Having a baby is one of the most exciting times of your life. Not only do you have a new human to love and take care of, but you’re also embarking on the excitement of parenthood.
However, despite all that you have to look forward to, you may miss your pre-baby body. Pregnancy can result in stretch marks, fat bulges, and sagging breasts. Despite a regular diet and exercise program, some of these issues likely can’t be resolved without the help of surgery.
Mommy makeovers are designed especially for new moms who want to restore their pre-baby bodies. A mommy makeover tackles sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, separated abdominal muscles, and pockets of fat — all of which are common after giving birth.
A mommy makeover can tighten skin, restore breasts to their natural position, and reduce loose skin and separated muscles in the abdominal region.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover surgery is custom-tailored to meet your needs following pregnancy and the birth of your child. In most cases, it involves a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast surgery. Some women choose to add additional procedures, such as vaginal rejuvenation or a Brazilian butt lift, for maximum results.
The tummy tuck is a traditional procedure to remove excess skin and fat in the abdominal region. If you’ve experienced separation of the abdominal muscles, surgical repairs to the muscles will tighten the area, resulting in a slimmer, tighter appearance. We can also use liposuction to remove fat pockets in the stomach and thighs.
Many women suffer from sagging breasts following pregnancy. Breast surgery can lift the breasts to their standard height and restore lost volume.
Some women find that a breast reduction can decrease sagging and remove the extra weight that may cause back pain. Other women want to enhance the volume of their breasts through augmentation or implants.
A vaginal rejuvenation procedure can help tighten the vaginal entrance and the muscles of the vagina. Many women find that natural childbirth loosens the vagina, reducing sexual satisfaction. Vaginal rejuvenation can return the vagina to its pre-baby size.
Finally, some women choose to include a Brazilian butt lift to enhance the shape of their backside following birth. A Brazilian butt lift involves using fat obtained from other parts of your body through liposuction to make the buttocks appear higher and rounder. Brazilian butt lifts can give your bottom half an hourglass appearance.
What Are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers offer many benefits, including the following.
Restoration and Enhancement of Your Pre-Baby Body
Having a child puts a lot of pressure on your body. Nine months of pregnancy, followed by childbirth and breastfeeding, can take a significant toll. Mommy makeovers allow new mothers to restore the body to the way it looked before having a child.
Addressing a Range of Concerns
Single cosmetic surgery procedures can address one particular concern, but new moms often face multiple changes to their bodies. Mommy makeovers are designed to effectively address numerous body changes that appear post-childbirth. Mommy makeover surgery is created especially for new moms.
Surgery Completed in One Session
Addressing multiple issues often involves several different surgeries. Completing surgical procedures in separate sessions results in the need for multiple general anesthesia administrations. Undergoing general anesthesia is tough on the body.
Mommy makeovers can be completed in one session, requiring only one general anesthesia sedation.
Only One Round of Recovery
While mommy makeovers combine various treatments, you won’t need to undergo a recovery period for each one. Your mommy makeover session will require one recovery since treatments are completed in a single session.
Single surgical sessions reduce the downtime necessary before you can return to caring for your baby and other responsibilities.
Remove Scars from Childbirth
Women who undergo C-sections are often left with a scar that takes time to heal. Tummy tucks performed during a mommy makeover surgery can potentially remove the scars associated with C-sections, resulting in a sleeker, smoother appearance of the abdomen.
Tummy tucks may also repair the stomach muscles and remove hernias commonly related to pregnancy.
Less Expensive Than Multiple Cosmetic Procedures
When undergoing a mommy makeover, you need only one surgical session. You get results without having to go to the hospital multiple times. Undergoing several treatments at once reduces the costs associated with scheduling various hospital stays and needing anesthesia.
With a single mommy makeover, you’ll get all of the benefits you want with a less-expensive price tag.
How Long Do Results from Mommy Makeover Surgery Last?
The results from a mommy makeover should last forever. You’ll want to make sure that you follow a regular diet and exercise program to maximize your results. Mommy makeovers can’t prevent future weight gain, so if you gain weight, the full results from your mommy makeover may not last.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeover surgeries are complicated, and no two individuals are the same. Schedule a consultation at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute (CASI) to find out if a mommy makeover might be the right solution for you.
Our experienced and knowledgeable surgeons will evaluate your medical history to determine whether you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
Ready to Get Back Your Pre-Baby Body?
To learn more about the mommy makeover surgery procedure, schedule a consultation at Chicago Aesthetic Surgery Institute. We service the greater Chicago area, including Chicago, Rosemont, and Hoffman Estates.
Our trained plastic surgeons will evaluate your goals and help you determine the next steps for returning your body to its pre-baby state. Contact us today.