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pregnant woman touching her belly with handsDuring pregnancy, your body undergoes a series of changes that last long after the birth of your child. Since all of these changes to your body occur in such a short period, it isn’t uncommon for your body to not bounce back afterward. You may find that your body may not look or feel like it used to after you have children. Skin stretches, pockets of fat develop, abdominal muscles loosen or separate, and your breasts may begin to sag. Many women experience these undesirable changes and dream of ways to get their pre-pregnancy body back. In the surgical realm, the Mommy Makeover procedure is often suggested to combat the effects left behind by pregnancy and allow you to regain or boost your confidence. Mommy Makeover surgery is made up of a combination of procedures, tailored to fit your individual needs, and performed together to allow you maximum benefits with the least amount of recovery. While particular surgeries may vary slightly, a traditional Mommy Makeover consists of a few “standard” procedures.

Breast Augmentation With or Without Breast Lift

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women experience a shift in the size, shape, and projection of their breasts. Breasts may develop a “deflated” appearance while the skin sags and the breasts begin to droop. Breast augmentation can bring life back into the breasts by adjusting the size and shape to match your desired appearance. While breast augmentation can be performed alone, a breast lift may be recommended as a combined procedure if there is loose or sagging skin. This combination can allow you to reach your optimal results.

Tummy Tuck

It is no surprise that some of the most significant changes to a woman’s body after childbirth come in the abdominal area. Tummy tuck surgery can reverse some of these changes by tightening weakened or separated abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat, leaving you with a more lean and confidence-boosting midsection.

Laser Liposuction

Stubborn pockets of fat can develop at any time and for different reasons; one of these reasons is pregnancy. It seems as though after you have children, fat pockets pop up in places you didn’t know were previously possible, and these pockets are resistant to any amount of diet and exercise. Liposuction is one way to rid your body of those unwanted pockets, and laser LifeSculpt liposuction can do so resulting in an easier and more comfortable recovery while providing skin tightening as well.

While these procedures can be performed at any time, it is recommended that you wait until you are finished having children to undergo surgery. This is particularly true with abdominoplasty, as subsequent pregnancies could restretch the skin. Liposuction could be done even if further pregnancies are anticipated.