3 Important Things to Know About the Mommy Makeover

Posted: March 27, 2018

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Having children is a wonderful and life-changing adventure, but the experience can leave you feeling insecure and uncomfortable with your body. Now you can regain your confidence and restore your figure with a “mommy makeover” at Indiana Plastic Surgery with Dr. Robinson. While moms everywhere are reaping the rewards of this rejuvenating surgery, there are a few things you should know when considering the procedure.

How Soon Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth put your body through an extreme amount of stress. Your abdomen expands, your breasts engorge, you gain weight, and your vagina stretches—all to accommodate your beautiful baby. Not only can this amazing experience take a toll on your body, but it can have substantial mental effects as well. That’s why you need to give your body and mind some time to cope with the burdens of such a life-altering event until undergoing another intensive procedure like the mommy makeover.

Of course, every woman bounces back from childbirth differently. Some women need more time before they’re ready for a mommy makeover, and it can take years for their body to find its ‘new normal.’ Typically, Dr. Robinson recommends waiting a minimum of six months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding. By that time, the breasts should return to their normal size and you’ll also likely be at a more stable weight, which will ensure long-lasting results. Remember that these are body-contouring procedures and not a solution for weight loss.

Is a Mommy Makeover Just About Looks?

Of course, you want to look like a million bucks after you’ve had your baby, but the mommy makeover isn’t just about appearances. During pregnancy, your rectus abdominis muscles can stretch and become separated. This can cause weakness and a bulging belly that can’t be corrected with extra crunches at the gym or more time on the treadmill. A mommy makeover addresses this common issue by tightening loose abdominal muscles and restoring strength and feminine contours to your midsection. 

The loose, sagging skin left behind on your breasts and stomach can be physically painful as well. Your body can feel uncomfortable and wearing certain clothes can be agonizing. The mommy makeover is able to relieve this discomfort with a breast augmentation or breast lifttummy tuck, and liposuction, so you’ll not only look great, but feel great.

Can I Have More Children After a Mommy Makeover?

There’s no hard and fast rule that says you can’t have more children after undergoing a mommy makeover. That being said, it is strongly advised that women are done having children before going ahead with this procedure. Getting pregnant after a mommy makeover can negate the effects of this restorative surgery. It’s very likely that your body will stretch and expand in all the ways that it did before, leaving you with the same post-pregnancy issues you had prior to the initial procedure.  

Mommy Makeover at Indiana Plastic Surgery

With locations in Munster and Valparaiso, Dr. Robinson is proud to give Indiana moms the bodies they deserve. If you’re interested in learning more about this transformative procedure, please contact us to schedule your initial consultation today.