Attention to all new mothers: we know exactly how frustrating it is to get rid of post-baby weight. It is an unavoidable truth about motherhood that pregnancy changes the body, widening your hips, enlarging your breasts, and leaving a few extra pounds around your middle that hadn’t been there before. And when you’re still busy with an infant, it can be difficult to finish shedding those final pounds. This is where our experts come in with the Mommy Makeover. But how does it compare to a tummy tuck?
What is a Mommy Makeover?
You can think of a Mommy Makeover as a combination of different plastic surgery procedures that specifically address post-pregnancy body concerns. Typically, a Mommy Makeover is an all-in-one procedure that consists of a breast augmentation, liposuction, and a tummy tuck. This makeover addresses the following concerns:
- Breast augmentation to lift the breasts
- Liposuction to remove stubborn excess fat
- Tummy tuck to tighten the abdominal region
The combination of plastic surgeries in this makeover addresses the main issues women experience with post-pregnancy bodies. After breastfeeding is over, many women find that their breasts begin to sag or deflate now that the mammary glands are no longer producing milk, which is why breast augmentation is oftentimes included. New stubborn body fat is known to accumulate on the hips after pregnancy, so liposuction is often recommended. And then there is the excess skin around the abdominal muscles after pregnancy, which is what a tummy tuck will address. The combination of all of procedures corrects all of these issues.
Why a Mommy Makeover Might Be What You Need
If you’ve tried working out and dieting on top of taking care of a newborn, then you might find that your efforts are not as successful as they once were. If you consider the fact that most women gain from 20 to 40 pounds during a pregnancy and that caloric intake alters to accommodate the production of milk, it’s no wonder that post-baby weight is so difficult to deal with.
A typical makeover consists of one surgery that is customized based on your wants and needs. These procedures generally only need to be done once, which is why surgeons recommend waiting for a makeover until after you are done having children, as any pregnancies following these procedures will undo the work.
Get Results You Will Love for Years
A Mommy Makeover is a way to regain your youthful appearance and vitality while improving the function of your body at the same time. Talk to the experts at Restore SD Plastic Surgery to learn about how you can get results that you will love for years with a Mommy Makeover and how it varies from a tummy tuck and other surgeries. Contact us today to book your consultation at our office in San Diego!