Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back with a Mommy Makeover

Having a baby is an amazing experience, but the way pregnancy affects your body isn’t always such a great thing. Pregnancy and breastfeeding stretch your skin a lot, and they take a toll on your physique in other ways, too. Your body isn’t just going to “snap back” once the baby is here, and many women find that even if they lose most or all of their “baby weight,” they’re still left with some unattractive reminders they just can’t seem to shake. Stubborn areas of fat, unattractive stretch marks, excess skin, and smaller or even droopy breasts, can take a toll on your appearance and your self-confidence.

Mommy makeover to the rescue

A mommy makeover is a custom treatment plan that’s designed to help restore your pre-pregnancy body by correcting cosmetic issues that occur as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding. And because it’s customized, it can include one or several treatments, depending on both your needs and your goals. You can have a mommy makeover any time, but since pregnancy and breastfeeding can alter the way your body looks, it’s a good idea to wait until you’re done having children (and breastfeeding), so you can enjoy your results for a long time.

Belly flab and loose skin

For a lucky few, the belly bulge of pregnancy recedes within a few months of birth, leaving a more toned belly behind. But for lots of women, those slim belly contours never return on their own, regardless of the number of crunches you do and the number of calories you cut out of your diet. Part of that is due to tissue-stretching during pregnancy, and some of those changes may be chalked up to hormone fluctuations that reduce your skin's natural elasticity. In some cases, the muscle tissue itself changes, weakening so it can’t “hold in” your tummy any longer.

In all those cases, a tummy tuck can help. Tummy tuck procedures get rid of excess flab and loose skin, restoring damaged muscles and gently lifting your tummy so it looks and feels firmer again. Tummy tucks can also eliminate the “pouching” effect that tends to develop in the lower belly, most often following a cesarean section or following multiple pregnancies. What if you just want to get rid of a little stubborn fat? Then liposuction could be the answer. Liposuction uses gentle suction to eliminate excess belly fat, and it can be used in other areas as well. There's even a procedure that can restore the appearance of your belly button. 

Stretch marks

Stretch marks are aptly named since they form when your skin is stretched beyond its normal capacity. With a little stretching, our skin can “snap back” over time and reform to the body’s contours. But when skin is stretched beyond that limit, that ability to reform is diminished, and stretch marks are the result. Stretch marks can appear darker or lighter than the surrounding skin, and sometimes they may even look a little shiny. When you run your fingers over your stretch marks, they may feel like small ridges, raised above the rest of your skin. During and after pregnancy, stretch marks can appear on your belly, breasts, buttocks and even your thighs — all areas that tend to get larger during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Sagging breasts

During pregnancy, your breasts enlarge in response to changes in hormones. After birth, milk production keeps them full. Initially, you may enjoy your more ample contours. But that extra fullness stretches the breast tissue, and it also stretches the connective tissue that supports them. After breastfeeding is over with, your breasts lose that extra fullness, but the skin often stays stretched out. The result — flabby, sagging breasts and unusually large areolas. If you’ve had more than one child, those effects tend to be magnified. At Rejuve Plastic Surgery, we offer breast augmentation and breast lift procedures to restore your breasts so they look firmer and perkier. And again, depending on your goals, you might choose to have one procedure or combine both to get the results you’re looking for.

Thinking about a mommy makeover? Schedule a consultation

At Rejuve Plastic Surgery, we believe every woman should always feel comfortable with the way she looks. Our mommy makeovers are customized to suit every woman’s goals, concerns and body shape, restoring not just her pre-baby appearance, but her sexy self-confidence, too. To learn more about mommy makeovers at Rejuve Plastic Surgery, book an appointment online today.

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