Pregnancy and motherhood are life-changing experiences on every level. In addition to the joys and challenges that giving birth and having children brings, the physical transformations that happen during pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can change the look and tone of your body. While a few women seem to get back to their pre-pregnancy physique naturally, for many women, a “Mommy Makeover” offers a great way to restore their before-babies physique.
At the office of Revive Plastic Surgery, Dr. Morad Askari tailors every treatment plan to address a patient’s specific needs and fulfill all the cosmetic expectations of care. Each Mommy Makeover at our Coral Gables clinic is meticulously individualized to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy shape as well as improve and enhance body contours as desired.
A pregnant body undergoes rapid changes in body weight and size in a short period of time. Some of these changes include:
It’s completely normal to gain extra pounds during pregnancy. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is important to gain the recommended amount of weight because not gaining enough weight puts the baby at risk of being too small for their age.
During pregnancy, the body stores fat, which reserves calories for later needs. At this time, fat is stored in the center of your body, particularly the breasts and abdomen.
Changes in hormones can make the skin more prone to stretch marks. Skin elasticity also varies depending on the skin type, so some women are more likely to develop stretch marks than others. Moisturizing the skin may help prevent stretch marks.
During the first half of pregnancy, women experience a surge in androgen. This hormone stimulates the glands in the skin to produce more sebum, which can clog pores and lead to acne breakouts.
Although these physical changes during pregnancy are natural, and some are necessary for both the mom and the baby, some mothers struggle to keep a positive body image after pregnancy.
After giving birth, a woman’s body may take a while before returning to how it looked pre-pregnancy. Some women may experience problems with their body image, which they did not have before pregnancy. For others, their body image problems may even get worse.
According to a study published in the Archives of Women's Mental Health, there is a weak association between body image and depression during pregnancy. On the other hand, body image dissatisfaction increases after giving birth, which leads to a stronger association between body image and depression postpartum.
Common areas of concerns presented by women considering a Mommy Makeover in Coral Gables include:
Depending on the nature of the changes, we can perform breast augmentation, reduction, or lift procedures for improved appearance and tone.
By performing an abdominoplasty or “Tummy Tuck,” we can restore pregnancy-stretched abdominal muscles and connective tissues to their original dimensions.
With our liposuction procedure, we can reduce and eliminate excess areas of fat from the torso, arms, thighs, and other body areas for a more slender and appealing-looking physique.
In addition to the above procedures, other areas of concern can also be addressed as part of a Mommy Makeover. We offer a comprehensive selection of the most advanced surgical and non-surgical procedures to achieve attractive and satisfying results of care.
Facial treatment options such as injectable dermal fillers, Botox®, or laser procedures may also be performed to restore a more vibrant, youthful look as well as reduce the appearance of wrinkles, stretch marks, and more.
Taking care of your body is a form of self-care and self-love. When you are happy with the way you look, everything else follows. In the hands of our skilled cosmetic surgeon, you can enjoy the following benefits of a mommy makeover:
Your body image is your mental picture of your own body. It is your own personal belief about how you look. A woman’s body image may affect the way she carries herself and her relationship with other people.
A person’s body image has 4 aspects:
One of the things that you can do to improve your body image is through plastic surgery. In fact, a study has concluded that patients who underwent aesthetic surgery experience better satisfaction with their body image.
Self-esteem and body satisfaction are strongly connected. People who are satisfied with how their body looks also have higher self-esteem, which leads to better mental health and social behavior.
Research has found that a woman's body image is strongly associated with both the husband and wife's marital satisfaction. A woman who has a positive body image thinks of herself as sexually attractive, which leads to a better sexual and marital relationship.
Through plastic surgery, you can enhance the way your body looks, boosting your self-confidence, body image, and marriage satisfaction.
At the office of Revive Plastic Surgery, our Mommy Makeover goals are to achieve healthy and aesthetically pleasing results of care while boosting body confidence and self-image.
In addition to discussing your best options in care, we’ll also review the optimal timing for your post-pregnancy Mommy Makeover procedures and provide supportive guidance every step of the way.
For inquiries, schedule a virtual consultation or contact us at (305) 600-5041.
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