Having a child is a magical moment in the life of a mother. Parenthood is full of joys, but it can also be full of challenges. For many women, one of these challenges is regaining pre-pregnancy body confidence.
Even with diet and exercise, many women still have excess skin or fat after pregnancy. If you are frustrated and unsatisfied with your post-pregnancy appearance, consider a mommy makeover from Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Stretching skin, weight gain, and hormone changes during the term of pregnancy can have long-term changes on your appearance. After giving birth, women often experience:
- Loose skin or muscles in the abdomen
- Less volume or lift in their breasts
- Stretch marks
- Stubborn fat deposits
- Sagging skin around the body
A mommy makeover gives women the chance to regain their pre-pregnancy figures in just one procedure. This is because mommy makeovers are combinations of different body-shaping surgeries that occur during one visit.
Being a mother is the busiest job there is. By combining procedures, you’re able to save time and energy. You don’t need to keep going in for surgery, and you’re able to reach your goals much faster. It also helps eliminate downtime, letting you get back to your parenting duties sooner.
What a Mommy Makeover Isn’t
Mommy makeovers are an excellent choice for women who need to make those final figure touches after losing their pregnancy weight. The ideal candidate will already be very close to her target weight. Mommy makeover procedures are not intended for dramatic weight loss.
What Procedures are Included?
There is no set list of plastic surgeries in a mommy makeover. This is because no two women and no two pregnancies are the same. Different women experience different changes and have unique desires for how they want to look after surgery. Here are some of the most common procedures chosen in mommy makeovers.
Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift
After the changes in size after pregnancy, many women find that their breasts lack the lift and volume they had in the past. Breast lifts and augmentations are two excellent choices for getting the ideal size and shape.
Tummy Tuck or Mini Tummy Tuck
With the expansion of the abdominal area, loose skin and muscle around the midsection is the most common issue experienced by women after pregnancy. A tummy tuck tightens this skin and muscle, removes fat, and takes care of the excess skin. Mini tummy tucks are also available for less severe cases.
Liposuction removes the stubborn fat deposits that don’t respond to traditional weight loss strategies.
Sometimes loose skin from pregnancy isn’t limited to the abdomen. Surgeries like arm and neck lifts can help you tighten skin around your body.
The only way to know for sure which combination of procedures is right for you is to contact Dr. Klainer at Carolinas Center for Plastic Surgery in Morehead City or Jacksonville, North Carolina. Schedule your appointment to get closer to your pre-pregnancy look.