Rapid fluctuations in weight, along with stretched skin and changes in breast volume, all leave the body looking different after pregnancy. For many women, it may seem impossible to regain their pre-pregnancy figure. However, a mommy makeover can make this seemingly unobtainable goal a reality.
At Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, mommy makeover treatment combines cosmetic procedures to address the most common aesthetic concerns of mothers who have seen their body change through pregnancy. Here, we discuss some of the key characteristics that make women ideal mommy makeover candidates at our Tijuana weight loss center.
While a woman is pregnant, she is likely to gain a significant amount of weight. A lot of this weight is due to the weight of the baby, as well as the placenta and amniotic fluids. However, fat stores also increase during pregnancy.
Unfortunately, many women notice that fat seems to stick around long after they have given birth. If regular exercise and a healthy diet plan have failed to eliminate excess fat from the midsection, mommy makeover treatment can help.
It is important to note that a mommy makeover treatment plan is not a weight loss treatment; although this procedure can reduce fat, it is best suited for patients who are close to their ideal weight.
During pregnancy, it is common for the abdominal muscles to stretch or even separate. This is not something that can be addressed through exercise alone. However, mommy makeover treatment at our Tijuana practice typically includes a tummy tuck procedure. During a tummy tuck, our surgeon can repair stomach muscles to restore a flatter, firmer midsection.
Other than the stomach, the breasts are likely to change the most during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The breasts often increase in size early in pregnancy and then continue to do so until the milk comes in.
However, once pregnancy and breastfeeding are complete, the breasts tend to quickly deflate, which leaves many women with saggy breasts that lack volume.
Mommy makeover treatment may include breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both, depending on each patient’s needs. This allows us to restore breast volume, improve the position of the breasts, and even address issues such as breast asymmetry.
Since the breasts continue to change while a woman is breastfeeding, mommy makeover treatment should not be performed until breastfeeding is complete.
Aside from the cosmetic characteristics that make a woman a good candidate for mommy makeover treatment, there are some health factors to consider. All mommy makeover patients should be in good overall health. This means that they are within a healthy weight range and free of any medical conditions that could increase the risks of surgery.
Additionally, mommy makeover candidates should wait at least six months after breastfeeding, and be done having children. Since a future pregnancy would change the body and alter the results of treatment, we recommend that mommy makeover only be performed after a woman has decided she will not have any more children.
If you are struggling to restore your pre-pregnancy figure, mommy makeover treatment could help. To learn more about this personalized cosmetic treatment, and whether you may be an ideal candidate, contact us at your earliest convenience. You can also reach our Tijuana practice, Oasis of Hope Bariatrics, by calling (619) 690-8417.