There is no way to sugarcoat the changes that may occur from pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Many women openly express their sense of dissatisfaction with the way that motherhood has changed their body. This is not only normal, but it’s also perfectly acceptable. If you find yourself wishing for the old you, you’re not alone. It’s possible to love being a mother and not love your Mom Bod. Acknowledging your desire for change is the first step in getting it. The next step is consulting with an experienced cosmetic surgeon. We are proud to offer women from the Pittsburgh and Columbus areas exemplary service in a friendly environment.
What You Should Know About Your Mommy Makeover
You may need to prepare your body first.
A mommy makeover achieves much better results when the skin has had ample time to retract on its own. It is also advantageous for a woman to be very near to her ideal weight. Remember, your ideal weight isn’t a particular number achieved through precise calculations; it is the weight at which you feel most comfortable and the weight you want to stay at for the foreseeable future. Keep in mind there is only so much fatty tissue that can be safely removed with liposuction. This is a detail we can discuss at length during your consultation.
Your emotional preparedness is just as important as your physical preparedness.
Just like there is no way to downplay the dramatic effects that motherhood has on your life overall, there is no glossing-over the mommy makeover process. A makeover means two or more procedures in a single day. When you return home, your priority will be to rest. This can be incredibly challenging for any mother because Mom typically takes care of everyone else. For the first week after your mommy makeover, it will be necessary to have help with just about everything, including bathing and using the bathroom. Even with a strong support team, being in such a position can be difficult. Your emotions may fluctuate, and you may question your decision to have surgery at all. This is all very reasonable and very manageable, especially if you know it may happen.
We look forward to helping you feel great about your new and improved Mom Bod. Contact a Skin Center near you to schedule your consultation.