When you become pregnant, your body undergoes some incredible changes to enable you to carry and then nurse your child. Your abdomen will grow to accommodate your unborn baby, your breasts will also get larger.
When this happens, it can cause your skin to stretch beyond its usual capabilities. Excess weight, over-stretched, sagging skin, deflated-looking breasts, and stretch marks are just some of the most common changes that new moms experience. Unfortunately, they are problems that are difficult to solve through diet and exercise alone.
Many new moms who experience unwanted changes to their body find that it has a significant effect on their confidence and self-esteem. Social anxiety, feeling unable to wear the clothes that you once did, depression, and even shame are a few of the psychological difficulties faced by moms.
Fortunately, there is a solution that can help you to regain the shape that you deserve and give you back the confidence that you deserve. Mommy Makeover is a common treatment performed at Weston Center for Plastic
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is the term used to describe a series of cosmetic surgery procedures that, while sometimes performed on their own, are combined into one surgical appointment. These procedures are those that are most commonly requested by moms to address the areas of the body that are usually most significantly affected.
Breast lift/augmentation surgery
The breasts are affected by both pregnancy and by nursing the baby if the new mom so chooses. During the pregnancy and immediately after, the breasts swell with milk, causing the skin to stretch to accommodate their new size. However, once no longer pregnant or nursing, the mom may find that her previously pert and enlarged breasts lose volume. This can cause sagging and excess skin to occur.
A breast lift is a highly popular cosmetic surgery designed to tighten the skin across surrounding the breasts, so that they sit higher and look fuller and younger. If your breasts are particularly deflated, you may wish to combine a lift with breast augmentation – a surgery that uses implants to increase the volume of the breasts and help you to regain a curvier, more feminine shape.
Unsurprisingly, the abdomen is the area of the body that undergoes the most significant change during pregnancy. Sizes and shapes of baby bumps can differ dramatically, but invariably your mid-section grows by a substantial amount. Even if you are fortunate enough to be able to lose the excess weight fairly quickly, you may be left with sagging skin, stretch marks, and a loss of tone across the entire abdomen area.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, is a surgical procedure that focuses on tightening the abdominal muscles as well as the skin that covers them. Any excess skin, including that which contains stretch marks, can be removed, and the entire area is then smoother and flatter.
Most of us have some small areas of excess fat on our bodies that simply do not seem to get any smaller or more toned, no matter how much we diet and exercise. These stubborn fat pockets are usually found on the lower half of the body, principally the hips, thighs, buttocks and stomach. Liposuction is currently the only proven cosmetic surgery procedure that can address these areas, breaking up and sucking out the excess fat and leaving the patient with a smoother, more streamlined silhouette.
Why combine these procedures into a Mommy Makeover?
The main reason that these procedures are combined into a single surgery is to enable you, as a busy mom, to only need experience one episode of going under the knife, and one recovery period. It also means that your entire shape can be transformed at once, rather than stretching the surgeries and recovery periods over a number of months.
Most patients agree that one, more complex recovery period is preferable and easier to manage than multiple surgeries.
If you are a mom who is struggling to embrace your post-baby body, you aren’t alone. If you are considering cosmetic surgery, let us assess your candidacy for a Mommy Makeover. Our discreet and professional team would be delighted to schedule your appointment with our experienced plastic surgery team in Weston, Fl. Call Weston Center for Plastic Surgery today at 954-228-6052 to learn more.