Children are a true blessing in our lives, but let’s be honest: giving birth will change your body in ways you never thought possible and while you would never give your children up for a perfect body, you may be wishing you could get your pre-baby body back.
Many women notice that their tummies never return to their pre-pregnancy flatness, no matter how much they diet or exercise. Breastfeeding can cause breasts to sag and even lose volume. Your buttocks can also be affected by pregnancy and lose its shape.
Cosmetic Surgery for Moms
Some women may decide they only want a breast lift or breast augmentation. Others may opt for liposuction or even a tummy tuck to flatten their stomach areas. Still others may want to go for the “whole works,” that we call a “Mommy Makeover.”
A Mommy Makeover isn’t one procedure but one or more that target the areas of the body most affected by pregnancy (the breasts, stomach area and buttocks).
Here’s more detail on the procedures that can be included in a Mommy Makeover”
- Tummy Tuck. This is the cosmetic surgery most requested by moms. Known as an abdominoplasty, this surgery removes excess fat and skin and then tightens the stomach muscles. It also can remove stretch marks and C-section scars.
- Liposuction. If you’re just worried about excess fat on your tummy, liposuction may be a good choice for you (it’s less invasive than an abdominoplasty). Liposuction removes fat only; it doesn’t make stomach muscles stretched by pregnancy taut. Liposuction often is used in conjunction with a tummy tuck for new moms who want some contours restored to their abdomen area. (Pregnancy can cause a woman’s pelvic area to expand, leaving her waist to look larger and liposuction around the waist can help restore that hourglass shape.)
- Breast Lift and/or Breast Augmentation. Breasts do tend to droop after pregnancy/breastfeeding; they also can lose volume. A breast lift (mastopexy) can fix drooping breasts (if they still have good volume), while breast augmentation can lift the breasts as well as give them more fullness with breast implants.
- Brazilian Butt Lift. While a woman’s waist may appear as if it has expanded post-baby (even after she’s lost the baby weight), her buttocks may become a bit smaller or even sag after giving birth. Women who elect to have fat removed from their stomach area could have the fat transferred to their buttocks for a Brazilian butt lift.
A Mommy Makeover Can Give You a Pre-Baby Appearance Quickly
Having all of the desired procedures done at once means you won’t have to have a second or third procedure as you work with Dr. Bonnor to get your slender body back. A Mommy Makeover also is less costly than having each procedure performed separately. You should note that your recovery post-surgery will be longer when you have several procedures performed at once.