Pregnancy can take its toll on a woman’s body. After having children, some women are embracing the mommy makeover to reclaim their bodies and resolve physical issues that might have occurred after childbearing. It is common for people considering this procedure to have many questions, so check the answers and explanations below to learn all the most important details.
What procedures are included?
Typically, this plastic surgery involves work on both the breasts and the abdomen. The surgeon will resolve issues with sagging and deflation of the breasts and problems with bulging and stretch marks in the abdomen.
When is the best time to have the surgery?
I advise patients that the best time for a mommy makeover is after the childbearing years. Generally, it’s best to allow natural weight loss to occur after the birth of a baby. Breastfeeding should also be finished, and a few months should elapse to allow the breasts to return to their original size.
What happens during surgery?
Surgeons will lift the breasts to eliminate sagginess. Surgery can also involve implants or a size reduction, depending on individual needs of the patient. For the abdomen, physicians will tighten abdominal muscles and make the waist smaller. The procedure can also include removal of excess skin with stretch marks.
What happens if another pregnancy occurs?
A subsequent pregnancy may not be optimal, because you could undo the work performed on the body. After having another baby, your body may not return to its post-surgery condition due to additional stretching.
Can Caesarean moms have this procedure?
Mothers who have had a Caesarean section are definitely candidates for this surgery. In fact, the procedure can even remove the bothersome scar and excess skin to improve the natural contour of the abdomen.
If you’re ready to explore a mommy makeover, I’ll be happy to provide an in-depth consultation to help you learn about your options.