Have you ever wondered how celebrities look so slim and toned just months after giving birth?
Sure, following a healthy diet during pregnancy can prevent fat from piling up, but what can you do about the things that are outside your control?
Hormonal fluctuations, stretched skin, some sagginess here and there — these are changes that you can’t control with a strict diet and exercise regimen.
A mommy makeover isn’t a one-size-fits-all procedure. Rather, it’s a personalized package of procedures for women who want to get their bodies back after pregnancy and address all of their concerns at once. Most women choose to get a mommy makeover at least six months after giving birth, as delivery puts a lot of stress on the body.
Curious about what a mommy makeover entails? In this guide, Dr. Joseph Fodero, with an office in Florham Park, New Jersey, shares everything you need to know about mommy makeovers.
Imperfections a mommy makeover addresses
Loose skin, damaged abdominal muscles, loss of elasticity in the breasts, and weight gain are just a few of the challenges new moms deal with.
A mommy makeover may consist of the following procedures:
- Breast augmentation to add volume to the breast
- Breast lift to make your breasts firmer
- Liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat pockets
- Tummy tuck to remove extra skin
You may not need all of these procedures. It depends on what changes you want to make to your body.
Why so many women opt for a mommy makeover
The biggest advantage of having a mommy makeover is correcting all of your imperfections at once.
However, mommy makeovers also involve less downtime, and they’re cheaper because you’re only charged once for anesthesia and hospital fees.
On average, women who get mommy makeovers return to their routines six weeks after undergoing the procedures.
If you want to get an idea of the results, feel free to check out our before and after photo gallery.
Get your own mommy makeover
If you’re healthy, no more than 25 pounds overweight, and willing to quit smoking three to four weeks before and after having the procedures, you could be a good fit for a mommy makeover.
Ideally, you should only get a mommy makeover after you’re done delivering children, because a new pregnancy could reverse your results.
Want to learn more about mommy makeovers? Contact Dr. Fodero to schedule an appointment and get expert advice on how to get your body back after pregnancy.