Bringing a new life into this world is an extraordinary thing that can transform a mother both mentally and physically. Sometimes that transformation can be a radical one. Our bodies are resilient and can bounce back from so many things, but pregnancy and childbirth are special cases. They can cause permanent changes that a mother may not want to have to spend the rest of her life living with.
But she may not have to if she chooses to get a mommy makeover. It’s not just for the rich and famous anymore -- according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
, tummy tucks have risen in popularity by 86 percent in the past 15 years, while breast lifts have gone up another 75 percent. These are two of the most popular mommy makeover procedures, thanks to how dramatically they can restore a woman’s youthful appearance.
At the offices of Richard J. Brown, we frequently have the pleasure of meeting mothers who are looking to get back in touch with their bodies by getting a mommy makeover. We relish the opportunity to help women release their inner beauty and feel better about themselves, all while living a healthier life, boosting their value in the workplace, and feeling more connected with their families. YOU can have it all, and a mommy makeover could be just the thing that helps you get there.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover
is a series of aesthetic surgeries that can help restore maternal bodies back to their pre-pregnancy shape. Having a child can produce all sorts of unexpected physical changes, affecting a mother’s skin, weight, breasts and other parts of her body. Mommy makeovers smooth out these changes, tightening them up and giving mothers their confidence back by returning their bodies to the state they were in before they embarked on the path to parenthood.
It can involve any of the following procedures:
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- Tummy Tuck
- Cellulite Reduction
- Breast Reduction
- Breast Lift
- Breast Augmentation
- Body Lift
- Body Contouring
- Stretch Mark Removal
A Guilt-Free Solution
It’s important to live a healthy lifestyle. No surgery could ever replace the positive effects that a good diet and regular exercise can have on your body. But sometimes the effects that childbirth can have on the bodies of mothers can’t be fixed by healthy habits. It can be immensely frustrating to work so hard on bettering yourself and seeing no changes take place. You may even end up injuring yourself by working out too hard or resorting to extreme diets to try and fix something you can’t do on your own. A mommy makeover can free you from the guilt and frustration this state could fill you with.
It’s also becoming much more socially acceptable to get this kind of work done. Decades ago there was a stigma surrounding plastic surgery because it was believed to be dangerous or unnecessary. There was a lot of misinformation that surrounded this field of medicine, as well as the fact that society often frowned upon women who took control of their lives and wanted to release their inner beauty.
What Can a Mommy Makeover Fix?
Pregnancy could cause your stomach muscles to separate, which can leave you with a rounded abdomen that no amount of exercise will firm up. A tummy tuck, however, can bring those muscles back together and give you the flat stomach you crave.
Having children can also have unpredictable effects on your breasts: excessive fat deposits could painfully enlarge your breasts; you could end up losing volume after breastfeeding; or they could begin to sag. Thankfully, these conditions can all be fixed through a breast reduction, breast augmentation or breast lifts.
Another potential side effect of having a child is getting pockets of fat on your body. Minor liposuction can smooth out and remove these pockets.
Even if you decide to put off surgery and focus on getting back in shape the old-fashioned way, there’s still a chance you may want a mommy makeover at some point to tighten up your skin. The dramatic changes your body goes through during pregnancy can leave permanent and prominent stretch marks on your tummy, as well as extra loose skin once your body returns to its original weight. A tummy tuck removes this loose skin, leaving you with the smoother, tighter stomach of a younger woman.
Aside from how it can change your body, a mommy makeover can also make over your mind! Changing yourself back to the way you want to be can give you a tremendous boost in confidence. That confidence can make it easier for you to get back into the workforce, to take charge in your family, and feel younger and stronger again. It can also be a symbolic gesture, a way of showing that you’re reclaiming the person you were before you had a child.
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Can You Do it Again?
All of the surgical procedures you can have for a mommy makeover are repeatable. Dr. Brown always recommends that patients who are interested in a mommy makeover are finished having children. If you do have another child you can still do restorative work to get your body back to where you want it to be. As always, Dr. Brown reminds all patients to live a healthy lifestyle to keep from undoing all the work you’ve put in to get you in such great shape.
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To learn more about Mommy Makeovers, call the offices of Dr. Richard J. Brown at 480-947-2455.