Will Pregnancy Change My Body Forever?
Although there are many changes that happen to a woman’s body as a result of pregnancy, not all of these changes are necessarily permanent. For example, some women may notice their feet seem slightly larger after they’ve had a baby. This is usually related to the swelling that occurs during pregnancy, so most women’s feet will go back to normal over time—but some women may actually have to go up a shoe size, moving forward! Other common physical changes include stretch marks, changes in breast size and appearance, and excess skin in the abdominal region.
Pregnancy is no small feat (nor is childbirth)! Remember to give yourself plenty of time to recover and heal after you’ve had your baby—be kind and patient with your body. However, many women find that their body never seems to fully recover from the changes they experienced during and after pregnancy. These seemingly permanent changes might not bother every woman, but it is not uncommon for some women to lose confidence or feel less attractive if certain physical changes remain. For example never fully retract, leaving her with excess, sagging skin on her stomach. In some cases, the underlying muscles in the abdomen may become weak or separated, ultimately creating a “belly pooch” that never seems to go away. Breasts can also lose volume, which sometimes creates an undesired appearance.
Depending on the changes you experience and whether or not they are affecting how you feel about yourself, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. This comprehensive procedure combines multiple plastic surgery procedures in a customized treatment plan designed to restore certain pre-pregnancy attributes. Based on your unique case, a mommy makeover can integrate procedures such as tummy tuck, panniculectomy, liposuction, breast lift (with or without augmentation), and more.
To find out if a mommy makeover is right for you, please contact us today to schedule a consultation with our compassionate and experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Thomas Lintner.