After having children, some women are able to bounce back to their pre-baby body and look just as great or better than before. But for most women, their bodies are never the same and have a hard time bouncing back.
Many women have permanent changes after having children that can include:
Having a Mommy Makeover can reverse these issues and give you the confidence to feel like yourself again. A Mommy makeover is a combination of procedures addressing these areas and can safely be done at one time to give you an overall body shape change. Most patients want to address their breasts with a breast augmentation or lift and their abdomen with a tummy tuck or liposuction. Some women even request an Internal Mommy Makeover after having a baby as well.
There is no one-size-fits-all with Mommy makeovers, and ROXY Plastic Surgery designs the right plan for you during your private consultation.
Most moms are good candidates for a Mommy Makeover if you are overall healthy and ready for a major change! We will help get you ready for surgery with our high protein diet and surgical clearance to optimize your body for the transition.
We typically want you to wait at least 1 month after breastfeeding to be evaluated for a Mommy Makeover. Your body will change a lot after having children and breastfeeding can prolong the process of getting to your final destination. Once you are finished, your skin becomes more elastic and ready for surgery, we can evaluate your breasts for enhancement, and your baby is ready to eat on their own while you recover!
You should plan to have someone around to help you while you recover. It is always helpful to have your mom or your significant other’s mom come in town and help you keep up with the day to day house chores and make dinner for the kiddos. You will be more capable than you think but there are restrictions which are important for healing well.
While recovering, you cannot lift over 5 lbs. for 2 weeks so if you still have a baby in a crib, someone else needs to help with naps and bedtime. You will be able to play with your kids, but any lifting can cause bleeding and other complications. Most women can drive about a week after surgery, but your kids must be able to crawl into their seats by themselves. You can get back into a workout routine about 2-3 weeks after your procedure depending on what your Mommy Makeover plan includes.
You will look great in their clothes right away and notice that your skin is tight, your breasts lifted, and your belly flat. There will be some swelling for a couple of weeks and your Mommy Makeover results will develop over time. If you have breast implants, they will settle into the pocket in 6 weeks and it will take up to 3 months before they are soft and natural looking.
Scarring after surgery is permanent but the Mommy Makeover scars are well hidden even in bikinis and lingerie. The scars are red and raised for about 3 months and then fade over the next year to become soft, skin colored and flatter.
A Mommy Makeover changes your appearance and improves your confidence. When you feel more feminine and sexy, you can be more outwardly focused. You love how you look in clothes so you can slip on your hot-date dress quickly and feel great in it. You have more fun at the pool with your kids because you fill out your bikini and feel beautiful. In the bedroom, you have new confidence that becomes a game changer for both of you!