If you want your pre-pregnancy body back, why not look into a mommy makeover? It’s the perfect way to get your body back on track, especially if you’re dealing with excessive extra skin that won’t go away.
You’ve just been through 9 months of pregnancy and gave birth to a happy, healthy child. It was beautiful, sometimes rough, but in the end, all worth it.
It’s true – pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies. Doctors recommend pregnant women gain anywhere from 15 to 40 pounds, depending on their pre-pregnancy weight. Along with weight gain, pregnant women experience changes that affect their stomach, legs, breasts, and more.
After nine months (or more, if you’re nursing), you’re probably longing to get your pre-baby body back. For most women, it takes anywhere from 3 months up to a year to shed the pregnancy weight. However, for some moms, it can take much longer.
The more weight you gain during pregnancy, the longer it will take to get back to your pre-baby body weight. So how do you get your pre-pregnancy body back sooner?
Eat Right – Don’t drink your calories, and try to stick with water. Stay hydrated! Ensure you’re eating healthy, balanced meals and try to keep protein in each meal. Websites such as ChoosemyPlate.gov can help you track your eating habits and keep them in check.
Avoid fad diets like the Keto Diet, which don’t really promote long-term weight loss. Typically, women see enormous weight gain after finishing these diets. It’s not worth it! Especially if you’re breastfeeding, crash diets can be dangerous and deprive your baby of important nutrients and calories.
Exercise – After pregnancy, it’s important to start getting back into a routine. Start slow, and eventually you’ll get back to where you were before. Just make sure you’re staying active. Get back into a workout routine to start shedding those extra pounds. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be working out at the same level you were before you got pregnant. Start slow and work back up to where you were.
Unfortunately, sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. If you’re wondering why you can’t get that weight off or firm up your body after pregnancy, you’re not alone. Many women experience frustration with their bodies post-pregnancy. And that’s where the Mommy Makeover comes in.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help you get your ideal body back after giving birth.
You can find these services at many plastic surgery offices across the country. The mommy makeover addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in one go. It’s an easy, minimally invasive process that takes care of all your body concerns – like tummy flab, extra skin, sagging, and more – in a single-session surgery.
Mommy makeovers typically include:
- Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Fat Removal with Liposuction
Mommy Makeovers can solve issues that typical diet and exercise cannot. For example, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery talked about a woman who had a C-section and permanent severing of her abdominal muscles. No amount of exercise or dieting would be able to bring her stomach muscles back to their original firmness. To repair her abs, she got a Mommy Makeover and felt as good as new. It’s true; sometimes crunches and dieting just won’t cut it, but the Mommy Makeover can help you get the body you want.
The patients I have been able to serve with a post-pregnancy makeover have been very pleased. Having a baby is a totally life-altering experience. I am able to give them more self-confidence and self-esteem while they get used to welcoming a new member to the family and all that entails. It is very fulfilling for me. It is so nice to see the women feeling life enjoyment again.
The Mommy Makeover package offers women the opportunity to trim up loose skin and tighten the muscles around the belly all at the same time. I customize each Mommy Makeover for my clients and their specific needs. Some prefer a breast lift instead of breast augmentation, and that’s fine. My goal is to give each woman the look she desires. In the end, a Mommy Makeover is all about you and what you want!
If you are ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back, a Mommy Makeover can deliver incredible results. Make sure you choose a plastic surgeon who is Board-certified and has a collection of awesome before-and-after photos. If they can’t show you consistency, avoid that surgeon and choose someone else. When it comes to your body, you deserve a surgeon you can trust who will give you the results you want.
Board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Shlomo Widder has been practicing plastic surgery for more than 30 years and is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Widder is the owner and operator of Widder Cosmetic and Plastic Surgery Center in Vienna, VA. He received his Medical Degree from the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Israel and later moved to the United States. Dr. Widder is licensed to practice plastic surgery in the state of Virginia. He holds a number of certificates from several prestigious medical organizations, such as the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS), the American Association for the Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities (AAAASF), and the Fairfax County Medical Society.