For many women, being a mother costs them their figure and some are fighting to get it back. Many moms stay active and take the time to eat right and exercise, even with children running around, but sometimes that just isn't enough. After having children, there are many changes that exercise can't repair. From belly fat that won't go away to drooping breasts, working out just isn't going to cut it. For many women, a mommy makeover is the solution to their post-baby blues.
The term mommy makeover applies to multiple surgeries combined into one session. Moms go under the knife to have a breast augmentation, traditional liposuction or laser lipolysis, a tummy tuck, vaginal rejuvenation or any combination of these procedures in order to return to their pre-baby body.
Patients tend to enjoy having multiple procedures rolled into one. The price is often a little lower when surgery center costs are combined into a single session rather than spread out over several surgeries. Also, with the busy life of a mom, taking off for separate recovery times is nearly impossible and with a mommy makeover, all of the recovery is taken care of at once.
Each procedure in a mommy makeover has its purpose. Post-baby, regardless of whether or not you breast feed, your breasts will change. Many women lose volume and their breasts start to droop or nipples will point downward. Breast augmentation, in the form of a breast lift or breast implants can restore, or simply add volume and create fuller and uplifted breasts.
After pregnancy, it's common for a woman to experience diastasis recti. In this condition, the abdominal muscles have separated from the wall and need to be repaired through a tummy tuck or abdominoplasty. Today on The Doctors, Dr. Drew Ordon consults with a mom of three about a tummy tuck and explains that the muscle separation common with having children makes a tummy tuck the best option for her. For some lucky women who don't have diastasis recti and just need a small amount of fat removed from their stomach, laser lipo can get rid of the fat as well as tighten the skin in many cases.
If you're unhappy with your post baby body, talk to your physician about taking back control. Several different non-surgical options are also available, so ask your doctor which is best for you.