Many times, women desire to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies, and strive to do so though diet and exercise. While this is a good start to regaining your figure, you may find that you need a little extra help. Mommy makeover surgery can be described as a series or combination of cosmetic procedures that reshape and enhance the body, post-maternity. After the effects of pregnancy, procedures of the breast and body can help a woman reclaim the body she once had.
Candidates for a mommy makeover include women who are unhappy with the look of their body after the effects of pregnancy and breast feeding. It is recommended for women who do not plan to have additional children; as an additional pregnancy can reverse what was corrected during a mommy makeover.
Because each woman is affected by pregnancy in a different way, a single procedure, or a combination of procedures may be recommended as part of your mommy makeover. However, most mommy makeovers include a body reshaping procedure – a tummy tuck (also known as an abdominoplasty) and/or liposuction for problem areas. Depending on the size of the breasts after breast feeding, mommy makeovers can include a breast reduction, breast lift, or breast enhancement (breast implant) procedure.
Frequently Asked Questions about Mommy Makeovers
Every surgical procedure requires a period of recovery, and while undergoing two or three different procedures at the same time does not mean that you will heal any faster, it does mean that you will only have to go through the healing process once, rather than multiple times. A tummy tuck or breast lift procedure can typically require 7-10 days before you can comfortably return to even light work, much less get back to a regular exercise regimen or more intense physical labor. Combining procedures can reduce the overall amount of time that you will spend out of commission and allow you to get back to your regular activities with less interruption.
The following doctors perform Mommy Makeovers at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Click on a doctor to learn more about their practice and to view Before & After mommy makeover surgery photographs.