Any mother can tell you that along with baby, there comes a number of changes to a woman’s body. Uncomfortable and sometimes inconvenient, pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all take a toll on a new mother’s figure. Hoping to attain their bodies to their pre-pregnancy shape, many women come to Mouchantat Plastic Surgery seeking out Dr. Mouchantat’s assistance.
Why a Mommy Makeover?
Through a combination of cosmetic breast enhancement and body contouring procedures, a Mommy Makeover can revitalize a woman’s figure. In order to restore a woman’s breasts and body, a Mommy Makeover can include breast augmentation using implants, a breast lift, liposuction, or a tummy tuck. Designed to reverse signs of pregnancy, a Mommy Makeover targets excess skin, works to tighten weakened and protruding abdominal muscles, and improves the appearance of deflated or sagging breasts.
A Mommy Makeover is Worth the Wait
Anxious to correct their post-pregnancy woes, women are often excited and want to get started on their Mommy Makeover right away. However, patience will prove to be your friend. The best results are achieved if allow your body time to fully heal and stabilize after giving birth. “Why wait?” you ask. Consider these four reasons.
Wait Until You are Done Having Children
Any future pregnancies can compromise the beautiful results that are achieved during your Mommy Makeover. Although a Mommy Makeover does not pose a risk for future pregnancies—it is best to wait if you are still hoping to have more children.
Wait Until You have Finished Breastfeeding
As you breastfeed, your breasts will be constantly fluctuating in shape and size. It is important to wait until your breasts have finally settled and evened out before undergoing any sort of breast enhancement. As a rule of thumb, Dr. Mouchantat usually advices his patients to stop breast feeding for at least six months before seeking out augmentation.
Wait Until You Have Reached a Steady Weight
Similar as to the breasts, pregnancy and hormones can cause your weight to continue to shift even after you have given birth. Results are most effective and consistent when you have reached a maintainable weight. Dr. Mouchantat advises his patients to be within 10 pounds of their ideal weight.
Wait Until You Have Help
Keep in mind that a Mommy Makeover requires a recovery period in which you will find yourself limited in what you can do. It is important that you allow yourself to rest. Pushing yourself too much or too soon will only prolong the healing process. Having a helper around the house—whether that be a friend, spouse, or hired assistance—is key to a healthy and full recovery.
Your Mommy Makeover with Dr. Mouchantat
It can be difficult to know if your body is ready. Dr. Mouchantat is happy to meet with you and answer any questions, and will help you decide which procedures are right for you. Working closely with you, Dr. Mouchantat will you decide if it is the right time for your Mommy Makeover—or, if it best to wait.