We all have those days where we don’t feel confident in the way that we look. This feeling is especially present with women who have not fully lost baby weight from their pregnancies. For women, our bodies are always changing. After pregnancy, many women find that they don’t look or feel like themselves anymore. Stretched out skin and muscles, breasts that sag or lose volume, and pockets of fat that weren’t there before can put a real damper on your confidence.
Many mom’s struggle with this problem to lose the weight they gain after having a baby, and let’s face it, eating totally right and getting to the gym with a little one in tow just doesn’t happen regularly. This coupled with lack of sleep which also promotes weight gain, can mean a real challenge for some. Some studies show that it can take, at minimum, the length of a full-term pregnancy to get a new mom’s body back to its pre-pregnancy size and shape. So what to do? How about restoring your figure with the Mommy-Makeover?
What is a Mommy-Makeover?
The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to restore various parts of the body, particularly after pregnancy. It commonly includes a tummy tuck (to tighten abdominal muscles, and remove loose skin and fat in the abdomen) and breast augmentation (boob job) or a breast lift (to address breasts that have deflated or sagged). Liposuction may also be performed to help with body contouring.
Mom’s wear many different hats. Some work, all while caring for children, volunteering, and honoring other obligations struggling to find time for themselves in their schedule each day. The decision to have a mommy makeover is one that requires a lot of time and thought, but the results can be dramatic and amazing, and do wonders for your self-esteem.
Things to Remember:
· Recovery Time: Common recovery period for a Mommy-Makeover is two to four weeks. The most important thing after a Mommy-Makeover is to give yourself the chance to heal. It might be hard to sit there and not be able to do anything, but patience is a virtue. Good things come to those who wait, and your results will turn out better than ever.
· Choose the right doctor for you: Ask all the necessary questions that you would like to know. No question is ever stupid, and it is important to know everything before considering undergoing this procedure. The doctor performing your surgery should be a board-certified plastic surgeon. Ask around; find people who have used him/her, and get as much information as possible. Definitely check their website and online reviews.
· Exercise is still needed: Note, that this procedure in NOT the alternative to exercising. It is also not the alternative for losing large amounts of weight. The more active and healthy you are before surgery, the better your recovery will be. You will heal faster, feel better sooner, and be back to the gym before you know it.
A mommy makeover can be a life-changing experience. This procedure is a great way to fix common body issues women have after pregnancy, but you need to consider your lifestyle and whether you are truly ready for this change.
To learn more about the Mommy-Makeover procedure and what it can do for you, call (954) 983-1899 to request an appointment with Dr. Essie Yates, MD.