5 Ways the Mommy Makeover Restores Your Confidence
Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can be the most incredible experience you will ever go through. You’ll be amazed and inspired by all the things your body can do to grow and nurture another human being. However, you will also notice some significant changes along the way that might leave you feeling self-conscious or dissatisfied about your appearance. Breastfeeding a baby can cause your breasts to sag and become shapeless, while the stress and strain of carrying a child to term can widen your hips and stretch your abdominal muscles and skin.
After you are finished having children, it’s understandable you may be eager to restore your pre-pregnancy figure. However, bouncing back from pregnancy is not as easy as many celebrity tabloids might lead you to believe. Even after you lose your “baby weight,” no amount of planks or crunches will flatten your belly once your skin has become stretched out. It can be disheartening, to say the least, when you diet and exercise diligently and still cannot achieve the results you desire. Your solution is a mommy makeover. Read on to learn why this option is well worth adding to your wish list.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
“Mommy makeover” is an umbrella term to describe a combination of procedures designed to address multiple post-pregnancy concerns simultaneously. Depending on what you hope to achieve, your mommy makeover could include options such as:
- A tummy tuck
- A breast lift, reduction, or augmentation
- A labiaplasty
- Non-surgical procedures, such as a butt lift with Sculptra®
In the hands of an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon, such as North Atlanta Plastic Surgery’s Dr. Amy Alderman, mommy makeovers are highly customizable procedures that will enhance your self-esteem and work alongside your fitness and nutritional efforts to restore your body to its pre-pregnancy state. Here are the top five ways a mommy makeover will help you be your best self.
1. Wear Your Favorite Outfits
After undergoing all the physical changes of pregnancy, many women are less comfortable wearing the clothes they used to wear. If you find yourself resorting to wearing your maternity clothes to hide problem areas and stubborn bulges of fat, a mommy makeover can help you feel good about showing your newfound curves.
2. Restore Your Beach Body
After having kids, many women are hesitant to wear more revealing clothing such as a swimsuit. Even a modest one-piece can reveal flaws you would prefer to hide, such as tummy flab, sagging breasts, or even elongated labia. By adding procedures such as a tummy tuck, breast lift, and a labiaplasty to your mommy makeover, you can hit the beach in whatever style of swimsuit you like — and know your figure is turning heads for all the right reasons.
3. Enjoy Your Sex Life More
Dr. Alderman’s mommy makeover patients often report the quality of their sex lives has declined after having children. The changes you experienced throughout your pregnancy might be making you feel uncomfortable in intimate moments, or less willing to reveal your body to your partner. A mommy makeover will help restore your self-esteem and allow you to focus fully on reconnecting with your significant other, instead of worrying about your appearance.
4. Feel Like Yourself Again
While the physical benefits of a mommy makeover are undeniable, there are significant psychological and emotional advantages to getting this surgery as well. Your body image and self-confidence are two sides of the same coin, so if you find yourself struggling to regain a positive attitude after pregnancy, you are not alone. Pursuing a mommy makeover can give you the determination you need to put your best foot forward in any situation.
5. Treat Yourself
Moms tend to focus all their time and energy on their children’s needs and wants. The hours you used to be able to devote to “me time” evaporate in a blur of folding laundry, preparing nutritious meals, or shuttling kids to and from sports practice. It’s understandable you want to raise happy, healthy children, but when was the last time you did something solely for yourself? Getting a mommy makeover can help you put your needs front and center – perhaps for the first time in years.
Discover Your Best Self
At North Atlanta Plastic Surgery, Dr. Alderman loves to help women blossom into their naturally beautiful, confident selves. If you’re exploring the option of a mommy makeover to help restore your pre-pregnancy silhouette, don’t wait any longer to book your consultation and change your life for the better.