What is a Mommy Makeover?
The toll that pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can have on a woman's
body can be devastating, both physically and emotionally. Even with proper diet
and exercise, oftentimes it is near impossible to restore one's post-pregnancy
body back to one's pre-pregnancy body.
Some of these effects include:
- Stretching of the stomach muscles
- Stretching and loosening of the skin in the areas of the breasts, thighs,
- Excess fat deposits in the belly, back and thighs
- Stretch marks on the breasts, belly and thighs
For those mothers out there who want a firmer, tighter body, even after childbirth,
there is the Mommy Makeover. This revolutionary cosmetic procedure has been
developed by cosmetic surgeons with the needs and desires of mother's everywhere
in mind. Essentially, this procedure brings together the best of several popular
surgical procedures to restore and rejuvenate the mother's body back to her
pre-pregnancy body, as close as possible.
What the Mommy Makeover Won't Do
This new procedure has yielded amazing results for many mothers, but it is
not a replacement for proper diet and exercise. Rather, when the Mommy Makeover
is used in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise, the results can be
both amazing and long-lasting. There are some things you should consider before
a Mommy Makeover, however. If you are planning on dramatic weight loss, or plan
on becoming pregnant again, it would make sense to postpone the Mommy Makeover,
as weight loss or pregnancy can have adverse effects on the results of the Mommy
Makeover. It is recommended that you should wait at least 6 months after you
stop breastfeeding before undergoing the Mommy Makeover procedure, as it will
allow time for your body to heal naturally from the stress of pregnancy and
childbirth. Furthermore, it allows time for the skin and muscles to 'snap back'
as much as the will, naturally, which will only aid in the restoration of your
Is it right for me?
As with any cosmetic enhancement surgery, you should first consider your motivations
for surgery to be sure that you're choosing surgery for yourself and not to
fulfill someone else's' desires or expectations of you or your body. Mothering
is perhaps the most important job there is and the sacrifices made by mothers
everywhere deserve respect and compassion. It is a very personal matter and
any decision for surgery should come after careful consideration of all the
facts and emotions involved.
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