Just the thought of having a newborn come into this world right out of our tummies is simply beyond the imagination. It’s a beautiful and miraculous thing but once the miracle is done, women face the daunting task of trying to reverse the effects pregnancy has left on their bodies. Sadly, post-partum depression is a real thing among new mommies here on Maui and all over the world.
It’s not surprising that the feelings of low self-esteem from hormones and an altered body image after childbirth can have a drastic effect on a woman’s personal and family life. Changing outward appearances takes care of only one of the many factors that can influence the post-baby blues but it can have a life-changing effect. When in the hands of a skilled, board certified Maui plastic surgeon, mommy makeovers can drastically improve and boost women’s confidence. Mommy Makeovers are exploding in popularity here on Maui. Most mommy makeovers that we do here in Maui typically involve a combined procedure of a tummy tuck and breast lift.
The most popular surgery that mothers show interest in after giving birth is the tummy tuck with muscle repair. These procedure can either remove fat or excess skin from the whole tummy or may tighten up the skin for just the lower tummy. Most mommy makeovers combine the tummy tuck with another common surgery such as a breast lift or implants in the breasts in order to regain their shape. Some women go further and indulge in liposuction to remove their fat and therefore improve their overall body shape.
For best results, it’s recommend that women try to achieve their desired target weight first by exercising at least 30 minutes a day and practicing good nutrition as well as avoiding any alcohol or cigarette consumption. Getting used to the whole idea of motherhood is important, too. Most women often need time to make themselves feel used to the idea of becoming mothers. We and many other plastic surgery offices recommend women take their time in understanding and enjoying motherhood before taking on a mommy makeover.
Call the Maui office of plastic surgeon S. Larry Schlesinger, MD, FACS today to schedule your mommy makeover consultation!