Who Said Having Kids Had to Ruin Your Figure?
- Posted on: Jun 15 2018
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Having a child is one of life’s seminal times…
But why’d you have to give up your figure to do so?!
Women can be frustrated, rightly, after they have children. The trauma, stress, weight gain, and other changes wrought by pregnancy often leave a dramatically different looking figure now that your child is home crawling about the house. It can be depressing to see the changes: a stomach pooch and sagging breasts that seem to have lost volume.
A Mommy Makeover with Dr. Snodgrass or Dr. Robinson can return your figure to your pre-baby appearance, and then some. Here’s what’s involved.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy involves a unique weight gain that is very localized. This puts tremendous stretching and pressure on the skin and muscles of the lower abdomen. In most women, when the skin is stretched to such a degree it cannot return to its former degree of tautness after the baby is born. The muscles of your stomach area can actually separate. The result is sagging skin and a stomach pooch where one never existed before.
Similar issues can happen with the breasts, depending on how many cups sizes were gained during pregnancy and breastfeeding. The combination creates breast skin that has stretched and now sags. Volume loss is possible, too, or at least it can appear that way now that the breast skin isn’t as firm.
A Mommy Makeover can change the shape of the tummy and breasts — the two areas affected the most by pregnancy and breastfeeding. A Mommy Makeover with the team at Snodgrass and Robinson combines two and sometimes more procedures into one makeover.
The abdomen can be lifted with a tummy tuck. Liposuction can be performed to remove pockets of fat that don’t respond to diet and exercise. By doing this you can achieve a flat stomach, as well as a slimmer waist and hips.
The breasts are the second target area of a Mommy Makeover. A breast lift removes excess saggy skin and brings the breasts back up to a higher position on the chest. A lift can be combined with implants if you feel like you’ve lost volume, or if you simply would like to have larger breasts.
Although you may be tempted to have the procedures performed right away after pregnancy, it’s best to wait at least a year. If you’re breastfeeding, wait until you are completely finished. And, of course, if you’re planning on getting pregnant again, your Mommy Makeover should wait until after that next child is born.
You may not have a time machine to go back in time, but a Mommy Makeover with Dr. Snodgrass or Dr. Robinson can give you back your pre-baby body. Call us at (706) 378-0200 to schedule a consultation.
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