Plastic Surgery procedures have existed for many years. Since they became common in the United States, cosmetic techniques like facelifts and body contouring have suffered a particular stigma. This doesn’t exist everywhere. In Brazil, for example, a woman’s interest in body contouring after pregnancy is met with positivity and a perception of self-enhancement. In our country, a woman is often told she should appreciate her stretch marks or sagging breasts as a type of “badge of honor.” This stigma that plastic surgery is something to avoid and deny can make it nearly impossible for a woman to make the right decision for herself.
Motherhood is an honor and it requires numerous sacrifices along the way, met with equally-rich rewards. The sacrifices that a woman makes for her children may continue until they are grown and have flown the nest (sometimes long after). Why must we view the degradation of her body as one of them when corrections can be made to restore confidence and cosmetic satisfaction?
Reasons for a Mommy Makeover
The breast and body procedures that are commonly included in a Mommy Makeover achieve particular cosmetic benefits, yes, but there is more. A Mommy Makeover may be sought because:
Eating Well and Exercising Sometimes Don’t Cut It
A Mommy Makeover is not a shortcut to an incredible body. Women who undergo this treatment do the work to lose weight. They have often eaten healthy and stayed active for many months, even years, before realizing that their efforts just aren’t paying off to the extent they would like.
The Body Needs Help
Pregnancy and breastfeeding change the body in ways that can go beyond cosmetic frustration. One of the common benefits of abdominoplasty during a Mommy Makeover is that this technique repairs diastasis recti, the separation of the abdominal muscles. When these muscles are stretched too far, they will not repair fully with exercise alone. The laxity that results from muscle stretching can also cause urinary incontinence, low back pain, and a hernia.
We Like Control
Let’s face it, there is a lot about motherhood that we cannot control. Why make our bodies one of them? By choosing surgery as a complement to her healthy lifestyle, a woman takes back control over her physical appearance that is rightfully hers.
Mommy Makeover treatment can tighten the abdomen, eliminate excess fat, and reshape the breasts to look the way you’d like. To learn more, schedule a visit to our office near San Jose at (408) 559-4700.