Getting pregnant and having a baby are some of the happiest moments in a woman's life. However, the process of carrying a baby can lead to excess skin, fat, and stretch marks that all affect your confidence.
After having kids, you may be wondering how to get your pre-baby body back. Although diet and exercise are sometimes effective in losing weight, the stretch marks and tummy are more challenging to get rid of.
Dr. Anthony N. Dardano and his team provide plastic surgery options like a mommy makeover at the practice in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Dardano specializes in plastic and reconstructive surgery to help you feel your best at every point in your life, even after motherhood.
The facts on a mommy makeover
After having kids, it's no surprise that many women aren't happy with their bodies. Motherhood affects various aspects of your body, including your abdomen and breasts.
Carrying a baby in your uterus stretches out the skin on your abdomen. At the same time, breastfeeding often leads to sagging breasts that may not be flattering when you stand in front of the mirror. While all of these changes are natural, they don't usually instill confidence in your appearance.
A mommy makeover is a group of procedures that plastic surgeons design to address specific areas of concern for women who've had children. The mommy makeover involves various surgical procedures that address issues like a bulging tummy and sagging breasts.
Mommy makeover procedures
Dr. Dardano evaluates your goals and needs before determining what procedures you need. You can customize your mommy makeover to include specific areas that you don't love.
We offer several options that you can include in your procedure, including the following surgical interventions:
- Breast augmentation
- Tummy tuck
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
Every woman is different in their needs after having a baby. It's also essential that you wait to have the mommy makeover until you recover after childbirth and you're able to have help with your kids.
Benefits of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover has several excellent benefits, including boosting your confidence after giving birth. You shouldn't have to sacrifice your happiness and self-esteem just because you want to be a mother.
A mommy makeover offers fantastic benefits and can:
- Correct sagging breast tissues
- Restore volume to the breasts
- Provide symmetry to breasts
- Remove excess abdominal skin
- Repair separated abdominal muscles
- Reduce fat in the abdomen and hips
One of the most significant benefits is the chance to improve how you look in a bathing suit and how your clothing fits after you heal from the procedure. Having fuller, symmetrical breasts and a defined waist can improve self-confidence and happiness after a mommy makeover.
When to consider the procedure
While every woman can consider a mommy makeover, it's crucial to know the facts about the procedure to understand the best timing.
For example, you have to recover fully after having a baby before considering plastic surgery. You should also finish breastfeeding for several months to allow the breasts to return to their standard size and shape.
You won't be able to lift anything over ten pounds for several weeks after the procedure, including your baby. It's essential to have childcare set up before the procedure for several weeks.
Be sure that you don't want any more kids before considering any abdominal procedure. Getting pregnant after a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty will undo all the positive changes you have made with a mommy makeover.
If you're finished having kids and aren't happy with how your body looks, you should consider discussing a mommy makeover today. To schedule a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Dardano, don't hesitate to call our office in Boca Raton, Florida, today or request a consultation on the website.