Having children produces a dramatic lifestyle change. It also results in a dramatic change is to a woman’s body. From fit and trim to saggy and bulging—it can be very hard on a woman’s confidence.
Eating healthy and getting regular exercise will take you only so far, when dealing with the results of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Pockets of fat are often stubborn, abs won’t tighten and breasts stay droopy.
That’s why many women decide on a mommy makeover. This cluster of procedures done by a cosmetic surgeon can rejuvenate your body and give it back your pre-baby contours.
When Is the Best Time?
Dr. Mark Schoemann, a plastic surgeon in La Jolla, feels that a woman should think of a mommy makeover once she is finished having children. If you rush into it, and then go through another pregnancy, your new figure will go through the same changes as before. If you wait, the results will last, giving you a fit and trim body to enjoy for years.
Another factor is breast implants, often used in a mommy makeover to give a woman fuller breasts. If an areola incision is used, it can make breastfeeding problematic. That’s a major consideration if you plan to have more children.
Another point to consider is price. The mommy makeover is not cheap. Many women have budgets that can handle the cost just once.
What Can You Expect?
A mommy makeover is actually several procedures. During pre-surgery consultations, mom and doctor decide what she wants to accomplish. The makeover is then tailored to meet her specific body needs and expectations.
Most women have a breast lift, which perks up sagging breasts. Many women choose breast augmentation to give rounder shape to deflated breasts. A few choose this time to get a breast reduction.
The tummy tuck is an essential part of a mommy makeover. During pregnancy, the connective tissue of muscles in the abdomen are stretched. This is what makes the belly protrude, and diet and exercise won’t fix it. During the procedure, the extra connective tissue is taken off. This lets the two parts of the muscle reconnect, returning the flat look to a woman’s belly.
Before a mommy makeover, a woman should be at a suitable weight. But even then, pockets of fat are common after childbirth. During a mommy makeover, the surgeon can use liposuction to remove them.
Other procedures are often included in a mommy makeover. If you’ve had a C-section, the surgeon can work on scars that are uneven or too wide. Are you worried about frown lines or lost volume in your cheeks? This is the time to get work done on your face, both surgical and nonsurgical. Many woman are delighted with the results of injectables that give new contour to the face.
Trust a Skilled Mommy Makeover Surgeon
Mark Schoemann, M.D., is a double-board certified cosmetic surgeon, skilled with mommy makeovers and helping women look their best. He doesn’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to cosmetic procedures. He insists on tailoring the solution to the needs of each patient.
Dr. Schoemann takes the time to really listen to your worries and expectations. He explains the best options, lets you ask all your questions and voice your concerns. He understands that cosmetic surgery is a major step for any woman. He wants you to be fully informed about realistic outcomes and what happens during surgery and in the recovery process.
Dr. Schoemann is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery. He was Assistant Professor at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine for several years and Medical Director of Operation Smile, caring for children with left lip and palates in Assam, India.
Is it time for your mommy makeover? Get the information you need–call Dr. Schoemann’s office today to schedule a consultation.