Having a baby is not only a life-changing experience, it’s also a body-changing experience. All women who have gone through the experience of motherhood know this. Several physical changes occur during pregnancy, all of which are necessary to support the new life growing within but not all aesthetically pleasing. Let’s take a look at these changes:
- You gain weight, especially in the abdomen but not only. Many women accumulate generalized pounds.
- Stretch marks appear on the breasts, abdomen, thighs, sometimes even on the arms.
- Due to the hormones, it can increase water retention and cellulite.
- You also lose volume in your breasts and they tend to fall downwards at the end of breastfeeding.
These changes can negatively affect the self-esteem of the new mother. She, although happy with motherhood, finds herself living in a body that she no longer recognizes and does not love. With Mommy Makeover you can restore your body to how it was pre-pregnancy—or perhaps more to your liking—in one dramatic operation. That’s why more and more new mothers are thinking of resorting to the Mommy Makeover.
Mommy Makeover: Abdominoplasty, Breast Augmentation, and Breast Lift in a combo is it possible?
Procedures that are often included in a mommy makeover include:
Abdominoplasty — It is a surgery that aims to restore a slim, flat, and smooth stomach. In a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty, excess skin and stubborn pockets of fat are removed to get rid of belly wrinkles, folds, and bulges. The procedure may also include tightening and reconnecting abdominal muscles that have stretched and separated in pregnancy. This not only strengthens and flattens your abdomen but pulls in your waist for younger-looking curves. It also erases stretch marks. You will be able to sit without the “belly” effect, and the clothes will fit better. It is one of the most popular mommy makeover treatments.
Liposuction — minimally invasive surgery to remove pockets of fat that remain even after adopting healthy eating and exercise habits. Liposuction uses a thin tube, called a canula, to break up and suction out areas of excess fat. This sculpts the treated areas for more attractive contours and permanently eliminates fat cells from your body. Liposuction can be used on the thighs, hips, abdomen, buttocks, or upper arms.
Breast surgery — which might include a breast lift, breast augmentation, or breast reduction, to correct sagging, reshape your breasts, and adjust their size to be in better harmony with your other features. Some women need a breast lift, others may want to have a breast augmentation, and some women want to have both of them. This is a personal decision that the woman and her doctor discuss to ensure the patient gets the outcome they desire.
However, not all women are the same. While most new mothers want to retouch their belly and breasts, others may have different or additional needs:
- Soft beauty treatments to optimize results
- Buttocks augmentation
- In some cases, think about intimate surgery. Although little is said about it, many women feel uncomfortable due to changes in the shape of the vagina. In some cases, this creates real physical problems, including incontinence.
It is essential to have a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to decide which procedures are best for you.
The postoperative mommy makeover will vary according to the combination of procedures performed during the operation. Normally, the patient should be hospitalized for at least 24 hours and given analgesics during the first 72 hours. Normally, any bandages placed over incisions will remain in place for a few days, and parts of the body may require an elastic bandage or garment to be worn for a few weeks to keep swelling under control. Most scars will fade in approximately six months. Most women must endure at least a week of absolute rest, especially after major operations such as abdominoplasty. After about ten days, you can go back to work and carry out light tasks, while you can do all the usual activities after about 6 weeks.
Whatever combination you decide on with your cosmetic surgeon, the goal of a mommy makeover is to restore a younger-looking, fresher, firmer, and more balanced body to make you look and feel your best. But the most important result of a Mommy Makeover, of course, is the psychological one. New mothers who finally see themselves in the body that they feel right and that they have always loved, are happier and live better. So, it is clever and efficient to combine Plastic Surgery procedures so that there is only a single anesthetic, a single recovery, and a single period of downtime afterward.