Pregnancy and childbirth are fulfilling experiences for a woman. Those little feet bring big changes to a family. They also change a mother’s body in many small ways. Sometimes, the physical changes a woman goes through are significant. Even if they aren’t, a woman may struggle to feel at home in this new body. She may crave her old physique. This is normal, and it does not diminish the joy of motherhood. Fortunately, a woman doesn’t have to choose between loving motherhood and loving her body; she can do both, and a mommy makeover can help.
Have you been trying to regain the tightness and structure that your body once had only to have met resistance? You’re not doing anything wrong. Many women don’t bounce back after pregnancy because the expansion of muscle tissue and skin has been too extensive for natural retraction. A mommy makeover can be tailored to your needs so you can feel great about your body again. Details that you need to know include:
- Your body needs more than a surgical makeover. To regain and maintain shape, a woman benefits from developing daily habits that support her wellness. We suggest that women reach their goal weight and keep that steady for a few months before moving ahead with a mommy makeover. This allows the body time to recuperate from pregnancy, and it also allows us to see an accurate estimate of the work that needs to be done. A mommy makeover is not the first step in feeling great, nor is it the last; it is a complement to a healthy lifestyle.
- You will need rest. Sleep may be one of the things that mothers lack. It is important to plan ahead for recovery after a mommy makeover because the combination of multiple procedures has a substantial impact on the body. Healing comes from rest. Failing to set aside adequate time for recovery can mean that the process is far more stressful than it needs to be. Resuming too much too soon can also inhibit the final outcome of surgery.
- We know future pregnancies aren’t out of the question. During mommy makeover consultations, doctors routinely ask patients if they plan to have more children. If the answer is a hard yes, the recommendation is usually to wait on that mommy makeover. Even when a woman believes she is finished having children, life happens. Pregnancy after a mommy makeover is not unheard of. Future pregnancies can be healthy and comfortable; they just may downgrade the results achieved with the initial mommy makeover.
Together, you and Dr. Rosenthal can plan the perfect post-pregnancy body. Call 408-559-4700 to schedule your consultation.