Motherhood is one of the most joyous times in a woman’s life and having a baby is the most natural thing in the world, but it can also be very stressful, especially if you were accustomed to keeping in shape and looking your best before giving birth. You gain weight to support your baby and the sheer stress of giving birth can lead to things like distended skin, sagging breasts and curves once so familiar to you that never quite look the same.
Mommy Makeovers are Safe and Healthy
Here in Fort Worth, Dr. Max specializes in a procedure known as a “mommy makeover,” designed to help solve those issues. It entails a tummy tuck, a breast lift (and breast augmentation if necessary) and liposuction in altered areas. This helps you look and feel the way you did before you had your baby, and can even restore confidence and optimism. We should stress that this is not the same as a weight loss procedure: the goal here is to restore you to your former shape, not reduce weight quickly. (There are other procedures for that.)
How Long Should I Wait?
If you’re accustomed to a regular exercise routine, you probably want to undergo a mommy makeover as quickly as possible after the procedure. Those inclinations usually come from a need to stay healthy, and good health is the prime factor in determining how long you should wait before getting a mommy makeover. Our watchwords are “easy does it.”
The procedure should take place no earlier than six months after giving birth, which provides your body the time it needs to recover its strength from an intensely stressful phase. Fort Worth patients should also wait six months after you’ve finished breastfeeding, since your breasts will usually change shape after you’ve stopped and could affect the result of the mommy makeover. While it’s not necessary, we also recommend that you have given birth to all of the children you wish to before undergoing a mommy makeover. It’s a perfectly safe procedure, but an additional pregnancy will change your body’s shape again and may necessitate an additional mommy makeover once it’s done.
Dr. Max in Fort Worth is dedicated to the health and well-being of all his patients. You want to look your best and we can help with that, but you also need to feel your best: not just about your new life as a mother but about everything in your life. To make that happen, we go through every step of the mommy makeover process, answering all of your questions and educating you about the procedure. The more you know, the easier the process becomes and the more readily you can look forward to regaining your old figure in a safe and healthy manner.
Pick up the phone and call our trained staff at our Fort Worth office at (817) 529-9199 to schedule your consultation. We’ll show you what’s involved and help you determine the best course of action for you!