Having a baby changes everything, and by everything that also includes everything about your body. Clothes don’t fit quite as nicely as they used to, hips have expanded, and breasts have started to look deflated and hang lower. Many Long Island moms seeking help with their post-baby bodies contact Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery not quite sure if their particular conditions can be fixed or reversed. But we are excited to tell you--you can get that pre-pregnancy body back with a life-changing mommy makeover.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of two or more procedures that women commonly request (or need) after having a baby. These procedures target areas that have been most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. The end result can include a slimmer body, shapelier breasts, and an overall younger looking appearance.
The emotional justification
It’s okay to admit, we’ve all had those times where we look in the mirror and wonder what happened to our pre-baby bodies. Jeans used to fit us in all the right places, our breasts were perky, and our abdomen was flat. It’s as if we took all of that for granted in our teens and early twenties and now we’d give anything to have that body back. It can be somewhat of an emotional roller coaster when you run into a friend who just had a baby and her body snapped right back into shape. It’s also so very difficult to make the time you need for yourself without feeling guilty. A mommy makeover can provide that confidence boost that you need by helping your body bounce back and look better than ever before.
The physical reasons
A mommy makeover has many benefits and one of the best is how you’ll look and feel afterwards. You’ll regain that self-confidence you had when you slip into a two piece. You won’t have to feel ashamed or embarrassed when you’re getting undressed in front of your significant other. You’ll be happier with your appearance and thrilled that you can still look sexy and desirable, even after having kids.
So now that we’ve covered how a mommy makeover can help you emotionally and physically feel and look better, let’s talk about what procedures are most commonly performed during this surgery.
Cosmetic breast surgery
Breast augmentation with silicone or saline implants, and breast lifts are two of the most commonly selected procedures to be performed during a mommy makeover. Breasts go through many changes during pregnancy. Weight fluctuations, hormone changes, and nursing can leave you with sagging, deflated breasts. A breast augmentation surgery will add volume to the breasts making them appear fuller, while a breast lift will reposition the breasts giving them a perkier appearance. Some women may only need augmentation, others may only need or want a breast lift, some may opt for both. There are a number of solutions, methods, and techniques so that you can have the breasts you desire.
Another popular procedure for Long Island women is a tummy tuck, which removes loose skin and excess fat in the abdominal area. Pregnancy can stretch the skin in the lower abdomen as the bell grows throughout the nine months. Long after your baby is born, it can be difficult for the skin to bounce back to its normal health. In addition, women who have undergone C-sections tend to request a tummy tuck since the muscles and skin often result in a pooch that is nearly impossible to get rid of without medical intervention. A tummy tuck will have your abdomen looking smoother and toned and remove any evidence of that pesky pooch.
If you notice that you have stubborn, post-pregnancy fat that just won’t disappear you may be interested in having liposuction performed to remove the fat for a slimmer shape. Fat removal from the hips, abdomen, flanks, lower back, buttocks, and thighs are the most commonly requested areas.
This is another procedure that some women want to have addressed during their mommy makeover. Many women experience significant tearing during childbirth resulting in many changes to the labia. Excess skin or vaginal tissue may start to cause discomfort during sex, exercise, and every day activities. This procedure will correct the size and shape of the labia and will help reduce any discomfort you have by removing the excess skin or tissue. A lot of women are self-conscious after delivering a baby vaginally and worry that this area will never be the same, but a vaginal rejuvenation procedure can have your lady parts back in working order in no time.
You deserve it!
Quite frankly, you deserve it. For nine months you sacrificed your body to grow an amazing little human. Nothing is wrong with taking a little timeout to focus on your own wants and needs with the help of a mommy makeover. Moms of all ages should be able to feel confident and happy in their own skin and this popular cosmetic surgery has changed the lives of so many Long Island, NY women.
Take the first step to a new and improved you by calling our Long Island office and scheduling a consultation today. You’ll be able to meet with one of our highly-skilled surgeons and discuss your desired results. Your consultation will include a physical examination and you can also expect to discuss your medical history and risks and benefits associated with the surgery. You’ll also have a better idea of what procedures are offered and what the recovery time is like. Your surgeon will work with you to determine which procedures will benefit you the most and before and after photos will be available to view so you can get a better idea of results. The surgeons at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery would love to have the opportunity to work with you and assist in the transformation from a mom bod to a hot bod.