Motherhood is riddled with challenging decisions that are neither right nor wrong; whether or not to return to work, breastfeed, co-sleep, and “cry it out” are just a few of them. With every decision, the grass on the other side of the fence is not always greener; it’s actually the same shade of green, but the brown spots lie in different places in each yard. There are pros and cons to every choice that can cause doubt—and even guilt. Add any insecurities resulting from your new post-pregnancy body, and it’s a recipe for completely depleted self-esteem. Here are just a few reasons why choosing the Mommy Makeover is a decision you can make with confidence.
1. You Are Finished Having Children
Pregnancy and childbirth are talked about as some of the most difficult things a woman can endure, but raising children can be equally—if not more—challenging. From teething and tantrums to tears and tough questions, the parenting role is not for the faint of heart. Once you are finished having children, you deserve to have the sculpted silhouette you once had. The Mommy Makeover procedure can restore your pre-pregnancy body with liposuction, a tummy tuck, and/or breast surgery. To ensure that your results last, it is recommended that you are finished having children before surgery.
2. You Have Finished Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding successfully in itself can be difficult. You may feel as though you are constantly tied to either the breast pump or your new baby, and there is little time for any other productivity. Social pressures can also add undue stress to your daily life. If you have breastfed for any amount of time, you’ve likely dealt with these challenges, and weaning can feel like the ultimate relief. No matter how you have decided to feed your baby, it is a difficult task that begs to be rewarded. The Mommy Makeover, which typically involves either a breast lift or breast augmentation, requires that you have finished breastfeeding for at least three months before surgery.
3. You Are Near Your Ideal Weight and Have Maintained It
Weight loss soon after childbirth is often more challenging than women anticipate. If you have been able to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight after having your baby, you have achieved a great accomplishment. For the best surgical results, Mommy Makeover patients should have maintained a healthy weight for at least three months prior to surgery.
4. Your Body Has Already Undergone a Total Transformation
After childbirth and breastfeeding, women are often surprised at how different their bodies appear and feel. Even those who have lost their “baby weight” find that their pre-pregnancy clothes do not fit or flatter them the way they once did. Their waist may be wider, their breasts may be deflated, and fat may be apparent in places it never appeared before. Your body has already undergone a total transformation bringing a life into the world, which is enough to merit another body transformation that is equally as beautiful but in completely different ways.
If you are interested in the Mommy Makeover procedure, please contact AesthetiCare Cosmetic Surgery Institute for a personalized consultation. Call (800) 662-1055 or fill out our online contact form today.