Having children is an amazing experience, but it can leave reminders that you might not like so much. Considering the changes your body goes through during pregnancy and the postpartum period, it’s no surprise that you may have some sagging skin, droopiness, or other issues you don’t love.
Dr. Stephen Chen and his staff understand that motherhood is stressful on both your body and, often, on your self-esteem. A mommy makeover can help you get back to feeling like yourself — or even better than before.
Although your mommy makeover is tailored to fit your specific needs and goals, several procedures are common. If you’re looking for something we don’t mention in this post, we encourage you to discuss it with Dr. Chen. He can include the procedures of your choice.
Whether you breastfeed or not, pregnancy brings about big changes in your breasts; after the experience, you may not be as pleased with your breasts as you were before. Or, perhaps you were never fully happy with your breasts, and pregnancy has made your concerns more visible.
Either way, breast surgery is a popular procedure to include in a mommy makeover package. Dr. Chen can guide you on what procedure will best help you reach your goal.
Many women choose a breast lift combined with augmentation. You may benefit more from a breast reduction. It’s a matter of understanding what you want the ultimate outcome to be and working with Dr. Chen to figure out how to get there.
A tummy tuck is one of the most obvious potential procedures to include in a mommy makeover. During pregnancy, the amount of pressure on your abdominal muscles is immense. Afterward, you may find that you have a belly pouch, even if you’ve returned to your pre-pregnancy weight and exercise regularly.
You may also have excess skin after pregnancy. A tummy tuck can address both problems.
For some women, weight gain during pregnancy is unavoidable. However, you don’t have to keep the fat after your pregnancy. Sometimes, despite how attentive you are to diet and exercise, stubborn fat remains in certain places. Liposuction may be the solution.
For example, you may have developed “love handles” during pregnancy that simply won’t go away. Other women notice an increase in the fat on their abdomen, so it makes sense to have liposuction before having a tummy tuck.
A Brazilian butt lift changes the shape of your butt. It’s not a “lift” like a breast lift or facelift, but the results can be surprising. If pregnancy left you with more of a pancake than a peach, you might want to consider this procedure as part of your mommy makeover.
When you consider having a mommy makeover, discussing your goals with your doctor is crucial. An expert like Dr. Chen can help you understand timing — you need to wait a certain amount of time after your pregnancy to consider having procedures, and several individual factors influence how long that period of time should be.
A highly qualified and experienced provider like Dr. Chen can also help you decide which procedures to include in your makeover to get the desired results. Schedule your consultation today!