Transform Your Post-Baby Body With A Mommy Makeover
April 1, 2015
|Source: SpaMedica. This mommy makeover received breast augmentation and energy-assisted liposuction.|
Even after having children, plenty of women are healthier than they’ve ever been. They have healthy eating habits and work out a few times a week. Just take a look at celebrities—they’re known to give birth and hop right back into their evening gowns and bikinis almost immediately.
Exercise and a good diet don’t bring back certain things though and a lot of women can attest to that. After giving birth and breastfeeding, a woman’s breasts tend lose volume and shape. Dr. Mulholland, a Toronto plastic surgeon, says breast augmentation is a very popular procedure for women. Many of his breast augmentation patients are women in their 30s who have children. Breast augmentation is the second most performed procedure after liposuction.
Amanda, a woman in her 20s, feels self-conscious of her body after giving birth to her daughter three years ago. She says she was so used to always having a fit body without ever having to workout often. After giving birth, she started feeling insecure about her body. “I didn’t feel as sexy or desirable anymore,” she says.
Amanda exercised regularly for a few years. Even though she’s in good shape, she still feels bothered by some problem areas—her abdomen and love handles. She also says her breasts have lost some volume. To address these concerns, Dr. Mulholland recommends liposuction and breast augmentation. This combination of surgeries performed at once is also known as a mommy makeover.
Dr. Mulholland performs two types of mommy makeovers; a mommy mini and mommy major. Amanda had the mommy mini, which was an operation that took an hour and 15 minutes to complete. Mommy majors are ideal for women who had or plan to have two to three kids. Usually, mommy majors include breast surgery, tummy tucks and liposuction.
Mommy makeovers without tummy tucks performed require about 1-2 weeks of recovery time. If a tummy tuck is needed, then women should expect to have 2-3 weeks of recovery.
Now that a few months have passed after her procedure, Amanda says she’s ecstatic with her appearance. She says those around her have noticed a major change in her personality and sense of humour. Though her looks changed, she says the biggest difference was in her personality and how she presented herself.