It’s completely normal for a woman’s body to look different after childbirth, particularly after multiple births. But that doesn’t mean women don’t deserve to have the body that they once did prior to pregnancy.
Diet and Exercise Just Don’t Seem to Be Working
A number of women say they lost a lot of confidence with the way their body looked after giving birth. No matter how much time they spent working out, eating well and training, the muscles in their body, particularly their stomach (due to split abdominal muscles and excess skin) would not return to the way it was before childbirth.
Breasts are another major concern for women who are unsatisfied with their post-baby body. Prior to pregnancy, all breasts mostly contain fatty tissue, with a smaller breast gland component. The hormonal changes that occur during pregnancy cause the breast gland to become quite large.
After childbirth and breast-feeding, the breast gland subsides to its pre-pregnancy size, however, the breast fat does not return. This can leave a lot of women with sagging breasts that tend to droop.
What Are the Options?
The only real answer to this issue is breast augmentation (also known as a boob job) and a breast lift.
And as for those sit-ups that don’t seem to be really making a difference? An abdominoplasty procedure, AKA a tummy tuck, is the surefire way to solve it.
The common issues that women after childbirth face have resulted in the comprehensive surgery procedure coined the “mommy makeover.”
Are There Any Success Stories of Mommy Makeovers?
Take Jess Fryer, a beautiful mother of three boys who just knew that she had to do something about her post-baby body in order to feel good about herself again. As Jess explained in her blog post for Plastic Surgery Hub, she had a breast augmentation after her first child, but didn’t consider an abdominoplasty procedure at the same time, as she knew she wanted to have more children. After giving birth to her three boys, she then opted for a tummy tuck, as her stomach was nowhere near what it used to be.
Although Jess did not opt to have both procedures at once, the procedures that she did have are still considered a “mommy makeover.” And as you can tell just by reading her post, she is very happy with the results, not only physically, but also how the procedures affected her self-esteem.
The beauty of a mommy makeover is that it combines a number of different procedures that work together to give you the desired results you want to achieve your pre-pregnancy body. And a majority of these procedures can be performed on the same day, resulting in less time spent recovering, time away from your family and work. Typically, most mommy makeovers involve breast augmentation (boob job), an abdominoplasty procedure (tummy tuck) and/or vaginal rejuvenation.
But mommy makeovers can vary to involve a breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, a thigh lift, vaginal rejuvenation plus many more surgical and cosmetic procedures that are needed to gain the results you want.
So How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Medicare does not currently cover the cost of a mommy makeover procedure, and an overall estimate of the mommy makeover cannot be provided until it’s clarified with your plastic surgeon as to which or how many of the procedures you’ll need
Most importantly, it’s crucial to find a fully trained cosmetic surgeon with all the correct accreditation to assist you in completing your mommy makeover so that you gain the results that you desire and deserve.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science Honours in 1977, Dr Robert Goldman commenced medical school at the University of Cape Town RSA in 1978, receiving his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery in 1982. Dr Goldman received his advanced training in both General and Breast Surgery at Royal Perth Hospital WA, Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and Fremantle Hospital WA and was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons in 1997. You can read more about Dr Goldman on his website: http://www.robertgoldman.com.au/