Mothers have a lot in common. They tirelessly juggle the challenges of parenthood, always want the best for their kids, and tend to put everyone else’s needs before their own. Because of the demands of pregnancy and childbirth, many moms also share a few physical traits. These include excess skin on their bellies, stretched abdominal muscles, and drooping breasts.
Some women bothered by these changes have also recognized that as much as they might go to the gym to regain what they can of their old figures, some of the issues just cannot be changed, no matter how much they work out. All the weights and crunches and sweating in the world will not make that stretched out skin go back to where it was. If you can relate, then plastic surgery might be the perfect solution. Here are a few popular procedures:
- Breast augmentation: Your breasts probably filled out during your pregnancy. And after you delivered, they likely dropped a cup size or two. If you find yourself missing your fuller breasts, breast augmentation can give you the results that you desire. Breast augmentation uses implants to add or restore breast volume for a flattering, more proportionate look.
- Breast lift: Your breasts can also change in ways that have nothing to do with their size. For example, they can lose their perky position and become droopy. A breast lift will tighten loose skin and elevate downward-facing nipples for a more youthful contour.
- Tummy tuck: Does pregnancy change any part of the body more than the belly? It gets so stretched out that the muscles and skin can have a difficult and often impossible time bouncing back. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat while repairing stretched or separated abdominal muscles by actually moving them together.
- Liposuction: It can be tough to lose weight after giving birth. Even when you eat well and exercise regularly, you may be left with a few stubborn bumps and bulges that won't go away. Liposuction is a great way to target those areas of fat for a more balanced shape.
It might be possible to achieve your desired results with just one of the procedures listed above. However, it’s more common to combine a few of them. In fact, undergoing multiple plastic surgeries to address cosmetic and functional issues after pregnancy is so common that people refer to it as a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover doesn’t necessarily include all of these breast and body procedures. Instead, it’s fully customized to meet the unique needs of each patient. One woman may benefit from a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, while another may opt for a breast lift and liposuction. It depends on what procedures are needed to correct your specific concerns.
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