Everything You Need to Know About a Mommy Makeover

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Pregnancy and childbirth can lead to changes in a woman’s body. Having a baby, nursing, and the post-partum period can stress various parts of the body, and mothers need time to recover after the birth of their children. While some of the changes that come with pregnancy can be addressed with diet and exercise, other changes involve permanent damage to muscles in the abdomen and must be repaired surgically.  It can be frustrating to have loose skin and stubborn fat deposits that persist despite the serious effort. A mommy makeover is a set of plastic surgery procedures where Queen City Plastic Surgery can work together to address the results of pregnancy and childbirth and restore pre-childbearing appearance.

At Queen City Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Enam Haque works with women in Charlotte to develop an individualized and customized plan for a mommy makeover that addresses their aesthetic goals and enhances body confidence and pride after childbirth. These are some of the things you should know when considering a mommy makeover.

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover can restore your comfort and ease in your own body after the changes that accompany pregnancy and childbirth. There are a number of procedures that might be involved in your individualized program, depending on your specific areas of concern.

Some of the most popular procedures for women in North Carolina who want to restore their pre-baby bodies include:

A mommy makeover can improve the appearance, lift, and symmetry of the breasts, addressing the changes that come with breastfeeding. Dr. Haque can remove sagging or loose skin and stubborn fat deposits, repair torn or stretched muscles in the abdomen, and improve the appearance of your body so that you feel confident.  He will work with you to identify a series of procedures to help you restore your pre-baby appearance.

Scheduling a Mommy Makeover

When considering plastic surgery to address changes associated with pregnancy and childbirth, timing is important. Before proceeding with your procedures, you should be fully recovered from childbirth. To ensure the longevity of results, the best time for a mommy makeover is after you are certain your family is complete and that you do not anticipate weight fluctuations. If you plan to have future children, you may wish to wait until after you’re done having children so that your next pregnancy does not impact your results.

In addition, if you want to include breast rejuvenation in your mommy makeover, wait until you are also finished breastfeeding for the best results. This will ensure your breast size and shape is stable before making the changes you desire.

A mommy makeover is also best suited for women who have achieved a healthy and sustainable weight. Weight gain and loss can affect the results of your surgery, so it is best to opt for your mommy makeover when you are at a stable weight that you plan to maintain moving forward.

Dr. Haque can advise women in Charlotte about the best time to schedule a personalized mommy makeover during a consultation. He will present a plan for your surgery, including multiple procedures that address your aesthetic concerns.

Recovering After a Mommy Makeover

The procedure itself may vary in the amount of time it takes, but you may wish to plan for surgery of up to five and a half or six hours, especially since multiple surgeries are often involved in a complete mommy makeover. You can expect to go home the same day of your mommy makeover surgery, but it is important to have the help you need to support your recovery, especially when it comes to caring for your children.

You may choose to have a mommy makeover while your children are still quite young, so planning for childcare can be particularly important. You should plan for seven to 10 days of recovery at home. During the weeks after surgery, lifting will be restricted. If your child needs to be lifted and carried in this period, you should have help for these tasks for the best results.

Dr. Haque and the staff at Queen City Plastic Surgery will provide you with detailed instructions to help you recover as quickly and effectively as possible.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation in Charlotte

If you want to explore your options for rejuvenating and renewing your body after childbearing, contact Queen City Plastic Surgery at 704-859-2382 or use our simple online form to request a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Enam Haque. Dr. Haque will listen to your concerns, review your medical history, and develop an individual program that can help you achieve your goals.  

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