Going through pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your body that can leave you with physical changes you simply may not like. Although diet and exercise may benefit some women to get back into their pre-pregnancy shape, it is not always effective for everyone. If you find it challenging to get back to your pre-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover can help. Here is what you should know.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a term used to describe a set of procedures that allow women to address several areas of concern at once without having to go through multiple, individual surgeries. Common surgeries performed during a mommy makeover include:
- Breast lift
- Breast augmentation
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
The specific procedures that you will undergo will be pre-determined by you and your surgeon during your initial consultation. You will want to discuss your cosmetic goals to determine which procedures would best help you achieve them.
Am I a Good Candidate?
There are several signs you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover.
You Have Been Working On Losing Weight
Patients who do not drink or smoke and are healthy are the best candidates for a mommy makeover. Women who have a BMI of 33 or higher and those who have various health conditions may not be the best candidates for this procedure. Having a health condition that causes you to heal slowly or have thin blood may not be suitable. However, it is best to speak with your doctor.
You Are Done Having Children
If you are interested in having more children, you may want to hold off on getting a mommy makeover, as future pregnancy can negatively affect the results achieved by the mommy makeover.
You Have Stopped Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding can impact the size, shape, and appearance of your breasts. It is best to wait at least six months after you stop breastfeeding before considering this procedure.
You Had a C-Section
A caesarian section (C-section) can cause scarring. Women who have undergone C-sections may benefit from a mommy makeover as it can help to correct the scar and lessen its appearance.
You Are at Least Six Months Postpartum
It is important to give your body time to recover after giving birth. For this reason, you will want to be at least six months postpartum before considering a mommy makeover to ensure your body has adequate time to heal and return to a more permanent shape.
Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation Today
A mommy makeover can help you regain a more youthful appearance while also helping you contour your body. To see if you would be a good candidate for this procedure, schedule a consultation with Dr. Alfonso Barrera at his Houston, TX, office by calling (713) 468-5200.