You did it. You worked hard to get pregnant and even harder to carry that baby. Now that you are loving (almost) every moment with that little bundle of joy, you might be wondering if and when your pre-baby body is ever coming back. Maybe you breastfed and you’ve lost fullness in your breasts, maybe that tummy just doesn’t want to flatten out, or perhaps a little contouring will make you feel like yourself again. If diet, exercise, and time haven’t done the job, you might consider a mommy makeover.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that help regain you’re your post-pregnancy body. The best candidates are women who have finished having kids and are at least 6 months post weaning. You’ll want to wait until all the changes have finished before undergoing any procedures to get the best results.
Mommy Makeover Procedures
Mommy makeovers refer to any combination of six different procedures: tummy tuck, liposuction, breast augmentation, breast reduction, breast lift, and vaginoplasty or labiaplasty. Each targets a different problem area.
Some women could benefit from two of these while others wish to pursue more. Each body is different. At The Derm Group, our specialists can customize a surgical plan to address your specific cosmetic goals. We’ll conduct an in-depth physical evaluation and make suggestions geared towards your needs.
Downtime After Cosmetic Procedures
Plan to have someone drive you to and from your appointment, consider hiring childcare, and, if possible, have someone to help you around the house for the first few days. You’ll also want to clear your schedule for about two to three weeks after your mommy makeover. Swelling should be gone after that point, but it could be a few months before you see the full results.
In the case of a tummy tuck, you might also have a surgical drain to remove excess fluid and prevent seroma, infection, or other complications. You’ll want to steer clear of intense exercise for at least six weeks. It’s important to keep some level of minimal movement to prevent blood clots, but take your time and don’t push it. Take care of yourself and you’ll be back on your feet with your new/old body in no time.
Women considering a mommy makeover can request a consultation with a surgeon using the online form or call our office at (973) 571-2121 to schedule an appointment.