For most women, the joy of becoming a mother is unparalleled. Unfortunately, pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave deep marks on a woman’s body. When diet plans and physical exercises don’t work to achieve your pre-pregnancy body, these changes in your body can leave deep imprints on the woman’s self-image and self-esteem. The good news is that there are plastic surgeons dedicated to help you regain the body shape you had before getting pregnant. By using a specific combination of surgical procedures called the Mommy Makeover, we can help you get improved body aspects like firm and elevated breasts, a flat and tight abdomen and even some stretch marks removal from the lower side of the abdomen. The Mommy Makeover can help you become confident and happy with your body once again. It will allow you to truly enjoy the happiness of being a mommy without having to worry about the negative side effects on your body. What is the Mommy Makeover? After pregnancy and giving birth, some women seem to jump right back into their pre-pregnancy body without much effort, but for other women, getting back to a body shape that they can be proud of, represents a real problem they are confronted with daily. It can be a source of tremendous stress and self-confidence issues in a time when you certainly have other things on your mind. The important thing that you should know is that the Mommy Makeover procedures can help you get the body you have always dreamed of and shed off those unwanted fat deposits that is left in localized areas of your body, such as the abdomen. Common side effects that women are experiencing after pregnancy are: weight gain, stretch marks, sagging breasts, a loss of a muscular tonus, lax abdomen muscles, etc. Most women are affected by all or some of it, and while they can try to lose enough weight to be in the same size they were before getting pregnant, for the other aesthetic imperfections, there are no other solution except the ones offered by plastic surgery. We can’t correct sagging breasts by diets and exercises and there is certainly a need for a tummy tuck to treat lax abdomen muscles. The Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures performed together in the same sitting or in different sessions that can provide spectacular results and reshape your body completely: 1. Liposuction: it is commonly performed during the Mommy Makeover procedure to eliminate fat from areas on your body that has stubborn adipose deposits such as the abdomen, thighs, lower and upper back and the flanks. Liposuction will redefine the contours of your body and greatly improve your profile and shape. 2. Tummy tuck: the tummy tuck is probably the most requested plastic surgery by women who had recently given birth. After pregnancy, women may be confronted with lax abdominal muscles, a condition called muscle diastasis. This can only be corrected surgically as no amount of physical exercises can treat this. This procedure will also offer you a tight and flat tummy, helping you get rid of all the excess skin and tissue that may be left over after the pregnancy. 3. Breasts lift with or without the augmentation: to rejuvenate the breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, a breast lift can be required. The shape and volume of the breasts go through multiple changes during pregnancy and the woman may be unhappy with its appearance after the breastfeeding has stopped. The breast lift can be performed with or without the augmentation with implants. The breast implants can enhance the aspect of the breasts furthermore, hence, plenty of patients choose this option. It is important to choose a plastic surgeon who understands fully the changes that take place in the woman’s body during pregnancy and breastfeeding. This plastic surgeon can perform a Mommy Makeover that will restore your self-esteem and give your body the much-needed tonus. After a Mommy Makeover, the patient can enjoy breasts with a full and well-defined shape, less fat deposits on the abdomen, thighs and buttocks area and a flat tummy which is the result of the tummy tuck intervention. All these procedures performed under the Mommy Makeover intervention are designed to make you feel younger and more confident. When can you choose to undergo a Mommy Makeover? The Mommy Makeover is suitable for patients who had stopped breastfeeding for at least six months before undergoing surgery. Despite the beliefs of some people , you can’t go straight from the delivery room to the plastic surgeon’s office to reshape your body after giving birth. You can, but it will not be in your best interest. After giving birth and breastfeeding, your body will need a certain amount of time to shed off the pounds that was gained during pregnancy. Moreover, your breasts will need time to adjust to the transformations going on inside it because of breastfeeding. There are women who will regain their body shape a few weeks after giving birth, while others will struggle for months to lose weight after pregnancy. All the experts will tell you it is only natural to take you a while to get back to your pre-pregnancy body and that you shouldn’t take on drastic diets or a strenuous exercise routines shortly after giving birth. These will not be beneficial for you or your baby. What you can do is give yourself the time to recover naturally after giving birth and then look for a plastic surgeon’s help to perfect the results of weight loss. If you undergo a Mommy Makeover before being able to get close to your normal weight, the results of the intervention can be altered by ultimate weight loss. It is never a good idea to first undergo plastic surgery and lose weight later on. The final results of the intervention can only be sustained if no drastic weight loss or gains occur after the procedure was performed. When you look at some celebrities and how soon they recover and get their bodies back after giving birth, you may be tempted to believe that plastic surgery is the way to go. That is why our patients who come in for a Mommy Makeover less than a month or two after giving birth were refused surgery and advised to wait a little longer. When performing a breast lift on breasts still swollen due to milk production, the results of the surgery can be very disappointing after a few month. The women were in a hurry to get their bodies back, but they didn’t understand that it is essential to allow their body to retract naturally before resorting to plastic surgery. A responsible plastic surgeon will refuse to perform the Mommy Makeover on a patient who has stopped breastfeeding in less than six months. Other surgeons will want their patients to wait for a year or a year and a half before scheduling the Mommy Makeover. The longer you wait before undergoing surgery, the more likely it is to get results that will last longer. Conclusion Many new mothers are worried that pregnancy and breastfeeding will change the youthful and firm aspect of their breasts, and in many cases, this happen. The glands in the breasts increase their volume before and during milk production and once the breastfeeding stops, the glands reduce its size, hence, leading to the breasts sagging effect. The Mommy Makeover is a set of plastic surgery procedures that can be performed in one sitting or in multiple sessions. The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover is a healthy woman who stopped breastfeeding for at least six months and has no plans for other pregnancy. The price of the Mommy Makeover varies depending on the techniques used and the particularities of your specific case. The cost of the procedures is influenced by the type of liposuction used, the number of areas where liposuction is to be performed and the number of the combined procedures. A few months after giving birth is too soon to undergo a Mommy Makeover. After giving birth, you should first allow your body to restore naturally and then schedule your plastic surgery procedure.