Becoming a mother is one of the most gratifying and fulfilling gifts you will ever receive. Motherhood introduces you to many exciting and wonderful changes, including unconditional love, patience, and incredible joy. Having a baby is a beautiful experience and you end up with a new baby, a new experience, and a new you. Unfortunately however, pregnancy can also change your body in ways that do not bring happiness and you end up not liking the “new you.” A mommy makeover is the combination of cosmetic surgery procedures used to reverse the changes in the areas of your body that need to be restored after childbirth. Weight gain, heartburn, morning sickness, skin changes, and fatigue are just a few of the things that occur during pregnancy making you feel like your body no longer belongs to you. When your body doesn’t return to its pre-pregnancy physique by the time your “little one” starts sleeping, walking, and attending pre-school, you realize recovering your pre-baby size might be impossible to achieve. There is a solution however, as the mommy makeover was created to help you regain your pre-pregnancy confidence by helping you look and feel your best.
Pregnancy and childbirth are remarkable events but they also create changes throughout your body with the most dramatic transformations occurring in your breasts and abdomen. On average, women gain 25 to 35 pounds during pregnancy and this added weight is stored as fatty tissue in your breasts, abdomen, flanks (love-handles), mid-section, hips, lower back, buttocks, and thighs. Skin, muscle, and other tissue must stretch to accommodate your growing child and after childbirth, some of your tissue loses its ability to “bounce back.” This can leave you with a flabby, stomach, saggy breasts, stretched skin, and general fat deposits that you never thought possible. Not only does your body change hormonally after delivery, your self-esteem and self-image are connected to your emotions, which make the changes more stressful and sometimes overwhelming. With all of the other pressures being a mother entails, the last thing on your mind should be how you are going to get your shape back and the mommy makeover will help you regain control.
Mommy makeovers can include some or even all of these procedures depending on your wants and expectations. These procedures can be performed separately or at the same time and the combination of procedures is performed in a certain order to maximize results and recovery while keeping incisions at a minimum. Many patients prefer a combination of procedures over separate operations but the decision of how many surgeries you need and the best way to complete them will be evaluated during your consultation with Dr. Moelleken. Call our friendly and helpful office to staff to schedule your personal consultation.