Mommy makeover: How long should I wait?
If you are thinking about a mommy makeover, most probably you are wondering about the best time to do it. It’s a natural question and one of the most common ones our patients have. The mommy makeover addresses specific body changes that occur after pregnancy by combining procedures such as liposuction and breast enhancement. But what if you decide to have more children? The right answer is very individual and mostly based on preference. However, there are some common issues all women face.
What is included in the mommy makeover?
Before we go any further, you must understand all that’s included in the mommy makeover. This procedure can accomplish a lot and help you get your post-pregnancy body back in no time. Breast and body procedures will be combined to get better results. The ultimate goal is to rejuvenate the areas most affected by pregnancy so you can recover your pre-pregnancy body. Most procedures focus on the breast and abdomen, which are the toughest regions of the body to alter after having children.
The abdomen should be the first area of focus after pregnancy. It’s common for pregnancy to cause muscles in the tummy to loosen and detach. Some women may feel a bit embarrassed and look like they are still pregnant long after they have given birth. Even when you implement a proper nutrition and exercise program, the rectus must be surgically tightened; otherwise, you may never regain a flat stomach.
A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, can help you create a flat abdomen by removing extra skin in the abdomen and stretching it downward. The incision is concealed as it’s made vertically at the bikini line. A traditional tummy tuck may not be enough as the separated muscles must also be repaired along with the tummy tuck to slim down the whole belly.
Liposuction is another procedure commonly used to re-contour the belly after childbirth. Excess fat tends to accumulate in the midsection during pregnancy. Liposuction involves removing excess fatty tissue with a suctioning device through small incisions in the skin. The key is removing as much fat as possible to create a slimmer shape, particularly in the abdomen, hips, waistline, thighs, and arms. There are minimal scarring and downtime. This procedure is typically included with the tummy tuck to provide a complete contour enhancement.
The breast is another area of concern for most women after childbirth. Breasts will enlarge naturally and shrink post-pregnancy, especially after breastfeeding leaving the breasts with sagging and lack of volume above the nipple. Breast enhancement procedures such as breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction can be performed combined to achieve better results. Your surgeon will help you decide what you should include in your mommy makeover.
To figure out whether a mommy makeover is right for you, you must first schedule a consultation with Dr. Fisher. He will thoroughly evaluate your goals and determine the best course of action based on your post-pregnancy state and goals. If you would like to book a free consultation with Dr. Fisher, call today.