Getting Back What the Babies Took
Does your post baby body keep you from wearing the latest summer fashions? Does even Victoria Secret lack the uplifting technology you need to fit into that cute cross over V neck dresses that are this season’s fashion? Do your “grandmother’s hips” keep you from trying on a bathing suit?
While plastic surgery is not the answer to all your fashion issues, it can play a role in helping you feel more comfortable in your clothes. Body contouring and breast enhancement and lifting are all common surgeries which if used correctly can help a woman harmonize her shape without resorting to uncomfortable industrial strength undergarments or weighty water bras.
Reshaping after Baby
In general, it is best to wait 4 -6 months after pregnancy before deciding to proceed with any major elective surgery. This allows your body to re-acclimate and for you to lose baby fat, otherwise you may have a surgery to fix something that would have fixed itself. Some ladies have contour issues which bothered them before pregnancy and that pregnancy has only aggravated. These can include large breasts, saggy breasts, stretched out tummy skin and muscles. You should complete breast feeding for 6 weeks prior to any breast surgery. Remember also that your new infant is not going to understand that you are too sore to snuggle after a major breast or tummy surgery. It is common especially after several pregnancies for a woman to feel that she no longer looks like herself, her breasts have deflated, and she now has a “belly roast” that didn’t exist before. Other ladies are able to eliminate those residual areas of baby fat but have been left with tummy skin that looks like a runny pair of stretched out stockings. For all these situations, surgery is a reasonable and maybe the only way to restore your pre-baby appearance or to match your top contour into your bottom contour.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A “mommy makeover” is the familiar term for a personalized set of cosmetic procedure designed to help a woman address common effects of childbearing and aging on the face, breast, and body designed to restore or improve upon her pre-pregnancy appearance. Mommy makeovers can include cosmetic surgery, non-surgical treatments, or a combination of both.
Call us for a consultation today with Dr. Bowen to determine if a mommy makeover is best for you!