Childbirth is a time of great change in any woman's life. When you have a child, you become a mother, and it's likely you'll find your priorities changing to accommodate your new role. While many of these changes are wanted, some women don't like the resultant changes to their body. Fortunately, these changes don't need to be permanent. A mommy makeover can allow you to look the way you want. Here are three benefits of a mommy makeover:
1. Regain lost breast volume.
Pregnant and postpartum women experience a temporary increase in breast size as their breasts begin to produce milk for their baby. Once milk production stops, breasts will return to their original size. Unfortunately, some women also notice a loss in breast volume during this time. It's a common myth that volume loss only happens to mothers who have breastfed. Even women who do not breastfeed their babies might notice that their breasts are smaller after childbirth. During a mommy makeover, you have the option to receive breast implants, a breast lift, or both. These procedures can restore lost volume and give your breasts a lift so they look full and firm once more.
2. Remove sagging or excess skin.
Even if you lose all the weight you gained during pregnancy, your stomach may not look the same as it did before. During pregnancy, your belly expands to several times its normal size. As a result, you may end up with stretch marks or sagging skin. Excess skin can make it hard to fit into the same clothes you used to wear. It can even add a few sizes to your pants or dress size. During your mommy makeover, your plastic surgeon will perform an abdominoplasty, which will remove excess skin to give you a slimmer figure.
3. Repair damaged abdominal muscles.
During pregnancy, your body becomes more flexible. Your organs and muscles shift to accommodate the baby as it grows in your uterus. Your abdominal muscles spread so your belly can expand. After giving birth, your abdominal muscles should go back to their original positions. However, sometimes they stay spread out, a condition that's called diastasis recti. Diastasis recti can be painful, leading to an overall weakening of your core muscles. During a mommy makeover, your plastic surgeon can repair diastasis recti by moving your muscles back to their correct positions.
To learn more, contact mommy makeover surgery professionals.