Childbirth can take a significant toll on a female’s body, particularly the stomach and breasts. Even with rigorous exercise and a healthy diet, many women find it difficult to get back to their pre-pregnancy body. The reason why is that the effects of pregnancy reach far beyond just weight gain. Many women in Austin choose to turn to a Mommy Makeover with Personique® because of the benefits this procedure can provide.
During pregnancy, the average woman puts on somewhere around 25 – 35 lbs, the most visibly drastic change obviously occurs in the abdominal area. The gradual expansion of a woman’s stomach during childbearing causes the stomach muscles to pull apart and weaken. The stretching and loosening of the skin that occurs cause the collagen to rupture and create the appearance of stretch marks. These marks start out a reddish-purple color, eventually fading to white scars.
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What is the Mommy Makeover Procedure?
The physical effects that childbearing takes on a woman’s figure can leave her feeling dispirited, self-conscious and unattractive. Feeling this way is obviously not good for a busy mother who is typically trying to balance work and caring for a family. With all that they do, moms deserve to feel happy, energized and confident!
Fortunately, these issues can be corrected with a Mommy Makeover. This wonderful procedure addressed all of the problems that pregnancy creates for a woman’s body. A Mommy Makeover is actually a customized combo of different cosmetic surgery procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift. Every Mommy Makeover is uniquely tailored to help moms rejuvenate and restore their body as closely as possible to the figure they had before childbirth.
Your Mommy Makeover may include any of the following plastic surgery procedures:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift
- Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Liposuction (hips, legs, thighs, arms, lower back)
Of course, pregnancy does not affect every mother’s body in the same way. For this reason, your Mommy Makeover will be tailored to address your specific needs and goals. Our plastic surgeons will go over all of your options with you at your free consultation and answer any questions you may have about the surgery.
Top Mommy Makeover FAQ's
Ask any woman who has experienced pregnancy if it changes the body and you’ll get a single, universal answer – “yes”. The changes vary widely, and many women complain that pregnancy and childbirth take serious tolls on areas like the abdomen, breasts, and areas like the hips, thighs, and arms where weight gain can be so difficult to overcome. Though these are common complaints, it’s important to understand that pregnancy and childbirth are unique for every woman, and the changes in the body are just as unique, too. Please read these frequently asked questions to determine if this is the right option for you.
Among the many Mommy Makeover questions, this is one of the most common. To keep it simple, a Mommy Makeover is always more than a single treatment, and its goal is to help you get your pre-baby body back. It can include treatments meant to undo some of the changes that pregnancy caused and may feature such options as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation or even vaginal rejuvenation.
These treatments may be possible with one surgical treatment, but many patients do need several visits or surgeries to get the best results.
We feel that this, too, is one of the most important questions because it does help to clarify whether you are currently a good candidate, or if you can become one at a later date.
For instance, you are a good candidate if you have been using dieting and exercise after childbirth, but are still struggling to restore your skin and overall appearance to its pre-baby condition. This could mean that you have skin that is sagging and drooping, though you have lost weight. It could be that you have stubborn pockets of fat that all your dieting and exercise just won’t erase. We also look at your expectations, as well as your overall lifestyle. Are you in a good weight range? Non-smoker? Our Austin cosmetic surgery team can help you determine if you are currently a good candidate.
At Personique®, we say that it is best to look at the procedures your Mommy Makeover involves. You will always want to find a provider who is board-certified in that procedure and who offers you a lot of experience with it. One of the most important steps we provide, and which we think is a key Mommy Makeover FAQ, is to offer images. In other words, “Do we make a before and after gallery available?” We do, and we let our “Mommies” see women with the same challenges and the treatments our team was able to provide.
As you might guess, this varies between patients. We do say that any Mommy Makeover requires time spent healing and recovering. A two to three-week window of time is good for the fullest recovery and healing. These are issues your Austin cosmetic surgery team can address as they help you choose the Mommy Makeover options right for you.