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4 Things to Consider Before Your Mommy Makeover

Posted June 01, 2019 in Uncategorized

Losing the baby weight and restoring your pre-pregnancy body is a difficult task. Your attention is more divided than ever, with your child on the one hand, work on the other, and typical life stresses on top of that. It is hardly the time to worry about spending hours at the gym trying to tone the areas that were affected by your pregnancy; and even if you can manage to do that, there is no guarantee that exercise or a healthy diet will be enough. During and after pregnancy, your genetic makeup changes, and this new body is much more difficult to tone. Fat gathers in new places, your skin stretches and loses elasticity, and your breasts start to sag. While these changes can be disheartening, they do not need to be accepted. The Mommy Makeover is a series of cosmetic surgeries that target the areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth and offers new mothers a boost in confidence. To see if a Mommy Makeover may be right for you, ask yourself the following questions.

Mom Holding baby

Are You Done Having Children?

Your body has changed because of the effects of pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. The fat pockets, the stretched skin, and the sagging features are all the result of those nine months. While it can seem appealing to jump into this procedure as soon as you have your first or even second child, you should ask yourself if you are finished having children. Another pregnancy can reverse the results provided by your Mommy Makeover. If you are on the fence about it, consider that the Mommy Makeover is a financial, time-intensive investment. Do you want to invest in that only to undo your results with another pregnancy?

Do You Know What Procedures You Want?

The Mommy Makeover traditionally involves a breast lift—with or without breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. That said, the Mommy Makeover is a customizable treatment. This means that you get to choose which procedures you want to include in your Mommy Makeover. If you experience sagging breasts but do not want them to be larger, you can choose to have a lift alone. If your breasts have lost volume, implants can restore it.

The liposuction portion of the Mommy Makeover does not have to be limited to the abdomen. You can choose to have liposuction of the hips, flanks, lower back, thighs, or any other location that has developed exercise-resistant pockets of fat. A tummy tuck is a procedure that women commonly choose to include, as it repairs the abdominal muscles that were stretched or torn during pregnancy. The Mommy Makeover is yours to design as you wish.

How Long Ago Did You Have Your Child?

There is no denying that pregnancy and childbirth are hard on your body. You need time to recover and completely heal inside and out. The last thing you want to do is rush into another invasive surgical procedure. You must wait at six months after giving birth even to consider a Mommy Makeover. This will ensure your safety and higher-quality results.

Is Your Weight Stable?

Before undergoing any form of cosmetic surgery, it is wise to be at a stable weight and as close to your goal weight as possible. The closer you are to your ideal weight, and the longer you have maintained it, the better off you will be.

If you are frustrated about the appearance of your post-pregnancy body, Mommy Makeover surgery may be for you. Contact Dr. Grazer by calling (949) 644-1240 or by filling out our online contact form to set up a consultation.