The joys of having children are innumerable, but the process can leave your body feeling less and less like yours and more like it belongs to someone else. Your stomach begins to sag with excess skin, stubborn fat has taken up permanent residence around your midsection, back, and thighs, and your breasts have lost all the perkiness of your youth, thanks to hours of breastfeeding. While all these souvenirs of motherhood are a testimony to your body’s incredible capabilities, they can also affect your self-confidence, your health, and even your romantic life. But they don’t need to — thanks to the mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures targeting specific areas that have undergone significant changes during pregnancy. These procedures can include liposuction, tummy tuck, and breast enhancement. You may opt to have these procedures performed simultaneously or separately, depending on your unique needs and Dr. Zochowski’s recommendations.
Let’s break these procedures down just a bit to fully understand the benefits.
- Liposuction is an effective, convenient way to remove stubborn fat deposits that will not respond to diet and exercise alone. Women often store more fat on their hips, thighs, back, and lower belly following pregnancy. Liposuction makes it easy to target those hard-to-reach areas by sucking the fat out with a device called a cannula, creating an immediate improvement.
- Tummy tuck surgery aims to repair abdominal muscles that have become weakened or separated during pregnancy. This procedure is also great for removing excess, sagging skin and fat around the abdomen, along with stretch marks.
- Breast enhancement gives you three different options for transforming your breasts — with a lift, augmentation, or reduction, depending on your specific desires.
When Should You Get a Mommy Makeover?
The best time to have a mommy makeover is when you are finished adding onto your family. If you happen to get pregnant after your surgery, it will not affect the pregnancy at all, but another pregnancy might affect your outcomes, so it’s best to be confident that you’re no longer planning on having children.
You can get a makeover whenever you’re ready; however, winter break is one of the most popular times at our practice. Kids are out of school for a few weeks, allowing you to stay home and rest without having to worry about driving them around. The weather is chilly enough that you can wear baggy, comfortable clothes throughout your recovery process. You’ll have plenty of time to heal from your surgery before spring and summer, when you can sport your amazing new body.
Mommy Makeover in Columbus, Ohio
At Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, we believe aesthetic and reconstructive medicine is a crucial part of total wellness. Being comfortable in your skin makes you feel confident, empowered, and capable of pursuing your goals and living your life to its greatest potential. Dr. Christopher Zochowski is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and experience in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. With his knowledge and expertise, your aesthetic goals are in great hands.
If you would like to learn more about a mommy makeover or any of these procedures on their own, contact Zochowski Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery for a consultation today.