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After I finished having my kids, I knew that I wanted a mommy makeover. My stomach was in terrible shape, my arms looked completely destroyed, and my legs had been carrying weight for years. I wanted a full body overhaul, so I started by doing what I could to look and feel younger. I started exercising each and every day, and then I worked hard on doing my hair and makeup better. It was amazing to see the difference it made, but I wanted something more. I consulted with a cosmetic surgeon, and I scheduled the surgery that changed my life for the better. Check out this blog for more information on looking and feeling younger.

Your Guide To The Mommy Makeover

When you love your kids and don't plan to have any more, but are unhappy with what pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding have done to your body, it's time to consider a mommy makeover. A mommy makeover consists of a combination of two or more cosmetic procedures that can often return to your body to how it looked prior to becoming a mother. The loose skin, saggy breasts, and pooched stomach that linger despite maintaining a healthy body weight don't have to be a maternal badge of honor. Therefore, if you're a mom and you wish you didn't bear the obvious signs of that status, you should be aware of the following information.      

Planning For Your Makeover

It's important to note that a mommy makeover is not a one-size-fits-all endeavor. It can consist of two or more cosmetic procedures and it's best to consult with your plastic surgeon to see which procedures would be best for you. However, you should remember that a mommy makeover is usually only a good choice for women who are at a healthy weight, are not currently breastfeeding, and are done having children. The recovery from your procedures can be painful, so you should have help caring for your young children and plan to be away from work for at least a couple of weeks and possibly longer.  

Knowing When You Can't Get The Makeover

That is because the same issues that plague your body now are likely to re-occur if you have more kids later and you might need to repeat some or all of your mommy makeover. In addition, a breast augmentation or lift would prevent you from continuing to nurse your little one, so it would be best to wean your baby before your procedures. A tummy tuck and liposuction are most appropriate for people at a healthy weight and are rarely a useful option for those with more than a few extra pounds, so it's common for cosmetic surgeons to deny those procedures to overweight persons.  

Understanding The Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck is designed to flatten your stomach by removing small amounts of fat and loose or stretched skin from your abdomen. Many patients are also able to have the weakened or damaged muscles in the area repaired, since those muscles are often stretched too far during pregnancy to return to their previous condition without medical assistance.

In some instances, you might notice an improvement of those pesky stretch marks. However, that is only possible if they are on the skin that is being removed.

Choosing Liposuction

Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes fat by suctioning it out of your problem areas. It can be done almost anywhere on your body where excess fat likes to hide, including the arms, buttocks, and thighs. Many surgeons will not provide this procedure to women who smoke, so along with maintaining a healthy weight, this is a good time to get healthy before going under the knife.   

Opting For A Breast Augmentation Or Lift

If you have ever wished that a doctor could transplant fat from one part of your body to your breasts, you might be surprised to learn that doing so is one option with a breast augmentation. If your breasts used to be perky and full or you have always wished they were, a plastic surgeon can grant that wish by providing breast implants or transplanted fat from your own body. Assuming you comply with the aftercare instructions and don't experience any complications, fuller breasts may be in your future.

Considering A Breast Lift 

Unfortunately, an augmentation by itself does not repair very saggy breasts. In that instance, a breast lift will be necessary. It involves surgically extracting the stretched skin, then reshaping the breast and moving the nipple to a position more appropriate for the new shape of the breast.  It can provide great improvements on its own, but is often paired with a breast augmentation for spectacular results.  

In conclusion, there is no doubt that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding are often quite hard on a woman's body and that having more than one child can increase the likelihood of unfortunate physical changes. As a result, many women are opting for a mommy makeover that repairs the damage sustained from becoming a mom. The above facts will give you a better understanding of what a mommy makeover involves and how it can benefit you.