Becoming a mother is a special gift and a rewarding experience like no other. But pregnancy and childbirth do cause changes — sometimes permanent — to a woman’s body, which can be a source of self-consciousness and make some moms feel like they need to cover up a body they were once proud of.
First off, if you are feeling bad about your body after having a baby, you certainly are not alone. In addition, you are in good company if you are thinking about how surgery can help you recapture your confidence. Many women choose to have postpartum plastic surgery to address these very real concerns.
What Makes Postpartum Plastic Surgery Popular?
Every woman’s experience through pregnancy and childbirth is unique, but there are many common postpartum challenges. When it comes to your body, these can include concerns such as:
- Rapid weight fluctuations, leading to loose skin.
- Separated abdominal muscles.
- Changes in the size, position or elasticity of breasts caused by hormone fluctuations and/or breastfeeding.
- Difficulty losing unwanted fat in areas like the waist, hips and love handles.
Top Postpartum Plastic Surgery Procedures
Because postpartum cosmetic concerns can be so varied, many women opt for a mommy makeover after childbirth. Mommy makeovers are customized plastic surgery procedures that combine multiple procedures into one surgery. Some of the most common surgeries to include in a mommy makeover are a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast lifts and/or augmentation.
Dr. Davis has performed a wide range of mommy makeover combinations for moms. In addition to breast and body contouring surgery, he has also performed facial procedures for moms, including eyelid surgery to help with sagging upper lids and bags under the eyes, along with neck liposuction to remove lingering fat and create a more sculpted jawline.
How Soon after Childbirth Can You Get a Mommy Makeover?
It is best to wait at least 6 to 12 months after childbirth before having a mommy makeover, tummy tuck or other plastic surgery procedure. This will give your body enough time to heal and rebalance so Dr. Davis can advise on the areas and procedures to focus on. It will also give you a chance to focus on your new baby and new routine before taking some much-needed time for yourself.
Considering a postpartum mommy makeover? Call our Nashville office at 615-327-7407 or contact us online for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Davis.