More and more women are choosing to have plastic surgery after pregnancy to restore their figure. During pregnancy many different events take place in a woman’s body, and many of them are not flattering. Weight gain, stretch marks, and sagging skin, especially in the tummy region, are just a few of the effects of pregnancy on your body. These are some of the reasons why women are choosing to have a mommy makeover.
A mommy makeover refers to a number of surgical procedures that are performed to counteract the physical changes that take place during pregnancy. The precise combination of procedures often differs for each woman, as it depends on the areas that have been most affected by childbearing. However there are some factors:
- Weight gain during pregnancy often affects the tummy, and unfortunately this weight can be difficult to shift, but a tummy tuck can help. A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes fat and excess skin in the stomach region.The abdominal muscles are also tightened to make the stomach smoother and flatter.
- The breasts also undergo significant changes during pregnancy. They often become enlarged during pregnancy, and often do not return to their pre-pregnancy size, leaving behind excess skin. Breast lift surgery is often done as part of a mommy makeover, in order to raise droopy breasts.
- A change in the distribution of fat is another of the effects of pregnancy on your body. Fat often settles on the hip, thighs, and abdomen, and no amount of diet and exercise seems to help. As a result, liposuction is often required in order to remove fat and sculpt the body, so that a woman can reclaim her pre-pregnancy figure.
A tummy tuck, breast lift surgery, and liposuctionarecommonly performed as part of a mommy makeover. A complete mommy makeover may not be necessary for you – it completely depends on your body. Schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to see what surgeries may be the right fit for you.