Get Your Pre-Baby Body Back with a Mommy Makeover

Bouncing back after having a baby can be challenging, regardless of factors like weight or fitness levels before pregnancy. The term mommy makeover has gained popularity in recent years. It refers to a combination of plastic surgery procedures, from breast augmentation to skin tightening and body contouring, that helps new moms bounce back after the natural changes that the body experiences during and after pregnancy and nursing.

Dr. Frederick Watkins and our plastic surgery team offer a range of surgical and non-invasive cosmetic services from two convenient locations in McLean, Virginia, and Rockville, Maryland.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

The procedures included in a mommy makeover, which typically involves several surgeries in one session, will vary from person to person depending on the areas of the body that you’re looking to target. 

Maybe your arms and legs were already toned and strong before you became pregnant, and bounced back after the pregnancy with your regular nutrition and workout routine. In that case, you may need a little tightening and toning around the midsection or a breast lift after nursing for several months. Or maybe you just want to tighten the skin around your hips and thighs.

Whether you have one or two major areas that you would like to focus on or need a little tweaking in a few spots, the purpose of the mommy makeover is to get you looking and feeling healthy and confident about your post-baby body.

The most common cosmetic surgery procedures in a mommy makeover include:

Who can benefit from body contouring and sculpting procedures?

You don't need to be overweight or trying to lose weight to benefit from aesthetic procedures like a tummy tuck or breast lift. Many candidates for a mommy makeover have already lost a significant amount of pregnancy weight through diet and exercise, and turn to cosmetic surgery to enhance their results by tightening and toning loose skin. 

Every woman's body adapts to pregnancy and childbirth differently, but the most common areas of focus for a mommy makeover include:

When is the perfect time for a mommy makeover?

Many women start with a diet and exercise routine and then supplement their weight loss with a few plastic surgery procedures to enhance the results of their hard work. There’s no right or wrong time to invest in your appearance and wellness; it’s a personal decision, and Dr. Watkins will work with you on your timeline. Depending on the number and type of procedures you choose, you will need to allow enough time for your body to heal and recover properly from your mommy makeover.

Most plastic surgeons recommend allowing at least six weeks for recovery time, in which you will have to get adequate rest, refrain from strenuous activities, and follow post-surgical instructions to avoid complications or diminished results. As with any cosmetic and plastic surgery procedure, it’s essential to work with a board-certified plastic surgeon with a solid track record of success to get the best results.

Learn more about mommy makeovers

For more information about mommy makeovers and other cosmetic surgery procedures to help you look and feel your best after having a baby, contact us today to request an appointment at our Rockville or McLean offices.

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