Childbirth can open up an exciting new chapter in many women’s lives. However, a post-pregnancy body experiences many drastic adjustments after childbirth and can be less rewarding. After pregnancy, women may struggle with these body changes. Leftover baby weight, sagging areas of skin, and stretch marks can be reason for lower self-esteem or confidence. To alter these effects of pregnancy and feel confident in themselves again, many women in Tucson, Arizona, opt for a Mommy Makeover.
A mommy makeover procedure in Tucson offers women a cosmetic option for their post-baby bodies. In many cases, postpartum women set weight-loss goals but ultimately don’t achieve the results they want because of stretched skin that can’t be corrected with diet and exercise. A mommy makeover can tighten loose skin to restore the body’s natural contours. Combining multiple appropriate procedures into one surgery, a mommy makeover can remove leftover baby weight, remove stretched skin, and improve the overall appearance of the figure. Many women opt for the following procedures as the central part of their mommy makeover:
These are the most popular procedures for a mommy makeover, but some women choose to undergo facial or non-surgical procedures as part of their process. A consultation with Dr. Eades can help you determine the best course of treatments for you and your aesthetic goals.
Many women in the Vail and Green Valley areas consider a mommy makeover procedure, whether they’ve undergone childbirth recently or not. Candidates should typically wait until a few months after childbirth and until they have finished breast feeding. It’s important to postpone surgery until you have finished having children, since additional pregnancies can negatively affect your results. Candidates are also recommended to be living a healthy lifestyle, which can help maintain results in the long term. Although a mommy makeover can provide a slimmer look, you should continue any existing exercise or diet regimens. Large amounts of weight gain could obscure your smoother, contoured results.
Your mommy makeover is unique to the procedures that you choose to include, so you can expect Dr. Eades to ensure you know the details of your surgery. However, most mommy makeover procedures are able to be safely performed in one surgical session, depending on its extensiveness. It’s unsafe for surgical procedures to extend beyond a certain number of hours, though, so this can be a factor in planning your procedure. In most common mommy makeover procedures, a breast lift and breast enhancement can be performed at the same time, as well as tummy tuck and liposuction techniques. Be sure to speak with Dr. Eades about your options for fat transfer, which can be used for breast augmentation or facial rejuvenation.
Your mommy makeover recovery depends highly on the extensiveness of your procedure. As such, you may require an extended recovery time, during which you should refrain from lifting or moving too excessively. For new mothers, this generally means arranging for childcare during the first few weeks. You may also need to wear compression garments or a surgical bra to provide support, aid blood flow, and help the skin adhere to the new contour. Dr. Eades will ensure you have detailed recovery steps to follow and prescribed medications to ease any pain or discomfort.
Becoming a new mommy commonly means putting your family’s needs over your own, but achieving a positive mindset and self-esteem can be one of the best things you can do for yourself. Once you have decided to pursue your mommy makeover, you can begin the process of preparing for surgery. Through a consultation scheduled at Dr. Eades’ Tucson office, you can understand more about each procedure and which options suit your goals best. To schedule a consultation, contact our office or fill out our online form.