Mommy Makeovers: Body Sculpting after Kids

Mommy Makeover

Having a baby is one of the most beautiful experiences in a woman’s life. However, the body she finds she has following pregnancy suddenly seems foreign to most new mothers. Returning to something close to a pre-baby body also proves more difficult than many expected. Sometimes workouts, dieting and time do not reverse all of the pregnancy changes.

For new moms, today’s biggest post-baby body solution is the Mommy Makeover. The Mommy Makeover combines several cosmetic procedures in one surgical session developed to address the pervasive problem areas of a body that have been through changes associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding.

If you’re ready to get your back your pre-baby body – or maybe something even a little better – Dr. Steven Warnock has the solution – the Mommy Makeover. This series of cosmetic procedures can help lift, tighten and restore areas of the body that have been altered or changed due to pregnancy and childbirth. Contact Dr. Warnock’s office today, or stop by our Draper location, to schedule your appointment. We’ll help figure out the best treatment options to give you the results you want.

Typical Procedures in a Mommy Makeover

The most common components of a Mommy Makeover surgery include three key areas of concern. Those are the abdomen, breasts and the collective of other areas of growth during pregnancy, such as thighs, mid-back and buttocks. An abdominoplasty (also called a tummy tuck) works to flatten the abdomen and remove excess skin. A breast lift returns a droopy, sagging breast to a more pert position and shape. Breast augmentation can be conducted along with the breast lift, to add shape and volume to breasts. Liposuction removes fat, contours the body and trims thighs, hips, buttocks, back and other fatty areas.

Other procedures which may be added to a typical Mommy Makeover might include:

  • Stretch mark elimination
  • Skin tightening treatments
  • Cellulite treatments

Be Realistic: Getting Ready for Surgery

While a Mommy Makeover presents a quick, compelling solution to post-pregnancy body image problems, there are recommended steps to ensure a woman’s body is ideally prepared for the procedure. Those include:

  • Achieve desired weight through healthy diet and exercise
  • Exercise 30 minutes per day, with 15 minutes each of interval and resistance training
  • Ensure nutrition is well balanced every day
  • Consume no more than 2 to 3 drinks of alcohol per week
  • Quit smoking
  • Prepare your household through a care plan

Many mothers do not realize how much lifting, walking, standing and other activities are performed as part of their daily life, both in caring for children and the household. It is critical that the whole family is prepared for Mommy’s absence from daily activities for her recovery period and that everyone understands that they must help. Results can be damaged, if not ruined, through over-exertion after surgery. So, it is imperative that the patient does not perform any strenuous activities for at least two weeks.

Benefits are Worth the Down Time

It can be very hard for a mother of young children or other typically active female to sit and watch life happen while they endure a slower, more reserved pace for a few weeks of recovery. However, typical results from a qualified surgeon’s work during a Mommy Makeover are nothing short of amazing.

The average patient who leaves the surgical suite with lifted, youthful breasts, a flat stomach area and a more trim, svelte figure overall experiences a rejuvenated life beyond her physical self. Effects of pregnancy and breastfeeding on the body do weigh heavily on the average woman’s self-esteem. So, the option of a Mommy Makeover gives such women the opportunity to feel they have not only experienced the miracle of building their own family, but have also turned back the hands of time to a more vibrant and beautiful self-image.