A mommy makeover can address multiple concerns at once.
Motherhood implies constant caring, nurturing, and giving, but also implies a body that physically supported conception, fetal growth and development, parturition (giving birth), recovery from pregnancy, and in many cases, nursing. Some women, endowed by nature with miraculous restorative properties, recover their youthful firmness and shape. Many others, however, remain stretched, bulging, or sagging beyond the potential for natural recovery, even by healthy diet and exercise.
“Mommy makeover” procedures are planned to select problem areas and restore or improve parts of your body that have changed after one or more pregnancies. Although Moms are always focused on their children’s needs first, feeling confident as a woman remains important. Cosmetic surgery is about feminine identity and maintaining your own confidence and allure in and out of clothing . Cosmetic surgery in its purest form should maintain, restore and create that which you would consider your best appearance. A “mommy makeover” should help you to re-establish confidence in parts of your body that you have sacrificed to bring a life into the world.
What Is Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures that are designed to improve your body after pregnancy, childbirth and nursing. Women give life, but female anatomy is often changed permanently by motherhood. Changes to your body before, during and after childbirth are particularly demanding of your anatomy and physiology. Your breasts become engorged and expand, your abdominal skin and soft tissue stretch, and energy accretion (appetite) in augmented, and extra consumed energy is stored to support pregnancy and nursing.
For many women, the return to their youthful, feminine shape occurs naturally but for others, it may not happen at all. Mommy makeovers restore your figure and help reverse the effects of reproductive-related changes. Permanent stretch marks (“striae gravidarum”), herniation of the umbilicus (belly button), and separation of the midline muscles are common changes. Abdominal skin and connective tissue stretch and expand. Breasts enlarge, and become engorged with milk. Fat that accumulates during pregnancy may be difficult to mobilize, and your metabolism may be permanently changed so extra pounds are harder to burn off. Labor and vaginal delivery may irreversibly stretch the vaginal wall and labial folds (vulva), and relax the pelvic floor. The transformation after a successful mommy makeover can be dramatic and can improve the shape and tone of treated areas.
Mommy Makeovers from Feel Beautiful
At Feel Beautiful Plastic Surgery, Dr. Steve Laverson listens to understand your situation and needs. We formulate a plan together, with solutions you want. Your questions will be answered, and you’ll know what to expect in advance. Breast augmentation with or without breast lift, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), and liposuction are common. Weight loss may be added, labiaplasty, and occasionally facial procedures if desired.
Dr. Laverson plans your mommy makeover together with you. Your anatomy, your aesthetic preferences, your lifestyle, your activity level, your future plans, and your available recovery time are considered. To make an appointment with Dr. Steve Laverson, or to find out more about our mommy makeover treatment, please click here.