There are a lot of joys that come with having a baby, but your body changes drastically. After having kids, it’s hard to get the tight and toned body you once enjoyed. When you’ve tried diet and exercise but just can’t quite get there, a mommy makeover can help you restore your body to pre-baby form.
At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, Dr. Jeff Angobaldo provides cosmetic procedures to help you feel and look your absolute best. After a baby, your breasts and abdomen change significantly, which is why Dr. Angobaldo offers a mommy makeover for the moms in the Plano, Texas, community.
What’s involved in a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a group of plastic surgery procedures that remove excess fat from your body and sculpt or shape the areas affected after you have a baby. Typically, your breasts, abdomen, buttocks, labia, and thighs are involved in these procedures. Common procedures involved in a mommy makeover include:
After having a baby, your breasts likely aren’t as perky and full. Your breasts could also be larger than you’d like after having several children. A breast augmentation may include a breast lift and implants, which help to reshape your breasts and return them to their original position. A breast reduction may also be performed if you desire smaller breasts.
A tummy tuck is a procedure that’s used to get rid of excess fat around your abdomen. This procedure is also called an abdominoplasty, and is performed surgically. The extra fat and skin are removed, and the fascia underneath is tightened with sutures. This helps you get a tighter, more toned look after you’ve had a baby.
After a vaginal birth, your labia may be larger and sag more than before. This leads to discomfort and pain if it gets caught during sex or exercise. A labiaplasty is a procedure used to make your labia minora smaller and less problematic after having children.
Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes excess fat from your body. This is typically performed on your thighs, abdomen, flank area, and buttocks. It’s often done in conjunction with a tummy tuck or breast reduction.
Choosing the right time for your makeover
So, you’ve decided that it’s time to focus on you, and you want a mommy makeover; but when is the right time to do it? There are many factors that go into the perfect timing for your makeover.
If you’re looking to undergo surgical procedures like a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, you need to be sure you’re done having children. Any kind of surgical lift procedure can be undone if you end up getting pregnant again.
You also need to be completely recovered from having your baby before considering plastic surgery for your mommy makeover. This includes both vaginal births and cesarean sections, as both require a few weeks or months to fully recover.
When you’re considering a breast augmentation, you should be done breastfeeding. It also is ideal to wait several months after you’re finished breastfeeding, as it takes some time for your breasts to return to your normal size.
Another thing to consider when you’re thinking of a mommy makeover is who’s going to help with your kids for the first few weeks after your procedures. With a breast augmentation, tummy tuck, and liposuction, you shouldn’t lift more than 10 pounds for the first several weeks. Make sure you have someone to help with your kids during this time.
Dr. Angobaldo helps you determine if your body is ready for a mommy makeover. He takes the time during your consultation to listen to your areas of concern and creates a custom makeover plan for you.
If you’re ready to schedule your mommy makeover, call Renaissance Plastic Surgery today at 972-378-3870 to talk to Dr. Angobaldo about your options. You can also request an appointment on our website using the online booking tool.