For many moms, life can become a continuous cycle of hectic schedules and errands that can make it difficult to find the time to focus on themselves. With crazy schedules, kids, long days and household responsibilities, self-care often gets lost among all the noise that comes with being a mom. Many may come to accept their post-baby appearance as something they need to live with, like sagging skin around the abdomen or saggy breasts.
But this doesn’t have to be the case! We understand that feeling confident in one’s body is important for mothers, so we provide personalized Mommy Makeover procedures for women who are unsatisfied with their post-baby bodies. This procedure focuses on specific areas that have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. It reconnects moms with the confidence they once had in their appearance prior to having children. More than just being an aesthetic treatment, this surgery helps increase self-esteem. So this Mother’s Day, make sure you treat yourself as well, so you can feel confident and empowered while helping to care for your family.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is meant to restore a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy shape. This can be accomplished through a variety of procedures, such as breast augmentation, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), liposuction, labiaplasty and other body-contouring treatments. The goal of the surgery is to help women regain their confidence and improve their postpartum bodies.
What to Expect From a Mommy Makeover
The process begins with a consultation with your board-certified surgeon to assess your desired outcome and discuss the best procedures for your unique body shape. During the actual procedure, you will be given anesthesia to ensure that you are comfortable throughout the entire process. After the surgery is complete, you may be prescribed pain medication and antibiotics to help reduce discomfort and prevent infection.
Depending on the procedure, you may have to wear special garments or compression bandages for a few weeks after the surgery. After that, you should be able to resume your regular activities in little time!
What Can a Mommy Makeover Treat?
A Mommy Makeover can be tailored to any woman’s individual needs and goals. It can help improve the appearance of the abdomen, waistline, breasts and buttocks. Through liposuction, fat can be removed from stubborn problem areas such as the stomach, hips, thighs and flanks. A breast-augmentation procedure can enhance the size and shape of the breasts, while a breast-lift can help restore the breasts to their pre-pregnancy position. Tummy-tuck surgery can remove excess skin and tighten the abdominal muscles that may have been weakened during pregnancy. Lastly, an arm-lift or body-contouring procedure can help target any remaining problem areas to complete the Mommy Makeover look.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
Besides physically transforming your body, there are numerous psychological benefits associated with this procedure.
One of the most important benefits of a Mommy Makeover is that it can help a woman feel more confident in her body. After giving birth, many moms feel like they have lost their sense of self and are struggling to come to terms with their post-pregnancy figure. With this procedure, women can get back on track and regain the confidence they had before pregnancy. Furthermore, this procedure can help improve self-esteem and body image, as well as boost overall energy levels.
Finally, the physical benefits of a Mommy Makeover are significant. Depending on the procedures performed, you may experience improved shape and contour in the abdominal area, firmer breasts, or less fat in specific areas of your body. In addition to these direct results, many women report increased energy and improved self-image after their Mommy Makeover. Check out a Mommy Makeover story from our patient Tara.
When Is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?
The best time to have a Mommy Makeover is when you feel ready. It’s important to wait at least six months after giving birth before considering surgery. This ensures that your body has had enough time to heal and any residual swelling has subsided. Additionally, it’s important to get the approval of your doctor if you are breastfeeding or taking any medications prior to undergoing the procedure.
No matter what your reasons are for wanting a Mommy Makeover, it’s important to remember that this is an individual decision. Ultimately, you should talk to your doctor and decide if this is the right choice for you.
Whether you want to restore your pre-baby body or just feel more confident in your new post-baby body, a Mommy Makeover can help you achieve the look you desire. So this Mother’s Day, give yourself the gift of self-confidence and reclaim your body through a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Peterson!
Learn more by calling us today to schedule a consultation.