Let’s face it: Body + Baby = Big Changes. Loss of breast volume, sagging breasts, stretch marks, loose skin, stubborn fat and cellulite all come with the new mom territory. While you wouldn’t trade your children for the world, that doesn’t mean you can’t miss your old body. A Mommy Makeover helps women to restore their body after baby. You can have your kids and a smokin’ hot body too.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a customized plan to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance. Dr. Lewis will work with you to identify problem areas and to create a surgical plan to target and correct these problems. Some procedures can be performed during the same surgery, while others may need a bit of time in between for recovery. Your treatment plan and schedule will be entirely customized to your body and needs.
While every Mommy Makeover is different, some procedures are popular. Let’s take a look:
- Liposuction: Stubborn fat is common after pregnancy and liposuction is one of the best ways to get rid of it. This procedure suctions fat away permanently. This is ideal for fat that is resistant to diet and exercise. In some cases, we can use the extracted fat to enhance other areas (like with the Brazilian Butt Lift).
- Tummy Tuck: Pregnancy can stretch the abdominal wall. Skin that was once tight can become loose and saggy. A tummy tuck removes excess skin, tightens abdominal muscles and even removes some stubborn belly fat. In some cases when we need to remove skin, we may be able remove skin laden with stretch marks, reducing the overall number you have left. If you miss your once flat tummy, ask Dr. Lewis about a tummy tuck.
- Breast Surgery: Pregnancy and breast feeding take their toll on your breasts. Many women opt for breast surgery (breast augmentation and/or breast lift) with their Mommy Makeover. This can help you eliminate sagging, restore lost volume and even increase your overall size.
- Brazilian Butt Lift: If you want to increase the size or change the shape of your bottom, a Brazilian Butt Lift might be for you. This surgery uses your own fat to enhance and augment your butt without implants. Once healed, the results are permanent and natural feeling.
How Do I Prepare for a Mommy Makeover?
There isn’t much you need to do to prepare for a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Lewis will work with you to create a customized treatment plan. The biggest consideration to remember is that the procedure works best AFTER you’ve finished having children. The results of a Mommy Makeover can be stunning, but future pregnancies can reverse the results. Wait until you’ve finished growing your family to schedule your surgery.
What’s Recovery Like?
Since a Mommy Makeover is highly customized, recovery times vary quite a bit. By pairing multiple procedures together, you’ll need to spend less time recovering than if you had all the same procedures separately. You may need more than one surgery (and recovery period) to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Lewis will be a great resource in planning out your recovery periods. He can give you an estimated recovery time for each procedure you’re considering.
Looking great after pregnancy doesn’t mean you love your kids any less; it just means you’ll love your body more. Call us today at 804-267-6009 to schedule your free Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Lewis.