When a woman in Chicago has children, her body changes. Even after the baby is born, her body does not always return to the original state. A mommy makeover addresses the impact of childbirth, restores the original shape and often uses customized procedures for the body and breasts to make improvements to the original shape. The mommy makeover consists of cosmetic procedures that are personalized to address the impact of childbirth on the body, breasts and other areas for each individual woman. This may include non-surgical treatments, cosmetic surgery or a combination of the two.
Pregnancy often leaves undesirable effects on the appearance including excess or loose skin, stretched abdominal muscles and sagging breasts. A lot of women become discouraged when they are unable to get back the shape they had prior to becoming pregnant with exercise and a healthy diet. A mommy makeover helps the woman feel like herself again by restoring her desired appearance. This improves both self-confidence and her comfort level. Each woman has her own personal goals for the procedure. These can include:
• Restoring and correcting sagging breasts while adding volume
• Repairing separated or stretched abdominal muscles
• Repairing large or stretched areolas or nipples
• Improving the fit of swimsuits and clothing
• Reducing pockets of fat that are resistant to exercise and diet
• Improving breast symmetry
• Removing sagging and excess skin from the abdomen
The Best Time for a Mommy Makeover
The right time for these procedures is a personal decision. There are certain factors that must be considered prior to having a mommy makeover in Chicago. This includes being fully recovered from childbirth prior to having surgery. If breast surgery is a consideration, you need to wait a set amount of time after you finish breastfeeding. This gives your breasts enough time to return to a stable shape and size.
It is important to note, if you have surgery, you will be restricted from lifting anything exceeding five or ten pounds for a set amount of time after your surgery. If you have younger children, you need to make certain you have help with childcare during this period of time. You also need to ensure the surgeon is experienced with multiple procedures.
It is always a good idea to ask questions and look at before and after pictures of previous patients. Pay close attention to the shape of the patient’s body and determine if you have many of the same issues. This will help you decide which procedures are best for you.
If you are interested in having a mommy makeover in the Chicago area, please feel free to set up your personal consultation with us at aFresh® Med Spa & Plastic Surgery in Glenview. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started. We look forward to hearing from you!