Having a child is one of the greatest experiences that you can go through. You devote your time, energy, and love to provide for your children. This rewarding experience comes with many added positive benefits, but can also take a toll on your body. Both being pregnant and the endless time and energy it takes to raise and child can possibly leave your body looking a little different than it did before children. The mommy makeover is a procedure that is surging in popularity.
If you look in the mirror and wish you saw that pre-pregnancy body, maybe it’s time for a mommy makeover. At Marietta Plastic Surgery, we help moms in the Atlanta, Georgia area to look as young as they feel.
Patients should be done having children, since any pregnancies after this procedure may negate the changes achieved by a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover can help you restore your pre-pregnancy body so that you can look and feel like the best version of yourself. If you’re interested in a mommy makeover, call Marietta Plastic Surgery today at (770) 425-0118.
The Mommy Makeover Process
A mommy makeover is a grouping of several plastic surgery procedures that can be performed in a combination to help you achieve your desired look. Whether you’re hoping to simply look as you did before pregnancy, or even want to look better than that, we can help determine which procedures would be best for you.
The effects of pregnancy are most often seen in the breast and abdominal regions. Childbirth can sometimes stretch your abdominal muscles, making a flat stomach nearly unattainable. One of the amazing abilities of the female body is that it adjusts to the needs of pregnancy. Many patients interested in the mommy makeover have gone though a number of body changes, such as a loss of volume in the breasts and sagging skin on the stomach.
Some patients may experience dramatic loss of breast volume due to the changes that occur during breastfeeding. When the abdomen stretches to make room for the developing child, the skin stretches as well. After childbirth, the abdomen may return to its original shape, but the stretched skin often remains. Stretched skin rarely responds well to dieting or exercise. Even with regular exercise and a healthy diet, stubborn pregnancy fat may be hard to lose.
At your consultation appointment, Marietta Plastic Surgery will determine which procedures would be the best for you. Mommy makeover procedures can include the following:
Depending on the choices you decide upon with our experienced team of Atlanta surgeons, you may have one or more procedures done. The benefit of a mommy makeover is that the procedures can be done at the same time which shortens the recovery process.
Breast augmentation can be performed to change the shape and size of your breasts and give you a desired amount of cleavage. A breast lift will return your breasts to the perky height where they once were. Using liposuction or a tummy tuck will help eliminate loose skin, stretch marks, and fat from your abdominal area and will tighten your abdominal muscles. Liposuction can also be performed elsewhere to rid your body of unwanted fat. A body lift is a body contouring procedure that can be done to lift any parts of your body including your arms, thighs, and buttocks.
After the procedures, you may find yourself experiencing the following:
- Fitting into clothes you didn’t think you would again
- Enjoying your new look
- Having increased self-esteem
- Enjoying increased energy
- Feeling rejuvenated
The duration of the procedure will vary depending on the number of techniques used and the extensiveness of the mommy makeover. Before the procedure, patients should do their best to be as healthy as possible. Patients should be close to their target weight, eating healthy, and should limit their alcohol consumption and stop smoking well in advance.
After the procedure, the surgical team will provide specific instructions on how to take care of yourself and when you can return to certain activities. You may be given pain medication, surgical drains, and bandages to protect the surgical sites.
Diligent post-operative care is important for avoiding complications and ensuring the best results possible. It’s also advisable to have someone with you during the first 24 hours after the procedure to assist you with whatever you may need. It’s also important to arrange for someone to support you if you have children or babies around the house. During the first week after the procedure, it is important to limit yourself from demanding or strenuous activities.
The improvements are going to be immediately visible, but it will take some time for the post-operative swelling to heal and for your final results to be obvious.
If you are in the Atlanta area and are interested in a mommy makeover, please contact Marietta Plastic Surgery. Our surgeons are all certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and have the experience to help you determine which procedures you’d be an ideal candidate for. Call us at (770) 425-0118 today schedule your consultation appointment today.