While pregnancy can be a gift, something that’s not always talked about is the permanent physical change it causes. And even with a healthy diet and regular exercise, these changes can’t always be reversed with conservative efforts.
Many women are now choosing Mommy Makeover procedures to address the physical changes left by pregnancy, like drooping breasts and separated abdominal muscles. Although many have experienced incredible results from their Mommy Makeover, others aren’t quite sure if this procedure is right for them. Dr. Zeidler recently sat down with Haute Beauty to speak candidly about the changes caused by pregnancy, and to shed light on how the Mommy Makeover can help.
Why Women Are Choosing the Mommy Makeover
Sometimes when people hear about the Mommy Makeover, they think it’s simply about vanity. But the truth is, many women are choosing this procedure because the physical changes of pregnancy have dramatically reduced their confidence and self-esteem.
Pregnancy and childbirth can really take a toll physically, and these changes can make women feel like a stranger in their own body. The procedures included in a Mommy Makeover are designed to reverse these changes and restore a pre-pregnancy aesthetic. As Dr. Zeidler explains in the article, women just want to feel sexy, feminine, and confident again.
How the Mommy Makeover Can Help
The breasts change dramatically during pregnancy, often becoming very full during breastfeeding. However, Dr. Zeidler explains that the breasts undergo “involution” after breastfeeding, which is the process of losing volume and shrinking. This often results in the breasts having a deflated appearance. With a breast augmentation (via implants or fat transfer) and breast lift combination, the volume, shape, and position of the breasts can be significantly improved. The areolas can also be reduced and repositioned, which helps to produce truly natural-looking results.
The abdomen also undergoes significant change during pregnancy, including the development of stretch marks, fatty deposits, and separated abdominal muscles. And for those who’ve undergone C-sections, sometimes fatty tissue creates a “pooch” right above the scar. This is why many women choose to include a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) with their Mommy Makeover. This procedure removes stubborn pockets of abdominal fat that have become resistant to diet and exercise. It can also tighten and repair the abdominal muscles, restoring a tight, toned appearance.
When to Get a Mommy Makeover
In the article, Dr. Zeidler recommends that women should wait 3-6 months before undergoing a Mommy Makeover, and it’s best to wait until you’re finished breastfeeding. This ensures that you don’t expose the baby (through breastfeeding) to anesthesia that remains in your body after surgery. Also, it will give you enough time for your hormone levels to return to normal. Lastly, you should be as close to your target weight as possible for best results.
If you’re considering a Mommy Makeover, contact Aesthetx at (408) 559-7177 to schedule your personal consultation. They offer a full range of surgical options to reverse the changes caused by pregnancy.