Having a baby can be an exciting new time for you and your family. After your body has healed from childbirth, you can start exercising and amping up your nutrition even more to lose any excess baby weight you might have gained throughout pregnancy. However, despite eating healthy foods and staying active, you may experience difficulty with gaining back your pre-pregnancy body. When diet and exercise fail to help you lose weight, a mommy makeover could be your next best option.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that can help you restore your body to the way it was before you became pregnant. In most cases, a mommy makeover combines liposuction or tummy tuck with breast augmentation or breast lift, but you can combine any number of procedures based on your goals. For example, if you have excess fat deposits in your abdominal region and your breasts have sagged due to breastfeeding, you may want to combine tummy tuck with breast lift surgery. On the other hand, if pregnancy caused you to gain weight mainly in your hips and thighs, and your breasts have lost their volume, you can combine liposuction with breast augmentation.
Benefits associated with a mommy makeover
A mommy makeover can help restore youth to your overall appearance, especially on the areas of your body you want treated through surgery. Your breasts can be made to look like they did prior to your becoming pregnant, and your tummy and post-baby belly can look flatter and slimmer. A mommy makeover can also help your clothes and bathing suits fit more appropriately in a flattering manner. Most importantly, a mommy makeover can help you feel more confident, boost your self-esteem, and leave you feeling happier and energetic enough to take great care of yourself, and your new baby.
Is a mommy makeover right for you?
If you’re not quite sure whether a mommy makeover will benefit you, consider how you feel about your post-pregnancy body. Do you feel self-conscious or distressed about having stretch marks and a sagging tummy? Has your pregnancy affected the size and shape of your breasts in a manner you don’t agree with? Do you have stubborn pockets of fat on your arms, thighs, abdomen, or waist that have not responded well to diet and exercise? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover.
Signs you’re an ideal mommy makeover candidate
The purpose of having a mommy makeover is to reverse any unwanted physical changes your body has experienced that are associated with childbirth and motherhood. If your body has any of the following characteristics, you may be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover.
Your breasts have become saggy or uneven, or have lost their volume.
Your nipples have started to droop and point downward, and your areolas have stretched out.
Your breasts are out of proportion with the rest of your body, and may be contributing to back pain.
Your stomach has excess loose skin, and stretch marks remain visible.
You have excess fat deposits in your hips, thighs, love handles, and midsection.
Have you recently given birth and are experiencing difficulty with gaining back your pre-pregnancy body? Request a consultation with Monarch Plastic Surgery, or call us today at (913) 663-3838 for our Leawood and Lansing offices, or at (816) 436-3262 for our North Kansas City location to learn more about your options for cosmetic surgery.