It can be frustrating for a mother to see images of celebrities who have recently given birth but look slim just weeks afterward. Many mothers are extremely happy that they have children, but they feel dissatisfied with what pregnancy and childbirth have done to their body. These things have led to more and more women being interested in getting a mommy makeover. We would love to tell you about the procedures that are involved in the makeover and help you get started on your journey to regaining your pre-baby body.
Learn More About What the Mommy Makeover Accomplishes
It is important for a person to have a realistic idea about what any cosmetic procedure can do for them before they decide that it is right for them. While it is common for people to say that a mommy makeover will just snap a person back to the way they looked before their babies came along, this is not true. It is good to understand that pregnancy and childbirth put a lot of stress on the body. So it is never a good idea to have a cosmetic procedure done too quickly after a pregnancy. In most cases, it is recommended that a woman wait six months or more before having the procedure done. Part of the reason why this is necessary is because the abdominal tissue will be able to fully heal before any surgical work is done in the area.
If surgery is not performed on most celebrities right after they have a baby, you may be wondering how they look so great so quickly after giving birth. There are a couple of different methods that are used. In most cases, famous individuals work with nutritionists, personal trainers, and other professionals throughout their pregnancy. They usually live a healthy lifestyle, which means eating appropriate foods and getting the right amount of exercise. All of this means that they are not gaining that much weight before the baby comes along.
One of the best things that a mother can do in the days of her pregnancy is to live a healthy lifestyle. She can work closely with her doctor to come up with a healthy diet plan and determine the right type of exercise for her needs. This means fewer pounds need to be lost after pregnancy and less stretching of the skin will occur.
However, the truth is that diet and exercise will not lead to a woman having her pre-baby body after her baby comes along. There are a lot of things that can contribute to weight gain, including hormonal changes. So she may exercise regularly and eat a healthy diet but be left with a muffin top or love handles after pregnancy. Pregnancy also damages the muscles in the abdominal area and can lead to stretched and loose skin. A woman may be left with a belly that looks like it is sticking out even though she is quite slim after pregnancy. This is because the abdominal walls are not as strong as they once were. A mommy makeover can address all of these things.
What Does the Procedure Involve?
The first thing that you should know about this procedure is that it is actually a collection of procedures that are designed to help you get back your pre-baby body. The procedures that we offer you are going to be customized based on your specific needs.
One of the most prominent features of this makeover is a tummy tuck. This is designed to address the abdominal muscles that have been damaged. You have likely found that no amount of exercise has been able to strengthen them enough where they function and look normal. The surgeon may stitch together any tissue that has been torn in order to promote proper healing. The tummy tuck will also address loose and stretched skin. Some skin will be removed, and the skin that is left will be pulled tight. If a woman is dealing with stubborn pockets of fat in her abdominal area, liposuction may be used to flatten the areas out.
The breasts are often addressed during a mommy makeover. This is another part of the procedure that is fully customized to each woman who chooses to have the surgery performed. Some women need a breast lift, others need breast augmentation, and some women opt for both procedures. The idea is to deal with any sagging and help a woman feel completely satisfied with her breasts after the surgery. Breast-feeding can lead to the loss of breast volume, so this can be addressed by lifting the breasts. Implants may be needed to get the best results. The nipples will also be addressed if it is necessary. Part of the breast lift could be making sure that they point in the right direction.
Liposuction can also be used on other parts of the body in order to give a woman the body that she desires. For example, some women find that they are dealing with large love handles after pregnancy. This may be due to genetics. Liposuction would be performed in order to get rid of the fatty deposits in the lower back and sides.
There are a variety of forms of liposuction that are currently available. The basic idea behind the procedure is to surgically remove unwanted fat. An incision is made in an area where fatty deposits exist. Then, a thin tube is inserted into the incision in order to gently suction the fat out. Some forms of liposuction use heat in order to melt the fat before it is removed. In addition to making it easier to remove the fat by heating it, the heat actually causes the collagen in the skin to contract, which provides the benefit of tightening the skin. If you have unwanted fat that has developed during pregnancy on your hips, thighs, back, or other areas, all of these things may be addressed during the mommy makeover.
Things to Know Before Booking a Consultation
If these are all areas that you would like to have addressed, you may be interested in visiting Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery to learn more about this makeover. We are excited to help you. Here are some things that you should know as you determine if this procedure is right for you.
In order for you to be a good candidate for any of the procedures mentioned above, you need to be in good health. Smokers do not make good candidates, so you will need to stop smoking at least three or four weeks before surgery. You will need to mention any health conditions that you have as well as any medications that you take when you visit us for your initial consultation.
The mommy makeover is not designed to help a woman lose weight. A woman may walk away a few pounds lighter after the procedure, but the weight loss will not be significant. In order for a woman to qualify for this procedure, she will need to be at a healthy weight. Since most women need to wait six months from the time they give birth to qualify for this procedure, it is good if they lose most of their baby weight during this time period. A woman should not be more than 20 to 25 pounds over her ideal weight as she considers this procedure.
In most cases, it is good for a woman to be done with having children before she decides to go through with these procedures. These procedures will not make it so that she cannot have children. However, it is a good idea for a woman to be done having children because the results that she gets from the procedures will not last if she goes through another pregnancy. For example, if her abdominal muscles are addressed during a procedure and the skin is tightened, her abdominal muscles and skin will be stretched again if she goes through a later pregnancy. It is possible to have revision surgeries, but it is usually best to have the surgery performed just one time after you are done having children. This reduces the risk of unwanted scarring and complications.
You will need to have a sufficient amount of time to recover after the makeover procedure. It is good to be aware of the fact that the recovery is not going to be short. If a tummy tuck it is performed, the first two weeks of the recovery will likely require you to stay in bed. Then it takes another two months or so before you will be able to get back to normal life, including lifting your children. So it is good to consider how your children will be cared for if you decide to have this surgery relatively soon after giving birth.
You will need to have someone who can help you perform most normal tasks in the first week or two after the surgery is performed. You do not want to move around too much in order to avoid putting pressure on the incisions that are healing. It is good to take time in the days and weeks before the procedure to prepare meals and make sure that everything that will be needed is within easy reach of an area that you have prepared where you can rest.
Deciding to have a mommy makeover procedure is a personal decision. No one should feel pressured into having this procedure done. Part of the reason why a woman would want to have it done is to improve her own self-esteem and to do something good for herself.
In order for a woman to feel truly satisfied with any cosmetic surgical procedure, it is a good idea for her to have a realistic idea of what it can do. One of the things that a woman can do is take time to do research. Looking at the before and after photographs of other women who have gone through the procedure is helpful. When you visit our office, we will be happy to show you photographs of women who we have helped.
When you come in for your initial consultation at Palms Wellington Plastic Surgery, you will be able to sit down with one of our cosmetic surgeons. Be prepared to answer questions about your overall health. It is good to bring along a list of any medications that you take or past health issues that you have experienced.
We are here to help you as you get started with your mommy makeover. If at least six months have passed from the time that you have given birth and you are in overall good health, you are warmly invited to visit one of our locations in West Palm Beach or Wellington, FL. We would love to help you as you transform your body and get it back to what it used to be. This is going to help you improve your appearance and give you just the boost in self-confidence that you need. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!