Mommy Makeover in McLean: Everything You Need to Know
The only thing as miraculous as giving birth would seem to be the short amount of time celebrities snap back into shape following pregnancy.
This is, of course, with the help of personal trainers and nutritionists. That is a privilege not every mother can afford.
Enter the “mommy makeover.”
The mommy makeover is a series of operations that put mothers on the path to gaining their pre-baby figure and health. Though, a board certified plastic surgeon would never recommend any invasive plastic surgery until at least six months after you deliver your baby.
Until then, there are a few things you can do to regain your former self.
First, watch what you eat during your pregnancy. There is a strong urge to binge when expecting but the more weight you put on, the more you will have to lose afterwards.
There will also be more loose skin to deal with. New mothers are often surprised with their new “love handles” even after returning to the weight they were before getting pregnant.
Next, remember that breastfeeding actually burns calories. And a lot of them. Consider breastfeeding your baby rather than buying formula.
What Operations Are Involved in a Mommy Makeover?
Diet and exercise will never give you all the results you desire. Pregnancy isn’t easy and it causes a lot of stress on the body.
It can damage abdomen muscles. This is where a tummy tuck and Liposuction are each invaluable to the rejuvenation process and two of four primary operations involved in a mommy makeover.
During Liposuction, a tube instrument is used to remove stubborn fat deposits. After that comes the tummy tuck, where a plastic surgeon will make a long enough incision to pull down and tighten your skin and muscles, removing any loose skin.
The skin of the labia will also be loose or stretched out following childbirth. The labia minora is sensitive. A labiaplasty can correct any flaps distorted beyond the labia majora by removing the excess skin and carefully stitching the area closed again. Women are much more comfortable after this surgery both in their love life and in their exercise routine.
Breast sagging is also common following pregnancy because of the significant expansion and contraction during milk production. Breast lifts and augmentation will restore any lost volume.
For any of these procedures, the new mother will need to remain relatively healthy. They should also wait until they are done having children to undergo a mommy makeover.
If you’d like to learn more about mommy makeover procedures, call Washingtonian Plastic Surgery today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Navin Singh.