Having a child is a beautiful thing, and mothers understand before, during, and after their pregnancy that their bodies are both temporarily and permanently changing — and not always for the better. Individuals who give birth, whether via c-section or vaginally, can experience permanent visible changes to their body’s structure. These are, of course, natural changes that are expected, however they don’t have to be permanent ones.
With our mommy makeover package, Sterling Plastic Surgery can offer plastic surgery services to help improve your appearance after having one, two, or more children.
What happens during pregnancy?
During a pregnancy, while the child is growing in a woman’s uterus, a “baby bump” begins to form, and grows larger throughout the course of the pregnancy. While the baby grows inside the abdominal cavity, the muscles and skin surrounding this area stretch to accommodate the child inside as they continue to grow. Often, pregnant individuals will experience stretch marks from the newly stretched skin.
Additionally, breasts will swell and begin to fill with breast milk due to hormonal changes during a pregnancy, regardless of whether or not you plan to breastfeed your child. After you have ceased breastfeeding your child and the breast milk begins to dissipate, it’s possible the breasts can maintain their size during pregnancy, reduce their size to the way they were, or end up somewhere in the middle. Just like the abdomen, the skin on the breasts can stretch and may appear to make the breasts look “saggy” after they have reduced in size.
The labia will also increase in size during a pregnancy, regardless of how you decide to deliver your baby. During a vaginal childbirth, it is possible for the labia to stretch or even tear. In some cases, this can result in a permanently elongated labia.
Once the baby is born, the “baby bump” simply does not just disappear. Even if the parent exercises and eats healthy, it can be difficult to completely remove the loose skin that resides at the bottom of the abdomen.
What does a mommy makeover entail?
We’re happy to offer a package deal for individuals who may want to return to their pre-pregnancy look.
Breast Augmentation and/or Lift
As part of the mommy makeover package, we are offering breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) to help you recover from “sagging breasts”. These procedures may need to be performed separately to achieve the desired results. This will be determined during your consultation.
When diet and exercise have failed to remove sagging skin post-pregnancy, an abdominoplasty, or “tummy tuck”, can help to remove excess skin. A tummy tuck does not prevent a future pregnancy from occurring, though if you are planning to have more children, you may want to hold off so you are not undergoing the procedure multiple times.
Whether your labia has returned to the size it had been pre-pregnancy or remains elongated, if you are unhappy with the size of your labia, we can help reduce the size of your labia with our labia reduction procedure.
We know that confidence goes a long way, especially when it comes to being a mother or a parent. Being confident in who you are and how you look can help you take on all of the challenges of the day. If you are interested in scheduling a mommy makeover, or you have questions regarding any of our procedures, feel free to contact us today. We’d be happy to talk with you regarding our procedures and your options.