Due to social networks and mass media, we are bombarded with images of new mums that look trim shortly after they had the birth of their child. As a result, an army of new mommies wants to get back in perfect shape as soon as possible. To that end, cosmetic surgeons have developed a series of procedures known as “mommy makeover”.
However, mass media notoriously forget to mention some of the more critical aspects of the mommy procedure, the risks, the before and after expectations, and so on. The misconceptions that have been spread have portrayed a somewhat unrealistic picture of this procedure. Here we will explain what can be realistically expected from a mommy makeover and what that truly means to a young mother.
Mommy makeover – The basics
Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood are three distinct phases that have a different effect on the body. What is common for all is that the body is under great stress because it undergoes specific physical changes.
Celebrities, fitness fanatics, and women of great wealth are not immune to those changes, but they do manage to mitigate those effects. At least to some extent. By following strict fitness and diet regimes, their bodies manage to get less altered by pregnancy and childbirth. And when you add the mommy makeover procedure on top of all that you get their looks. Of course, when they are presented on a TV show or photographed they all wear plenty of makeup and are shot only from angles that capture their best parts. But that’s another part of the puzzle that doesn’t belong here.
What’s common for both celebrities and everyone else is that the mommy makeover can’t be done immediately after the child is born. Any decent surgeon will recommend that the procedure is done at least six months after the childbirth. It doesn’t matter whether you are someone famous, you’ve followed this or that exercise regime, or was on a strict diet. Waiting for six months is your safest bet. Anything less and you will be putting your health at risk. On the plus side, the recovery time after a mommy makeover is relatively fast – around two weeks in most cases. Plus, exercising and heavy lifting is not recommended for a total of six weeks.
What to expect from a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a very personalized and consists of surgery and other procedures. The idea is that each body reacts differently to pregnancy and childbirth. An experienced surgeon can examine the body and in agreement with the patient can determine which procedures should be done. The following procedures are considered as the most common types for most mommy makeovers.
This is to remove the “love handles” or any other excessive fat around other areas than the Abdomen such as excessive fat around the thighs or hips.
During this procedure, a surgeon will stitch back your torn abdominal muscles. That way the area can heal properly, and your
Woman’s labia is sometimes substantially stretched during childbirth. Not only that is a significant cause for discomfort for many women, but it also can interfere with their sexual life. Labiaplasty is a procedure that removes the excess skin and brings back thing as before birth.
Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift (optional)
Pregnancy causes the woman’s breast to expand and contract dramatically and women are left with flatter breasts and saggier than before and that’s where breast lift and breast augmentation come in play.
Childbirth is something that most women are looking forward to. Thanks to modern medicine, childbirth can have a minimal effect on any woman’s body.