Mommy makeovers can be a great way for women to take back control of their bodies after giving birth and nursing their infants. These treatments help new moms feel better about their bodies and reclaim their pre-baby physique.
A woman’s body shape will change dramatically during pregnancy, nursing and motherhood. The body parts that tend to expand to accommodate the growing baby do not automatically return to their former shape after birth. Many moms end up feeling frustrated at their appearance weeks, months and years later.
After pregnancy, breasts often lose their shape, perkiness, and youthful fullness and tightness. Nursing can cause the skin around the nipple (called the areolae) to enlarge, and when it subsides, the proportions go askew.
The abdomen, obviously, is also affected. The muscles stretch and spread, the skin loses its elasticity and stretch marks start to accumulate, not to mention new stubborn fatty deposits.
A mommy makeover is a descriptive term, not a procedure, so you can customize the makeover to get the look you want. Recovery time will depend on what procedures are done but can range from two to three weeks. Exercise and heavy lifting (such as picking up your children) should wait at least six weeks. Having several procedures being done at the same time will not lengthen your recovery time; your body will heal in the same amount of time.
When considering a mommy makeover, remember an additional pregnancy or weight gain will compromise the results, so the procedures should not be done if you are planning on having more children.
Having children is a wonderful experience but it does not have to mean the end of a young-looking body. A mommy makeover combination of treatments can leave you feeling better about yourself and more confident in the future. Call Empire Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa for a free consultation at (239) 900-9640.