Pregnancy can take its toll on the body. The breasts become larger, the belly stretches outward and many women add extra weight in other areas of their body. While the body is incredible and recovers quickly after giving birth, many women mourn their pre-pregnancy body. Becoming a mother is a wonderful experience, but if you want to reshape your body post-pregnancy, it may be time for a “Mommy Makeover” procedure.
What Is a “Mommy Makeover”?
First of all, every woman is different and has unique body challenges recovering from pregnancy. Some women may only have a slight pooch on their abdomen, while others have excess skin and laxity that refuses to tighten with exercise. Breasts may sag or become smaller, and vaginal issues can occur. The “Mommy Makeover” is not one procedure, but it is a combination of procedures tailored to the individual’s concerns. These can include:
- Tummy tuck, with or without liposuction
- Diastasis recti repair
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Vaginoplasty or labiaplasty
- Buttock or thigh lift
The goal of a “Mommy Makeover” is to address the changes to the body from pregnancy. These changes are different for each woman depending on how many times she has been pregnant, genetics, lifestyle and other factors.
When Is the Best Time for a “Mommy Makeover”?
It is usually best to wait at least six months after giving birth to have a tummy tuck or any other major plastic surgery. It is important to give your body time to recover on its own, and most new mothers want to be able to hold and lift their newborn.
While you can have a “Mommy Makeover” and get pregnant again, the body will lose the changes made during pregnancy. Many women wait until they have their last child to seek a “Mommy Makeover” to rejuvenate their body from the stress of pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding. It is a gift to themselves to celebrate the next phase of their life and reclaim a more youthful body.
If you are unhappy with changes to your abdomen, breasts or other areas of your body that occurred due to becoming a mom, a “Mommy Makeover” may be right for you. To learn more about the different procedures you can include in your makeover, contact us at Los Angeles Plastic Surgery. We will schedule a private consultation with Dr. Anastasatos to discuss your customized “Mommy Makeover”.