Having children is, for most, a moving, spiritual, life-changing experience. The universal experience of childbirth is change. Whether your pregnancy and birth was difficult or a breeze, whether you breast or bottle fed, or had your baby via cesarean or natural birth, chances are good you’ve noticed some drastic changes. Some of the changes may have been pleasing; others, a cause for dismay. If you’re noticing sagging, stretching, and a “pouch” left behind by childbearing, a mommy makeover may be the answer to getting back to your pre-baby self.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover isn’t just one cosmetic procedure. In fact, it’s several procedures done in conjunction that address a variety of concerns. A mommy makeover may entail a tummy tuck, targeted liposuction, and a breast lift. The procedures you choose to include in your mommy makeover will depend upon your specific concerns and goals. Dr. Rast will be happy to discuss the specifics when you come in for your consultation.
When Should I Get a Mommy Makeover?
It’s important to wait until your body has healed from the difficulties of having your baby, especially if you had a C-section. Once your family is complete and your body has had time to fully heal from the hard work of giving birth, you can begin to consider doing something kind for yourself. A mommy makeover procedure entails several cosmetic surgery treatments, so it’s important that you’re in good overall health. You should stop smoking and limit your alcohol intake in the weeks leading up to the procedure. Be sure to discuss any medical challenges or concerns with your team prior to the surgery.
Are the Results Permanent?
As long as you do not become pregnant again following your procedure, and maintain near to your ideal weight, the results of your mommy makeover procedure are permanent. Everyone’s body changes with aging and weight gain and loss, so maintaining your results will mean keeping up on your fitness and exercise routine. Talk to Dr. Rast about how to best care for your body following your mommy makeover, and enjoy the results for a lifetime.