A pregnancy can take a tremendous toll on a woman's body. With all of the changes your body goes through it may not return back to its original form. In some cases dieting and exercise is all you need. But in other instances, your body may not jump back to its previous appearance. You may no longer have the time to exercise with your child running around. Even with dieting and exercising your body may not recover its original shape. For any woman who cares about her appearance, this can be a frustrating if not disappointing situation. If you find yourself longing for your old appearance, a mommy makeover might be right for you.
What is a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover is a customized series of surgical procedures designed to minimize the physical effects of a pregnancy, while both restoring and enhancing your appearance. Each mommy makeover is customized to the needs of the woman. Generally, a mommy makeover will include a combination of the following procedures:
Depending on your needs and wishes, mommy makeovers can include any or all of these appearance enhancing procedures. Some women need an abdominoplasty to remove the excess fat and skin, as well as tighten the abdominal walls. Other women desire a breast lift along with breast implants to counteract the deflated appearance of their breasts. Liposuction will also benefit women looking to redefine their feminine contours by sculpting their hips, back and thighs. Each mommy makeover is based on the desires of the woman.
Before Your Mommy Makeover
Before having a mommy makeover you should consider the following:
Are you done having children?
Having another child can counteract the benefits of a tummy tuck by re-stretching the muscles of your abdomen.
Have you finished breastfeeding?
Nursing after breast surgery can increase the risks of infection and other complications.
Has your weight stabilized?
Losing all of your baby fat will maximize the results of your mommy makeover.
What parts of your body have changed?
Take note which features of your body have changed over the course of your pregnancy. With your list, Dr. Newkirk can create a customized mommy makeover to target these key areas. Contact Dr. Newkirk and his staff to request an appointment.