Restore Pre-Pregnancy Body With Mommy Makeovers

Becoming a mom is a milestone moment in life. But experiencing the after-effects of what pregnancy and delivery does to your body….for most mothers, this is far from their favourite part.

It can feel really awful to love your kids but also wish you could have your pre-pregnancy body back. The good news here is, you actually can! The procedure you are looking for is called a “Mommy Makeover,” and it has become one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in the nation.

The Mommy Makeover is not just one procedure. It is actually a very individualized group of procedures tailored to your specific image concerns and goals. The reason the procedures are all done during the same surgery is to minimize discomfort, recovery time and downtime away from your kids and daily life.

This post will give you an overview of how the Mommy Makeover process works so you can decide if this is the right choice for you.

Why Choose a Mommy Makeover?

As mentioned in the introduction here, most moms experience that going through pregnancy, labor and delivery and breastfeeding or pumping alters their body in more than one area.

Breasts, belly, thighs and buttocks are commonly where the most visible changes take place. Of course it is always possible to start with just a single procedure and then tackle other changes at a later date.

But with a Mommy Makeover, you only have to go through surgery once, and within a few months of your procedure date, you have your newly transformed body to enjoy – and your life as a mom too!

Common Mommy Makeover Procedures

While no procedure is off-limits, per se, during a Mommy Makeover, there do tend to be certain procedures that moms request repeatedly, and this is due to the nature of how pregnancy tends to change the body.

For example, many moms find that their breasts and nipples begin to stretch and sag following pregnancy and nursing or pumping. This is a matter of how the skin and tissue has changed and no amount of diet or exercise is going to put things back to where they were before.

The same often holds true for the skin and tissue around the abdomen and tummy. The hormonal cycles during different stages of pregnancy as well as the inevitable “baby weight” can deliver back to you a body much changed from the one you had before.

Different moms experience different physical changes, which is why the Mommy Makeover is such a customized procedure. The goal is for you to achieve the personal results that match your needs and goals, and these are going to be different for you than they are for any other mom!

Choosing Your Mommy Makeover Procedures

The best way to decide which procedures to include in your Mommy Makeover is to notice where all of your efforts towards a healthy diet and lifestyle have failed to deliver the hoped-for results.

Here are some popular procedures many moms request during their Mommy Makeover – just as an example to help you think through your own needs and goals:

– Breast lift
– Breast augmentation
– Breast reduction
– Tummy tuck
– Liposuction
– Butt lift
– Skin tightening and lifts

What Is a Mommy Makeover Consultation Like?

Your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Tornambe is your time to share your needs and goals, get answers to all your questions and concerns and find out everything you need to know to prepare for your procedure.

It can be very helpful to bring your personal and family medical history as well as a list of current medications and supplements. You are also welcome to bring pictures to help you describe your appearance goals.

Who Is a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?

The most important factor here is whether you feel your family is complete. If you plan to have more children or are still breastfeeding, it is best to wait until your family is complete to have your Mommy Makeover.

There are certain other factors that may indicate a postponement of your procedure is best:

– If you are being treated for a serious health or autoimmune condition.
– If you have a known skin condition that could impede healing.
– If you smoke or drink heavily and are not willing to cut back before/during/after your procedure.
– If you are taking any medications for blood thinning.
– If you have an allergy to general anaesthetic.

What Is it Like to Have a Mommy Makeover?

As with any invasive (requiring incisions) surgery, there is always a slight risk of bleeding, scarring, infection, poor healing or asymmetrical results.

The day of your procedure, you will need to have someone drive you to and from the clinic or hospital and stay to care for you.

You will be provided with full recovery instructions, including prescriptions for pain relieving medications.

Most patients are able to comfortably return to work in 7 to 10 days following their Mommy Makeover procedure.

Robert Tornambe, M.D., is the founder and director of Madison Plastic Surgery. Dr. Tornambe is an internationally recognized surgeon and lecturer in the fields of plastic surgery and aesthetic advances. He is a Diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery as well as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons (F.A.C.S.).

About Jammie Morey

Jammie is Owner of Dizzy Mommy Chronicles. Dizzy Mommy Chronicles is a place where Jammie can get control of her weight, one post at a time. For more information visit on Google+.

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