Though motherhood is certainly a rewarding, life-changing experience, it’s not without its ups and downs. You gain weight in hard-to-target areas, you develop scars and stretch marks, and you start to feel uncomfortable in your own skin. With the challenges of being a new mother, it can be hard to combat these issues all on your own. It turns into a constant struggle.
Thanks to the mommy makeover trend, though, this doesn’t have to be such a struggle any longer. With a mommy makeover, San Antonio women can enjoy their new life as a mom, all while getting back the fit, thin and tight body they had before pregnancy.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a series of cosmetic procedures designed to target specific areas of the body affected by pregnancy, such as the breasts, stomach and lower abdomen. Mommy makeovers are typically customized to the woman’s individual needs and body, and may include a number of these common surgeries:
- Breast lift—This procedure restores breasts to a more youthful shape and position, factors that are often changed by pregnancy and breastfeeding.
- Breast augmentation—Often done in conjunction with a breast lift, this procedure gives the breasts a fuller, larger appearance. This is often done with silicone implants.
- Tummy tuck—Designed to target the lower abdominal region, this procedure tightens the abdominal muscles and improves the contour of the lower tummy. Excess fat and skin are also removed during the process.
- Liposuction—For women who have gained pregnancy weight around the waist, hips and stomach, liposuction can be used to trim these areas and provide a slimmer, svelter look.
Depending on the surgeries involved, many times, women can undergo all their procedures at once. If this is your goal, it’s important to discuss this option with your surgeon, who will best advise you on the timing and scheduling of your procedures.
When it comes to a mommy makeover, San Antonio women are all different. If you’re a new mom considering a cosmetic makeover, schedule an appointment at the Center for Cosmetic Surgery today. Dr. Harris will evaluate your goals for your body and walk you through potential options that can help. Then, she can build a customized mommy makeover plan just for you.