As rewarding as motherhood can be, not all women are in love with the changes they’ve noticed in their bodies as a result of pregnancy, childbirth, nursing and age. A mommy makeover is a customized combination of aesthetic procedures designed to help you reclaim your pre-pregnancy figure so you don’t need to sacrifice your body in order to have a family.
Contact us online today to learn more about your options to enhance your appearance with a mommy makeover. The Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas helps women from Austin, Round Rock and throughout Texas. Count on our team to help you look rejuvenated through a wide range of cosmetic procedures.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Pregnancy, nursing and childbirth can take a big physical toll on your body. While the abdominal muscles are designed to stretch during pregnancy, they don’t always return to their former firmness. The natural swelling of the breasts that usually occurs during pregnancy combined with the effects of nursing can also cause the breasts to appear deflated or to droop.
Understanding the Procedure
The goal of a mommy makeover is to enhance your natural assets and help you learn to love your body again. A mommy makeover begins with a one-on-one consultation. During this time, you and your plastic surgeon will have an in-depth discussion about your appearance goals. Your surgeon will listen to your reasons for wanting a mommy makeover and make suggestions about the best approach for your needs. Next, the procedure or procedures are scheduled. While many of the procedures can be performed simultaneously, others may need to be scheduled in stages.
Just as pregnancy affects each woman differently, every mommy makeover is unique. Because each mommy makeover is customized to the individual’s needs, the specific procedures can vary.
Some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are:
- Breast augmentation to restore lost volume
- A breast lift to provide a more youthful breast position
- Abdominoplasty to tighten and tone the midsection
- Liposuction to target stubborn pockets of fat
In addition to surgery, some women choose to pursue other nonsurgical cosmetic treatments as part of their mommy makeovers. For example, BOTOX® Cosmetic injections can be included to smooth away facial wrinkles, while dermabrasion removes sun-damaged skin for a youthful glow. These less invasive procedures can provide a quick pick-me-up that lasts for several months.
Recovery and Results
The recovery process will be a bit different for each woman who undergoes a mommy makeover. This is because of the difference in approach used for each individual. Healing time will vary based on the number of procedures and how extensive the approach. However, most women can return to their daily routines within one to two weeks, gradually resuming more strenuous activities over the following weeks and months.
A mommy makeover from the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery of Central Texas can help you feel better about your post-pregnancy figure. Although it is important to maintain realistic expectations, you can expect to see a welcome improvement in your appearance. The goal of every mommy makeover is for a beautiful, natural look that brings out the best in your body.