Did you know that a mommy makeover involves several surgeries and procedures?
Maybe you have just had your baby and would like to have your body back to its initial looks. Getting your young-looking body back again through a mommy makeover is possible. You can rock that bikini during the summer and show off your curves as you did before the baby. However, there are some things you need to know about the procedure before you proceed.
A mommy makeover needs you to fulfill some requirements. It is an intense procedure, so you must be sure you want to get it. Here are some things you should know.
There is a misconception propagated by the media that you can snap your body back immediately after giving birth. It is unsafe to have the procedure just a few weeks or months after giving birth. The body must first recover from the birthing process before any procedure.
A reputable plastic surgeon will recommend at least six months of recovery before getting the series of procedures. It is the minimum amount of time you need for your body to recover from the stress of pregnancy and birth.
Celebrities who snap back quickly after giving birth usually use several strategies. They often work with nutritionists and trainers for good nutrition and light exercises. It ensures that they do not gain too much weight in the first place.
If you gain too much weight during pregnancy, you will have to lose most of it after. You will also have quite a bit of loose skin when you lose weight. It will mean that you will need surgical resection to get rid of the excess skin. If you can control the weight you gain, the only procedure you will need will be a mini tummy tuck. A mini tummy tuck means a shorter recovery period and less scarring.
There are different procedures performed during a mommy makeover, and they are personalized. Depending on your preferences for the outcome, you may get only some or all the procedures. The main procedures are:
You can get a breast lift and an augmentation if you want one. These procedures help a woman’s breasts return to their original shape and size. A woman’s breasts expand and contract dramatically during milk production, significantly affecting their shape and size. They will become flatter and sag more and may also become smaller.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure where the surgeon removes stubborn fat deposits. Usually, it is performed before a tummy tuck and commonly performed if you develop love handles. It can also be performed on other body parts like the thighs or hips if you have gained fat there.
A tummy tuck involves the surgeon stretching and tightening the skin and muscles of the abdomen. They will make a long incision, usually along the bikini line, that allows them to do this procedure. They also repair any muscle damage from the pregnancy.
For more on how soon after having a baby you can get a mommy makeover, call Aron Kressel, MD, at (212) 772-6968 to reach our office in New York, New York.