Giving birth is a life-changing experience, even if it’s not your first child. Plenty of those life changes are exciting — others, well, not so much. All those months of pregnancy take a big toll on your body, and if you’re like most new moms, the body you see in the mirror now probably bears little resemblance to its pre-pregnancy shape. In fact, research shows women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies bears a direct link to depression after pregnancy.
Fortunately, a “mommy makeover” can help. At Vida Bela Plastic Surgery, we offer customized mommy makeovers designed to help women in and around Plano and Frisco, Texas, regain their firmer, slimmer contours so they feel sexier, more confident — more like themselves. If you’re wondering what a mommy makeover can do for you, we’ve got the answers.
What is a mommy makeover?
Everyone knows pregnancy stretches your tummy, but that’s not the only change it causes. Being pregnant enlarges your breasts, too, regardless of whether you breastfeed or not. Most women gain some excess weight in the rear quarters, too. Some of those changes resolve once the baby weight disappears and moms resume their normal exercise routines. But other changes tend to stick around.
Mommy makeovers use a series of customized body-contouring treatments aimed at addressing specific problem areas, so you can pick and choose the options that are right for you. During your consultation visit, Dr. Snider discusses your concerns and your goals, then she develops a makeover that’s just right for you.
Depending on your goals and concerns, your mommy makeover might include:
- Tummy tuck surgery to get rid of flabby skin and tone up the underlying muscles
- Liposuction to eliminate stubborn pockets of fat
- Breast lift surgery to reposition your breasts so they appear more buoyant and firmer
- Breast augmentation to restore volume lost following pregnancy or breastfeeding
- Buttock lift surgery to remove excess skin and eliminate sagging
- Labial rejuvenation to restore the aesthetics and function of the area surrounding your vagina
Dr. Snider combines and schedules procedures to minimize downtime, speed recovery, and maximize your satisfaction.
What’s recovery like?
Because your mommy makeover will be customized for your goals, your recovery will also vary, depending on the procedures that are performed. During recovery, you can expect some bruising and swelling, both of which will resolve in the days and weeks following your surgery. Any discomfort you might have can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medicines in most cases.
Most procedures rely on minimally invasive techniques, which means smaller scars, less discomfort, and a faster recovery. Depending on which procedures you have, you might want to have a little help for a few days afterward, and you might be temporarily limited in some activities, like lifting heavy loads. Before your makeover begins, Dr. Snider reviews what you can expect during your recovery, so you can prepare.
Am I a good candidate for a mommy makeover?
Since mommy makeovers are completely customized, they’re a good choice for many women. Still, not everyone is an ideal candidate. The best candidates are those who:
- Are in good general health
- Don’t smoke (smoking can interfere with healing)
- Have realistic expectations about what a makeover can and can’t do
- Don’t have underlying medical conditions that interfere with healing
Prior to your makeover, Dr. Snider reviews your medical history and performs an exam to ensure you’re healthy enough for surgery. With multiple procedures, she reviews your progress along the way to keep track of your health and wellness and to make sure you’re getting the results you’re looking for.
Restore your shape and confidence with a mommy makeover
One of the best things about a mommy makeover at Vida Bela Plastic Surgery is that it’s completely customizable. That means you can focus on the areas that are most concerning to you for results that leave you looking and feeling your best. If you’d like to learn more about mommy makeovers, call our Frisco office at 469-270-7666 or request an appointment online today.