Life After Birth: The Benefits of a Mommy Makeover Surgery
First thing’s first: Congratulations! You went through nine months of discomfort, endless hours of painful labor, and a lifetime of change. The great news: you brought a bouncing bundle of joy into the world. Thank you! The bad news: you no longer recognize your own body – the very vessel that facilitated the aforementioned miracle of childbirth. A mommy makeover surgery is just what the doctor ordered.
Recapturing your youth and vigor can help rejuvenate not only your physical appearance, but also your mental outlook. You’re about to craft a brilliant future for your child, so why not start on the right foot by centering your own sense of wellbeing first? A mommy makeover is a series of custom-fit procedures tailored specifically to recent moms who wish to return their body to those glorious pre-baby days.
Battle of the Bump
The first feature that everyone associates with pregnancy is the mound of life protruding from your belly. They point to it, discuss it, and even rub it (back off, strangers!) – but once your baby is born, you want that bump to go away. Sometimes, especially after multiple pregnancies, a weakness of your stomach muscles develop, also known as a diastasis recti. This weakness leaves a baby bump that can only go away with a tummy tuck. A tuck helps tighten the musculature of your stomach and lift your midriff high and proud.
It is also common to develop love handles from pregnacy. Liposuction can remove the excess fat deposits that would otherwise leave you with a muffin top if you try to get into your pre-pregnancy jeans.
Now that your waistline is back to those pre-parental days, let’s take a look at your skin. It had that wonderful glow during pregnancy, but now it may be sallow and tired. A mommy makeover can remove the excess skin that comes with the territory, focusing specifically on those pesky stretch marks along your belly.
Your baby thrives on the life-giving milk provided by your breasts, but the toll on your body (and your mood) can be devastating. A new mom’s breasts grow during pregnancy, then experience a myriad of changes during the nursing phase. Depending on your unique journey, a mommy makeover can provide you with a number of vital options:
- BREAST LIFT – Gravity pulls even more on your enlarged breasts, causing sagging to occur. A mommy makeover breast lift procedure raises both your chest and self-esteem.
- BREAST AUGMENTATION – Most babies deplete their mother’s mammary reserves, making it necessary for implants to restore the breasts to their full size and shape.
The Face a Mother Could Love
Motherhood is tiring. Late nights, early mornings, juggling a thousand duties all at once. This mayhem takes its toll on your appearance, but a facial rejuvenation can put a smile on your face that’s almost as adorable as your baby’s. Cosmetic fillers can smooth out the wrinkles caused by fatigue while simultaneously adding contours to potentially weary cheeks and lips. Botox can take away the forehead creases and wrinkles from sleepless nights.
Sound Body, Sound Mind
During pregnancy, your hormones are surging at levels you never thought possible. They affect your appetite, mood, and self-esteem. Once you give birth, a radical chemical shift occurs, draining you of many hormones that coursed through your veins during the prior nine months. This sudden change can leave new mothers sad, confused, and emotionally shaken.
Over 3 million cases of postpartum depression are reported in the United States every year. In addition to the hormonal transition mentioned above, the stresses of caring for a newborn weigh on parents to a massive degree. This can lead to anxiety, irritability, fatigue, and self-doubt. When someone afflicted with postpartum depression looks at herself in the mirror, she might not like what she sees.
But you’d be surprised at what altering the external can do to help kick start the path to internal improvement. Boosting your physique will inevitably lift your spirits.
The Motherly Recovery
Whether it is a tummy-tightening tuck, a mommy makeover breast lift, or a custom combination of several procedures working together, the sole purpose of a mommy makeover is to help new mothers reclaim the body they once had while improving self-image and confidence.
No matter your motherly needs, we’re here to listen. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu now to discuss all of your questions and concerns.