It’s no secret that bearing children isn’t easy on your body. Most women gain baby weight, and getting it to fall off often isn’t easy. Even once you do lose those excess pounds, it’s not like your body snaps back. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women are left with excess skin around their abdomen, sagging breasts, and other unwelcome changes.
At our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California, Linda Swanson, MD, wants to give you the opportunity to enjoy motherhood feeling like the best version of yourself. That’s why she offers mommy makeovers.
Dr. Swanson can perform this personalized procedure to reverse any unwanted changes you’re left with after giving birth. Is a mommy makeover right for you? Learn more here.
As the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) points out, there’s no standard mommy makeover. The procedure you get is completely tailored to your body and, more importantly, your body goals.
Generally, mommy makeovers blend either a breast lift (for perkier breasts) or a breast augmentation (for larger breasts) with a tummy tuck. This addresses the volume loss in your breasts after breastfeeding and the extra skin around your stomach after pregnancy. In short, this procedure is specifically designed to correct the negative physical effects of childbearing.
If you’re curious about a mommy makeover, meet with Dr. Swanson for a consultation. Together you can talk about the changes you’d like to see. Dr. Swanson will also evaluate you to make sure you’re a good candidate for surgery.
Dr. Swanson performs the mommy makeover under general anesthesia, meaning you can sleep through it. You’ll most likely be able to head home the same day as your surgery.
Healing from a mommy makeover usually takes a few weeks. Plan to take a couple of weeks off work and to wear compression garments during that time. Dr. Swanson lets you know what kind of downtime to expect depending on the procedures you’re choosing to include in your mommy makeover — and the extent of each.
After your recovery period, you’ll be able to enjoy your full results, and you’ll have your figure back.
Does a mommy makeover pique your interest? If so, Dr. Swanson is available to talk with you about your body goals and what this procedure can do for you. If you’re ready to set up a consultation, call our office nearest you or book a visit online today.