Why a mommy makeover makes sense for you
Giving birth is an incredible, physically-challenging feat that changes a woman's body, sometimes forever. Add the discomfort of a post-baby physique to feeling tired, stressed and frustrated, despite a regular exercise routine, it is no wonder that some women need a bit of extra help to feel their best again.
Women can take care of themselves - and they deserve to. So if you've given birth and ache for the return of your pre-pregnancy body, a mommy makeover may be the right thing to do.
What's a mommy makeover?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons defines a "mommy makeover" as treatments designed to help a woman bring her body back to its appearance and feel before she had her baby. Her procedures may involve breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, Liposuction and vaginal restoration.
The next steps and considerations
First, find a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon for a consultation. He or she can listen to your concerns, and advise you on the kind of changes that make the most sense. According to a USA Today article discussing mommy makeovers, you should also be sure that you are done having children before starting your transformation - you don't want to undo the modifications if you decide to get pregnant again!
Providing a physical boost
While you will need help recovering from your treatments - and yes, that means help with the little ones too, USA Today added - a mommy makeover can work wonders for physical struggles in some patients. For example, if you do follow a healthy diet and regularly exercise but need a little help in certain departments, a mommy makeover may provide this boost. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons added that you're the right candidate for a mommy makeover if you have realistic expectations and a positive body image, you are at a healthy weight and in good medical condition.