Sure, celebrities talk about how their bodies "bounce back" after pregnancy and re-committing to fitness. But what about the rest of us? After having a baby, you may notice that the skin is not completely returning to normal despite efforts like crunches, running, weight lifting, dieting, etc. To smooth out stubborn bumps, bulges and puffy skin, the plastic surgery approach known as a mommy makeover may be called for.
We've provided some general information below. For more details, please call Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center in Las Vegas at 702-260-7707.
What is it?
A mommy makeover generally refers to a customized set of plastic surgery procedures. The exact procedures included depend on your goals and desired results. Because pregnancy changes the appearance of the breasts, belly, arms, thighs and buttocks, these are some of the most common treatment areas. But a mommy makeover will treat virtually any area of your body that you want to improve.
Length of the Recovery
As a mom, you don't get a lot of time for yourself. Many women interested in cosmetic surgery who come to Dr. Hayley Brown for a consultation express concern about recovery time. Sometimes it can be difficult to find a spare hour to yourself in a day, let alone weeks to recover. Fortunately, we can help you plan these types of logistics.
The length of downtime depends on which procedures you choose. You may need to stay home from work for a week or two. You will need to take time off from intensive exercise for a few weeks or longer. For the first day or so, you will need a spouse or family member to help with childcare, meals, errands and household chores. Once we learn more about you, we can give you exact timelines so that you can plan accordingly.
What It Restores
After pregnancy and childbirth, you may be interested in cosmetic surgery to address the following:
- Sagging, deflated breasts
- Loose skin
- Excess fat
- Puffy, protruding abdomen
- Stretched abdominal muscles (diastasis recti)
There is a wide array of procedures targeted at these physical changes. For the very best results, you should be at or near your ideal weight and fitness level. If you plan to lose a lot more weight and get the procedures now, you may find that the results are no longer matched to your current body shape later on. Talk to Dr. Brown about whether you are ready now.
Cosmetic surgery is an effective way to reconstruct aspects of your pre-baby body, but also to enjoy a body shape that is perhaps tighter and better defined than you had before. Dr. Brown's goal is to help you look and feel your best. She does so by getting to know you and what changes you'd like to see. She tailors her recommendations to you as an individual.
Having Another Baby after a Mom Makeover
Yes, you can have more children after cosmetic surgery. These procedures will not prevent or otherwise interfere with pregnancy. Here's the only catch: Another pregnancy could change the results you receive from a mommy makeover. So you could see a return to saggy skin, lumps and bumps. But that doesn't mean you necessarily have to delay surgery until you plan for no more children. Dr. Brown will give you the details you need to make an informed decision about timing.
Consult Dr. Hayley Brown
Ready to find out if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover or a single cosmetic procedure to get your body back in bikini shape? If so, please call Desert Hills Plastic Surgery Center in Las Vegas at 702-260-7707 to arrange a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown. You can also contact us using the form on this page. We look forward to discussing your goals!