Why Women Turn to Surgery

Undergoing a Mommy Makeover is not a shortcut to a better body. As many women discover, post-pregnancy diet and exercise only go so far. Eating well and staying active is beneficial and necessary for good health and even emotional wellness. However, these steps cannot correct the deflation and stretching and sagging that occur throughout pregnancy and the years after childbirth.  The only way to successfully do so is with surgery.

When the Time is Right to Make Your Move

Thoughtful planning is a vital aspect of any cosmetic surgery procedure. The Mommy Makeover may involve more than one procedure, so will need just a bit more consideration. Some of the important details of full success include:

  • Plans for future pregnancies. The body changes significantly during pregnancy. That is why we are here talking about Mommy Makeovers, isn’t it? While having a Mommy Makeover does not inhibit a woman from having more children, nor does it present greater risks for future pregnancies, the results of cosmetic procedures may be diminished if subsequent pregnancies occur after them. Why invest twice if you can just hold out until you know your results will be long-lasting?
  • Weight goals. A Mommy Makeover may include liposuction and abdominoplasty, but these procedures are not indicated for dramatic weight loss. It is beneficial to reach your goal weight before your surgery (within about 15 pounds). This way, what we do to slim and tighten has maximum impact.
  • Breastfeeding causes swelling and deflation, not to mention a wee bit of stretching. Mothers who are breastfeeding are advised to wait several months after they stop to undergo a breast procedure. This way, breast and skin tissues have adequate time to retract naturally.
  • Personal assistance. A Mommy Makeover is a big deal in many ways. Following surgery, there is a vital need for personal assistance because physical movements will be limited. Recovering patients will be restricted to light activity for at least a few weeks. That means no lifting, no cooking, no pushing a stroller. For the duration of recovery after a Mommy Makeover, primary caregiving will need to be given by someone other than Mom.

Learn more about liposuction, abdominoplasty, and the breast procedures that can help you regain the utmost satisfaction with your post-pregnancy body. Call our Bryn Mawr office at 610-527-4833.

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