A woman’s body comes in many shapes and sizes, but also undergoes many dramatic transformations after pregnancy. The breasts lose volume, skin stretches, and the abdominal muscles separate. These changes often lead to sagging, deflated breasts and a persistent tummy pooch. The “Mommy Makeover” rejuvenates breasts, using a breast implant and sometimes a breast lift procedure, and flattens the tummy with a tummy tuck during the same anesthesia time. This enables busy moms to restore and enjoy their pre-pregnancy forms once again while minimizing downtime!
Some women are very fortunate in that their bodies return to normal after pregnancy. Others, unfortunately, are left with sagging skin on the abdominal wall. While exercise and diet are excellent to keep you healthy and reduce excess fat on the tummy, it does not typically do wonders for the loose skin component or the stretch marks. A tummy tuck is still the gold standard in rejuvenating the post-pregnancy belly after giving birth. This is a crucial part of the Mommy Makeover process.
It is often best to allow at least one year after pregnancy for your uterus to shrink and your body to recover from pregnancy. This might seem like a long time, but 9 months was also a long time to have your stomach skin and muscle stretched out! If you give your body enough time to recover, more loose skin can be removed and your abdominoplasty results will be optimized. Give it this one year length before the Mommy Makeover.
Regarding your breasts, they usually grow significantly during pregnancy and, if you breast feed, they remain engorged for longer. We recommend waiting at least 6 months after having finished breast feeding before you proceed with breast augmentation surgery.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. White and discuss your options for a breast enhancement, body procedure, or the “Mommy Makeover.” Revitalize your body and feel like your young self again! ARC Plastic Surgery is ready to help you do just that. (305) 697-5901