy with when you look at yourself in the mirror. This includes a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Understanding each procedure will help you become more comfortable with the thought of having them done to improve the look of your body.
The breast augmentation procedure can restore your breasts, so they look aesthetically pleasing. This procedure may include a breast lift, which will involve removing some of the extra skin to tighten the area and bring the breasts up.
Breast implants may be a consideration if you would like bigger breasts or you would like a fuller appearance. When meeting with the plastic surgeon, he will be able to advise you on the sizes that would help achieve your desired results.
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)
An abdominoplasty procedure, also known as a tummy tuck, restores and adjusts the abdominal wall. During this procedure, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen. The plastic surgeon can also repair the abdominal muscle if it was damaged during pregnancy.
Removing the excess skin and fat will result in a flatter, tighter tummy and smaller waist. Many people are amazed that most, if not all, of their stretch marks are gone as well.
The concern most patients have is about scarring, but there’s nothing to worry about because the scarring is hidden underneath the underwear line. The only time it will be visible is when you are completely naked, and you will have to look for it to see it.
Liposuction may be part of a mommy makeover to remove unwanted fat in other areas of the body. It can be used on the thighs, buttocks, neck, back, calves, back of the arms, and chin. A hollow instrument called the cannula is inserted under the skin and a vacuum sucks the fat through the cannula to remove it. The best way to know if you should have this procedure added into your mommy makeover is to contact your plastic surgeon.
When to Get a Mommy Makeover
While it is perfectly fine to have a mommy makeover and then have another baby, it’s best to wait until you’re done having them unless you want to repeat the mommy makeover. Most people find it’s better to wait, so they can hold onto the results for as long as possible.
Contact Us for a Mommy Makeover
Suffolk Plastic Surgeons, PC is the preferred plastic surgery office in East Setauket, NY. We offer all the procedures included in a mommy makeover, as well as many others such as browlift, rhinoplasty, body lift, and Coolsculpting.
Please contact us for a consultation appointment by calling 631-364-0333 or clicking here to send us a message.