Pregnancy is one of the most amazing experiences in a woman’s life. Still, often moms are left feeling like they don’t recognize themselves after pregnancy and childbirth have taken a toll on their bodies, leaving them with stretch marks, loose abdominal skin, and breasts that sag and droop. These frustrating physical characteristics often cause moms to feel embarrassed or ashamed. But there is no need to keep feeling this way. With the experience and skill of Dr. Max, you can get back to looking like your younger, vibrant self with a mommy makeover.
How Much Weight Should I Expect to Lose with a Mommy Makeover?
One of the most important things you should know about a mommy makeover is that it is not a weight-loss procedure. If you are significantly overweight and need help losing weight, you should discuss your weight loss goals with your primary care physician, who will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you reach your goals.
The mommy makeover procedure is ideal for women at or near their ideal weight and wants to regain their pre-pregnancy body shape. By combining multiple plastic surgery procedures into one surgical setting, women can achieve a more flattering, younger-looking appearance that can genuinely change their lives. Depending on which procedures you choose for your mommy makeover, you could lose between 5-7 pounds.
Procedures You Can Include in Your Mommy Makeover
As we mentioned, losing weight should not be your primary goal with a mommy makeover; however, the procedures you choose to include in your surgery can slightly influence the number you see on the scale. Depending on your specific needs and aesthetic goals, you can have any of the following procedures in your mommy makeover:
Because the breasts lose volume after pregnancy, many women choose to increase the size and improve the shape of their breasts with augmentation. You will not experience noticeable weight loss with this procedure.
This surgery removes excess skin and fat from the abdomen and repairs separated abdominal muscles, which creates a slimmer, more contoured waistline. Slight weight loss is possible when you choose to include a tummy tuck in your mommy makeover.
A breast lift can further enhance the appearance of breast augmentation when combined in a mommy makeover, without the addition of implants. If you have deflated and saggy breasts, a breast lift will reposition them on your chest wall to their former upright position. A breast lift will not cause noticeable weight loss.
If you had overly large breasts before pregnancy, chances are they are even more prominent post-baby. A breast reduction in your mommy makeover procedure can help relieve daily discomfort caused by large breasts. This procedure is another way you could experience minor weight loss from your mommy makeover.
With the opportunity to shed up to 4 pounds of fat in one session, liposuction is the procedure that could help you lose noticeable weight from a mommy makeover. However, this is not specifically a weight loss procedure, so patients should be at or near their ideal weight before choosing this surgery.
Enhance Your Mommy Makeover Results
Dr. Max understands that many women have a desire to lose weight quickly and easily, but in truth, you may require a lifestyle change if you want to see the number on the scale drop. Dr. Max recommends his mommy makeover patients commit to a regular exercise routine and develop a healthy diet to enhance their surgical results even further.
While you do not have to engage in a rigorous exercise program, you should stay active daily and consider choosing a light-to-moderate exercise routine that is realistic for your stage of life. Set reasonable goals for yourself and work hard to achieve them.
Similarly, evaluate your dietary habits. Are you eating foods that are high in saturated fat or carbs? Are you consuming enough protein and healthy fats throughout the day? Are you drinking enough water? If you need help understanding how to choose the right foods, consider talking to a nutritionist or dietician who can develop a plan specifically for you.
Learn More During Your Consultation with Dr. Max
If you are ready to get back to your pre-pregnancy size and shape, schedule a consultation with Dr. Max at his Fort Worth office to find out what you can expect from your customized mommy makeover procedure.
You can reach a member of his friendly staff by calling (817) 529-9199 today!