Most women find post-pregnancy that their bodies have changed in many lasting ways—and sometimes those changes are not wanted. With weight gain and loss, swelling, varicose veins, stretch marks on the breasts and thighs, sagging skin and drooping breasts as some of the many potential changes, it is understandable that women can get discouraged by their post-baby body. If you find yourself thinking, “I want my body back!” – a mommy makeover might be the right choice for you.
It is important to remember that your body has gone through a lot during pregnancy. Give yourself time and space to heal and get back to normal. Recovering from childbirth does not happen overnight. New moms should take care to be kind to themselves (and their new bodies). It is a great idea to take the first year after childbirth to focus on self-care and figuring out what the new “normal” both looks and feels like for your body. Sometimes, even when following a healthy diet and exercise routine, it can be hard to get back to your pre-baby body. At around nine months to a year postpartum, you can start looking into alternatives to help restore your body.
A mommy makeover can help you get back the body you used to have. The procedures involved in a mommy makeover can help you feel like yourself again, bringing back your comfort and self-confidence. Dr. Teotia and her team know that each patient has their own goals for their mommy makeover. Every procedure is individualized to fit the specific desires of each patient. You know what will make you feel good in your skin and Dr. Teotia is there to help and offer expert advice along the way.
Because pregnancy tends to most heavily impact the breasts and the mid-section of the body, mommy makeovers tend to focus on breast enhancement and body contouring. While breast augmentation/lift and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are the two most common procedures after childbirth, mommy makeovers can include many different surgical and non-surgical options. Dr. Toetia will tailor a treatment plan that addresses your individual concerns.
A breast augmentation procedure can help restore breast fullness that may have been lost during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation can also include a breast lift, which raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding skin to add shape and firmness. Dr. Teotia will discuss the breast shape, size, and profile you are looking for to ensure that you will be satisfied with the final results.
If your pregnancy has left you with sagging skin, a protruding tummy, and/or excess fat in your abdominal area, a tummy tuck may be the right procedure for you. With a tummy tuck, excess skin and fat is removed and muscles that have been weakened or separated are restored. A tummy tuck can provide the smooth, firm abdominal profile many women desire. While this procedure is not a substitute for weight loss, it can help new moms return to the stomach they had before the bump.
Are you a good candidate for the mommy makeover? The decision to undergo any procedure is an entirely personal one—no one knows what is best for you more than you! Typically, if you are considering any kind of breast surgery, it is advisable to wait until after you are finished breastfeeding and your breasts have “settled” to a stable size and shape. It is also recommended to wait until you are finished having children before getting any “lifting” procedures, including a tummy tuck or a breast lift. Keep in mind that you will not be able to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds in the weeks following your procedure. If you have very young children, you will need help with childcare during your recovery.
JANUARY 2019 MONTHLY SPECIAL:
This month, Dr. Teotia is offering a “Mommy Makeover” special. This package includes breast augmentation (with or without breast lift) and a tummy tuck. You will receive $1,000.00 off when you schedule both procedures in January 2019. Call our office today to get on the path to getting back into pre-baby form!