Mommy makeovers are designed to help restore your physical body to pre-baby condition. Of course, pregnancy affects your body in a wide variety of ways, and the experience varies from person to person. The all-encompassing nature of pregnancy means that people considering a Mommy makeover typically end up choosing between 2 and 4 different procedures to achieve their desired results.
Choosing Your Mommy Makeover Procedures
Every Mommy Makeover is different because everyone is different. Some people have stretch marks while others don’t. Some people experience dramatic, permanent changes to their breasts or genitals while other people return to a pretty normal state with time. As a result, your Mommy Makeover in Los Angeles could include a lot of things. What you ultimately have done will be up to you and your board-certified plastic surgeon. Your options may include:
- Breast augmentation to increase the volume of your breasts after the physical changes caused by breast engorgement.
- Breast lift to reposition breasts that have been weighed down or stretched by pregnancy.
- Buttock augmentation to offset volume loss after pregnancy.
- Labiaplasty to make your genitalia more comfortable and aesthetically typical for when you’re wearing a bathing suit or engaging in intimate activities.
- Liposuction to remove those stubborn areas of fat that sometimes stick around after pregnancy.
- Tummy tuck to remove excess skin, reduce the prevalence of stretch marks, and restitch the abdominal muscles back together if necessary.
If you aren’t sure what’s right for you, don’t worry. During your consultation for plastic surgery in Los Angeles, you’ll have ample opportunity to discuss your body with your doctor. Your plastic surgeon is a professional, and you’re free to talk about whatever physical changes bother you most. From there, your plastic surgeon will be able to make recommendations that may make you feel more like yourself.
When Can You Have a Mommy Makeover?
For many people, the changes brought on by pregnancy are so drastic that you immediately crave a return to normal. Unfortunately, your body needs time to heal. Over the six months following the birth of your child, your body will slowly shrink back. Skin will heal, you’ll lose some of that water weight, and the tissue damaged by your pregnancy will return to some rough approximation of normal.
As frustrating as it may be, your body needs that time. If you were to have plastic surgery too early, the continued healing process could easily affect your results. That is why waiting a minimum of six months after the birth of your baby is recommended by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Truth be told, some experts suggest waiting a full year to make sure that your body has reached a relative equilibrium before you begin having cosmetic surgery.
Deciding On the Right Mommy Makeover Procedures
There is a lot of pressure in our society for people to bounce right back from pregnancy. That is not the purpose of a Mommy makeover. No amount of surgery can fix the mental, emotional, and physical stressors that come with being a parent in the United States. What the Mommy makeover can do is help soften that transition.
Get Your Body Back Today
There’s nothing worse than looking in the mirror and not recognizing yourself. Your body has been this beautiful, loved part of you for so long, then suddenly it looks totally different. Mommy makeovers are designed to help you preserve the body you know and love. Some people are happy to love their postpartum bodies and some aren’t. Both approaches are perfectly okay.
However, if you decide you need some professional help to feel beautiful and like yourself again, don’t be afraid to voice your needs. Dr. Brent will take you through all of your options to help you pick the combination of procedures that will help you look like yourself again so that you can focus on more important things like being the person you want to be.