The common phrase “mommy makeover” in plastic surgery means plastic surgery of the abdomen and breasts. Undoubtedly, motherhood is a unique experience, but during it, the body is facing changes. Nonetheless, there are situations when body changes are so pronounced that women struggle not only with lost self-confidence, but also with discomfort.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body prepares for the birth of a new baby – the breasts enlarge and tighten in preparation for feeding the newborn, and the abdominal cavity expands to give the fetus enough space to develop. A woman’s whole body and organism prepares for a new life, but the skin is affected as a result: stretch marks often develop due to rapidly growing breasts and abdomen, after giving birth the skin does not return to its former position, the woman’s waist loses its shape, and the abdomen sags.
Abdominal and breast plastic surgery usually includes breast augmentation with implants and abdominoplasty. However, there are various cases, so it is possible to combine operations according to the individual needs of patients.
What is important to know?
It is necessary to visit and consult with a specialist before the operation. Don’t be afraid to ask questions and consult with several plastic surgeons to find the best fit for you. Also, it is necessary for smokers to give up this habit 6-8 weeks before the scheduled surgery, because smoking reduces blood flow to the skin, and as a result, the healing process takes longer. It is also important to pay attention to lactating mothers – it is endorsed to plan the operation (breast augmentation and lift) relatively 6 months after the end of breastfeeding, so that the body has time to recoup from hormonal changes.
Postoperative period and healing process:
The healing process depends on the types of surgeries chosen and other personal characteristics. Furthermore, in general, recovery from breast lift surgery takes 2 to 3 weeks, after liposuction about 1 to 3 weeks, and after tummy tuck surgery, you will be able to return to your normal routine about a month after surgery. It is significant to mention that some discomfort is felt after the operation, swellings and bruises are visible, but do not be upset, this is a normal reaction of the body.
Even though walking is recommended after surgery to prevent blood clots, vigorous physical activity and heavy lifting should be limited for about 8 weeks after surgery.
After the operation, it is indispensable to visit the plastic surgeon who carried on the operation on you at least twice for an examination. You will be able to enjoy the final result approximately 6 months after the surgery.
4 reasons why you should consider Mommy Makeover:
- Loose abdominal muscles and excess skin
During pregnancy, a woman’s belly stretches due to the rapidly growing fetus.
Consequently, mothers typically have lots of stretch marks, loose abdominal skin, and stretched, weakened abdominal muscles. A Mommy Makeover with a tummy tuck will tighten, firm, and rebuild the stomach muscles and remove excess skin, stretch marks on the lower abdomen, and fatty tissue.
- Get rid of excess fat
During the mommy makeover, stubborn fat from the lower stomach, hips, thighs, buttocks, and other trouble areas can be permanently eliminated. You’ll leave the procedure with more proportionately feminine contours.
- Deflated breasts
After nursing, breasts become saggy and deflated. Mommy makeover gives you the opportunity to combine breast augmentation, breast lift, and/or breast reshaping to restore your breasts to a more youthful perkiness, position, size, and shape.
- Recapturing your confidence, youth
Along with the physical benefits listed above come many other Mommy Makeover amenities. With a Mommy Makeover, you can pull out your favorite pre-pregnancy clothes that you’ve been keeping in the back of your closet and feel incredibly confident, sexy, and youthful as you can finally wear them and look as good as you used to.