While adding a new child to your family can be an exciting and blessed event, not every mom is happy with the changes pregnancy has made to her body. Some of the more common complaints involved sagging, deflated breasts, stretched-out abdominal skin and stubborn weight gain in the midsection. If you’ve had a baby in the past and are unhappy with the changes to your body, a Mommy Makeover may be the right choice for you.
Understanding the Mindset of a Mommy Makeover
Of course, not every woman that has a baby is upset with the changes that have happened to her body. Cosmetic procedures exist to enhance your enjoyment and satisfaction with your body, not to conform to some perfect ideal. A Mommy Makeover exists purely to assist women in reclaiming their pre-pregnancy bodies if they choose to do so.
Assessing Your Feelings About Your Post-Pregnancy Body
To assess your own satisfaction with your figure after having a baby, look carefully at yourself in the mirror. Ask yourself if you are happy with the height, volume and shape of your breasts and the width of your thighs and backside. You may still have some stubborn body fat left over from pregnancy. Be kind with your assessment, especially if you’ve had your baby within the past two years. It can take time for your body to settle back into its usual shape.
Even if you are very devoted to your diet and exercise program, not everyone can “bounce back” in just a few short months. If you’ve had your baby more than two years ago, it’s likely that your body has settled into its normal shape. Issues you make note of several times will likely be the issues you will want addressed with your Mommy Makeover.
The Personalized Nature of a Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover is usually done as one large procedure, addressing all the issues you have in one surgery. What exactly is done, however, is decided by you and our surgeon beforehand. It’s not at all uncommon for different women to have completely different procedures. For example, one woman may want her backside lifted and breasts augmented while another wants to address hanging abdominal skin and thighs. Our surgeon will tailor your Mommy Makeover to your specific concerns, and you’ll never feel pressured to change aspects that you’re happy with.
If you are not happy with the toll pregnancy has taken on your body, schedule a consultation at the office of J. Anthony Stephens, MD in Baton Rouge. There’s no reason to live with the effects of pregnancy if they make you unhappy. We’d be thrilled to assess your specific concerns and advise you of your treatment options. Contact us today to book an appointment.