In the past, there weren’t many options for young mothers who wanted to regain their pre-pregnancy bodies. You could try working out, but genetics, and the stress of having a child to care for often made it difficult for new moms to get back in shape. While proper diet and exercise could help women shed pounds, it wouldn’t eliminate extra skin which has formed as a result of pregnancy, and no amount of working out could rejuvenate a woman’s pre-pregnancy breast shape and size. Now, more and more women are choosing “mommy makeovers” to get them back in shape and feeling good after having a child.
So, if you’ve just had a baby and want to get back to looking your best, what are your top mommy makeover options? Our New York City cosmetic surgeon has some answers. Here are four ways a mommy makeover can get you back to looking—and feeling—your best.
- Tummy tuck. A tummy tuck is often a great option for mothers who want to get the flat stomach they had before they got pregnant. You can lose all the weight you gained while pregnant, but if your skin was stretched during pregnancy, exercise alone won’t restore your body to its previous shape. Leonard Grossman, M.D., a qualified tummy tuck doctor in New York City, explains the procedure. Excess skin that remains after large amounts of weight loss or large pregnancy can be eliminated. The muscles of the abdomen are tightened, creating a shapelier waistline and firmer abdominal muscles. With minimal postoperative discomfort and NO drain tubes, the patients quickly regain their freedom.
- Breast augmentation. Pregnancy and breast feeding can change the shape, firmness and the size of your breasts. If you would like to restore your breasts to their youthful appearance, a mommy makeover that incorporates breast augmentation surgery may be able to help. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. offers many breast augmentation options, including state-of-the-art transumbilical breast augmentation surgery.
- For stubborn fat that won’t go away with regular diet and exercise, liposuction is the solution for more and more mothers. Genetics play a role in how your body stores and eliminates fat during and after pregnancy. A mommy makeover can help you get the body you want, if your body is storing fat in stubborn areas.
- Fat transfer. If you find yourself looking thinner in the face, having flatter buttocks or breasts, you may be a candidate for a fat transfer procedure. During this procedure, fat is moved from an area of the body where it is not wanted and is transferred to an area where it is more desirable or needed. According to the American Academy of Plastic Surgeons, fat transfer procedures work well for women who want to make small changes to their breasts—such as a small increase in size with a lift. The face becomes fuller and more youthful, whereas the buttocks become perkier and fuller.
While there are many options available to new mothers, the kind of surgery you choose and the type of mommy makeover procedures you’ll need will depend on your unique goals and challenges. Surgery is not for everyone, so it is important to speak to a qualified cosmetic surgeon first before making a decision. Dr. Leonard Grossman, M.D. is a cosmetic surgeon in NYC who has helped countless patients achieve and exceed their aesthetic goals.