By sacha Obaid
Becoming a mother is a wonderful experience, but the physical changes that occur to your body can affect your self-confidence and body image. Now, new mothers need not live with the sags, stretch marks, or bulging tummies. Learn about plastic surgery for moms.
The Natural Way
Of course, dieting and exercise can help your body return to some level of normality over time. However, many women may notice that their body never returns to the way it was before pregnancy. Tummies remain paunchy, breasts start to sag and fat deposits in hips and thighs just never seem to go away no matter how much diet or exercise they do.
Medical procedures, often offered on an outpatient basis, can address these after-pregnancy issues or even combined into a mommy makeover, such as:
- Breast adjustment or enlargement
- Breast lifting
- Body sculpting (liposuction)
- Tummy tuck
When to Have a Procedure
The truth is you may need additional procedures if you decide to receive plastic surgery prior to having more children; as you can expect more body changes with any additional pregnancies. However, as long as you are aware of the fact that carrying another baby my undo any previous results, there is no need for you to wait. Most doctors recommend holding off on getting plastic surgery for at least six months after giving birth and until you are finished breast-feeding. After six months, your body has typically returned to a point within your pre-pregnancy weight range.
Expected Recovery Time
Your recovery time will depend on the number of treatments you undergo and how quickly your body heals, but generally this time ranges from between one to three weeks. If you are considering having a mommy makeover or any plastic surgery procedure to help you return to your pre-pregnancy appearance, its always best to speak with an expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Sacha Obaid at North Texas Plastic Surgery first.