Birthing a child and becoming a mother is can easily be considered as one of the most amazing experiences in a woman’s life. While motherhood is full of priceless rewards, you may not be a fan of the toil it has taken on your body. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can all create unwanted changes in a woman’s physique, such as a stubborn fat bulge in the lower stomach and sagging breasts or nipples. Fortunately, moms are becoming less inhibited about taking advantage of the latest in cosmetic procedures to get their pre-baby body back. This growing trend in plastic surgery is termed the “Mommy Makeover”.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy involves a fascinating transformation within your body. Unfortunately, the extra 25-35 pounds to support a growing fetus can also bring some unattractive body changes that are hard to reverse with diet and exercise alone. In fact, getting your body back after pregnancy can become more and more difficult with each child that you have, but a skilled plastic surgeon can help.

A Mommy Makeover is designed to restore and improve the appearance of a woman’s “post-baby body.” It often includes several surgical procedures and/or non-surgical treatments that are designed to address the common concerns that moms experience in the aftermath of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. In most cases, this primarily involves the abdomen and breasts.

The abdominal muscles tend to weaken and separate during pregnancy. When combined with extra fatty tissues, this can create a stubborn bulge of fat around the lower stomach and flank area. In addition to the bikini bulge, moms tend to experience sagging, stretched out or deflated breasts, especially if they breastfed their baby.

A “Mommy Makeover” from Precision Medical Specialists is always customized to each individual mother. The following procedures are commonly performed:

  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift
  • Breast Reduction
  • Tummy Tuck
  • Liposuction (arms, thighs, legs, hips or lower back)

Timing and Recovery

The recovery period for a Mommy Makeover can look different for each patient, depending on what procedures are elected. However, tummy tucks and breast augmentation are plastic surgeries that do require a period of downtime. It is important to be strategic about when to undergo a Mommy Makeover, as many new moms have high physical demands while caring for young children. However, the weeks of downtime for a mom who is struggling to enjoy her body comes is well worth the sacrifice. You deserve to be a confident and happy mother – call Precision Medical Specialists in West Palm Beach today to learn more about what a Mommy Makeover can involve for you!