Moms, you are the best! You’ve been through a lot. You’ve given of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. How are you feeling? It’s very common for mothers, whether they had their children last year or decades ago, to feel like their bodies were willing sacrifices in the journey to parenthood. Whether you grew your children inside your womb, fed them from your breast, or just sacrificed so much of your being to raise kind, happy humans, mothers’ bodies take a real hit.
It’s commonly understood that moms don’t care for themselves enough. And you know what they say, you can’t pour from an empty cup. To be the best caregiver for your family, you have to start by taking good care of yourself.
There are some simple things that you must do to take great care of your body, heart, and mind. First, it’s important to get good quality sleep, eat nutritious food, exercise regularly, and drink plenty of water. These core self-care steps are simple and manageable and can make a huge difference in how you feel in your body and about yourself. But, they rarely lead moms to the pre-children body they strive for.
A Few Common Concerns We Heart From Mothers
Motherhood presents some obvious physical challenges. When your body expands to hold a child, your skin stretches naturally as a result. Likewise, when you breastfeed children, your breasts are more likely to droop and sag. Multiply that change by several children, and you can see how difficult it is for moms to “get back to normal.” However, we also see that many mothers neglect to care for their bodies as they raise children, leading to weight gain, skin stretching, and pockets of fat in areas they cannot address with standard weight loss techniques.
The very first thing we recommend to our patients is to control their weight. Our mommy makeover procedures are not meant to be weight loss solutions. First, our hardworking mommy makeover patients get to and stay at a healthy weight for a period of time. We then come behind with trusted surgical solutions that help return their bodies to a place of confidence and exuberance that matches how they feel inside.
What Might A Mommy Makeover Include?
Each mom has her own individual concerns about her physical appearance. However, several procedures are commonly included in a mommy makeover. Here is a little bit of information about each of those.
It’s natural for a woman’s breasts to change over time. As we age, our skin stretches out, causing our breast tissue to hang lower and be less perky than before. This sagging can be exacerbated by months or even years spent breastfeeding. Extreme fluctuations in weight will also cause your breast tissue to expand and contract, leading to stretched skin and sagging breasts. The purpose of the breast lift is to remove stretched-out skin and return the breast to a higher, more perky position on the body without altering the size of the breast. Different types of breast lifts work for patients with varying degrees of skin damage.
Many moms include breast augmentation with their breast lift procedure. This pairing is helpful for mothers who want larger or more shapely breasts. During a breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon inserts an implant of either saline or silicone to create the shape and size of breasts you prefer. Performing a breast lift and breast augmentation in themselves can provide a world of extra confidence with an uplifted and full shape you can be proud of.
As women, our bodies constantly evolve, and our age and hormones impact that evolution. Many women find it very difficult to get back to their pre-pregnancy bodies. It’s common to have difficulty losing pesky pockets of fat, even after a significant effort on their part. Liposuction was created to tackle those pockets of fat but it’s not a solution to eliminating the belly fat caused by a truly poor diet and lack of exercise. Women who are ideal candidates for liposuction have already worked hard to get their bodies into good physical shape. They are now tackling the stubborn areas of body fat that become more difficult to eliminate with age.
A tummy tuck is an ideal surgical procedure for moms. Even mothers who don’t experience stretch marks during their pregnancies comment on how their bodies have shifted and changed. A tummy tuck is a procedure where a surgeon removes excess skin caused by pregnancy and weight fluctuations to create a taught and slim-looking midsection. No amount of ab workout or cardiovascular exercise can tighten your skin. The best way to achieve the slender look you’re going for is to remove the offending skin and start fresh with a blank canvas.
Mom, you have done so much for your children, families, and communities. It’s time for you to become the beneficiary of all the goodwill you have bestowed upon the people you love the most. The best way to continue giving yourself to others is to do so from a place of confidence and joy. If your appearance is holding you back from feeling great, why not do something about it?
Our culture tells us that self-care looks like binging television shows and shopping online. But we all know that true self-care goes even deeper and involves giving yourself the gifts of self-esteem and peace. If you’re ready to celebrate the incredible gifts your body has given to your life into the lives of the people you love the most, it’s probably time to invest in yourself. Contact us today to learn more about our Mommy Makeover and the individual procedures you can combine to help you create a look that enables you to shine even brighter!