New Moms: Is Exercising Not Working for You?
While there is nothing that changes your life in such a positive way as having a baby, for some new mothers, getting their body back to their pre-pregnancy look, or any desired look can be a difficult hurdle to overcome.
Extreme dieting isn’t really a viable option for a new mom and having the time to spend hours at the gym is unlikely. Even if a new mom can find the time to do so, it’s no guarantee of results.
Pregnancy and childbirth often create tremendous stresses on a woman’s body that diet, exercise and time are not going to undo. But it is possible to get that body back with a Mommy Makeover.
“Your life really changes after you have kids. You devote your time and energy to taking care of your children, following up on their care and making sure they’re well-fed, clothed, and safe. We really let our physical appearance become something on the back burner. A mommy makeover is such a nice thing to give moms.” – Dr. Kelly Killeen
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures that offer patients different choices and may include the following procedures:
• Tummy Tuck (abdominoplasty)
• Facial Rejuvenation
• Liposuction (fat removal)
Moms may choose between surgical and non-surgical options for their makeover experience. Hormonal changes, after a pregnancy, can affect the skin as well as the body.
Dr. Cassileth and Dr. Killeen recommend patients wait at least 6 months after pregnancy, as well as after the child is weaned before a mommy makeover procedure is considered. After 6 months, most women achieve more stable body weight. (Post-pregnancy weight fluctuations may otherwise obscure the surgical experience).
“Thank you for giving back to me a very positive body image. People always told me it was an achievement to have lost over 110 lbs, but even after the weight loss, I could not stand to see my stomach… Today I have become a stomach exhibitionist, strutting my flat abdominals for all to see. There have been sightings of my bellybutton all over town. Imagine that!!”