Many women feel as though they need to get their pre-pregnancy bodies back as soon as possible after delivery. They may diet and exercise as soon as they are given the go ahead from an OB/GYN.
While this is a great way to lose weight and get back into shape, many women are faced with disappointment when the scale hits the number they thought was the secret to their post-pregnancy body.
As many of you know, the abdominal area and breasts increase in size significantly during pregnancy. As these two areas grow, the skin stretches to accommodate the growth. The skin can stretch so much that stretchmarks can appear. Stretch marks are normal and whether or not women get them depends on genetics and age.
After giving birth, the baby, placenta and everything else that was needed during development is no longer taking up space. This decreases the size of the stomach, so the skin is left behind – stretched.
After delivery, the breasts will start to increase in size even more because milk is produced and stored in the breasts. If a mother decides to breastfeed, the breasts will fill and empty as the baby feeds. This means the skin will stretch and shrink many times.
With all of the stretching and shrinking, the skin can have a hard time getting back to its original elasticity. The abdominal and breast areas may have sagging skin look “loose”. The only solution is a Mommy Makeover.
About the Mommy Makeover
The Mommy Makeover is ideal for mothers. After achieving her desired weight, a woman can have stubborn fat deposits removed from any problem area using laser liposuction. She can also have excess skin removed from the abdomen (tummy tuck) and breasts (breast lift). A tummy tuck and breast lift will conclude the plastic surgery to return the body to as close to a pre-pregnancy appearance as possible.
Find Out If You’re a Candidate for a Mommy Makeover
Most women who are finished breastfeeding and are at a healthy weight are a candidate for a Mommy Makeover, but it’s always good to consult with an experience cosmetic or plastic surgeon in New York.
Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York offer free consultations for a Mommy Makeover. Simply call our office in Manhattan / NYC at 212-206-0023 or our second location in Commack, Long Island at 631-499-1831 to schedule an appointment.
Our locations are open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and until 8:00 PM on Saturdays.
We look forward to meeting you and to helping you get your body back after baby!