Make the Most of Your Mommy Makeover
Posted May 28, 2018 in Mommy Makeover
There is no greater joy than becoming a mother. There is also no event that has a more significant impact on your body. During pregnancy, your abdominal skin, tissues, and muscles stretch to accommodate your growing baby, your breasts change and grow, and fat gets stored in new and not-so-exciting places. While some of these “changes” dissipate on their own, others don’t, no matter how much sweat you give or carbs you manage to count. When these alterations in your physique grow bothersome, you can always turn to Mommy Makeover surgery. The Mommy Makeover is a combination procedure that addresses the areas affected by pregnancy: your abdomen, breasts, and areas of localized fat. And no matter if you are six months or ten years out, a Mommy Makeover can be the solution to falling back in love with your physique. If you are considering this procedure, then here are some things you may want to keep in mind to ensure that you not only achieve your most desirable results but that you maintain them, as well.
Be Near Your Ideal Weight
It’s a fact: plastic surgery will sculpt, trim, and make you appear “smaller.” That said, you should never turn to any cosmetic surgery as your first choice of weight loss. Even though the procedures, such as the tummy tuck and liposuction, will likely result in the loss of a couple of inches or pounds, you will find that the best results come when patients are already starting at a healthy weight. You don’t need to be right at your ideal number, but you should be somewhere in the ballpark. The more effort you put in before your surgery, the better benefits you will achieve afterward.
Ask Yourself if You’ll Want More Children
Mommy Makeover surgery will not affect your ability to have additional children or the safety of another pregnancy. Unfortunately, what it will change is the quality of your Mommy Makeover results. Remember that you are undergoing this procedure because of what pregnancy did in the first place. An additional pregnancy will likely repeat the physical changes of your earlier pregnancies. It is for this reason that Dr. Ip suggests women wait to undergo a Mommy Makeover until they are reasonably sure that another baby is not on the horizon.
Be Dedicated to Maintaining Your Results
Your initial Mommy Makeover surgery is only half responsible for achieving and maintaining ideal results. No matter what transformation is done in the operating room, it will mean nothing if it isn’t accompanied by continued dedication to a healthy lifestyle. Even though diet and exercise cannot always be the key to achieving the toned and fit look you want, they are a substantial part of maintaining the looks gained by surgery. Well-balanced diets and regular exercise routines, whether it be the gym, sports, yoga, or running around with your children, will be what maintains your figure. Keeping your body healthy by not smoking will also help maintain your body. Mommy Makeover surgery is long lasting; however, it won’t stop the aging process completely.
If you are interested in learning more about the combined procedures of a Mommy Makeover, contact Dr. Ip today. You can call our Newport Beach location at (949) 548-0300, our Beverly Hills location at (310) 839-0776, or our New York Park Avenue location at (855) 742-8800 to set up a consultation.