Pregnancy and childbirth are amazing experiences, and the joy of bringing a new life to the world is indescribable but, it sure does take a massive toll on the body. Dramatic changes in the body could lead to sagging breasts, pockets of extra skin on the waistline and abdomen, stretch marks and getting out of shape.
After a couple of months, maybe a year or two and you’d see these women wishing to get back their pre-pregnancy bodies. They’d sign up for workout sessions, go under diets and indulge in different activities just to lose weight and get back in shape, but unfortunately, most of these activities offer little to no result.
If you found yourself in this situation, a mommy makeover could come to your rescue. A mommy makeover surgery is a procedure that involves complementary plastic surgery processes. It usually includes a combination of tummy tuck, upper arm lift, breast enhancement, etc. Plastic surgeon and double board certified, Farbod Esmailian, MD, FACS, offers insight and discusses what you need to know about the procedure if you’re considering surgery.
Determine if you’re ready for the procedure
You don’t just go off and get a post-birth surgery without taking into consideration whether your body is prepared for such invasive procedure. Here are such markers you should look out for to get an idea of how ready you are:
- Your body weight should have stabilized – ensure you’ve maintained the same weight for three months to be sure.
- Already involved in regular fitness workouts and that you eat healthy diets
- Wait 2-3 months after weaning your child to have your breast return to its normal size.
Are you planning to have more children soon?
To get the best out of your mommy makeover and to enjoy your new body for a longer time,; it is advised you undergo the procedure when you’re done with childbirth or not getting pregnant anytime soon.
Getting pregnant immediately or soon after your makeover could potentially undo everything.
Take out time to recover properly
According to Dr. Farbod Esmailian, women who are preparing for the procedure most often underestimate the amount of time it takes for their body to heal. He said, he always advises his clients to make ample recovery time, even taking a break from work to rest and give their body a chance to recover.
So, while planning your surgery it is essential you factor in recovery time and bear in mind, this particular operation involves several procedures so, it might take longer for you to get back on your feet compared to just having only one procedure.
Have reasonable expectations
Just as with other cosmetic surgeries, it is sensible to have reasonable expectations about the results. It is essential you understand the limitations of the procedures, and thankfully, those are some of the first things I discuss with my clients, and it has saved both my clients and me a lot of stress down the line.