Motherhood is an incredibly fulfilling endeavor – and also one that creates a wee bit of havoc in a woman’s life. This may begin even earlier than we tend to imagine. To be straightforward, a woman gains a lot through pregnancy and motherhood, and she also loses some of her independence. Her body is no longer her own, at least for a time. She eats for two and watches as her body changes day by day. These changes, on the one hand, are exciting. After pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, though, they may feel like more of a frustration than a joy to behold.
There is no benefit to living with pregnancy-related cosmetic concerns when there are solutions for these problems. Your Williamsburg plastic surgeon provides personal care through which the body can be nurtured back to beautiful proportions.
Contouring Your Body with a Mommy Makeover
- The breasts. Breast tissue begins to change shortly after conception. In some cases, we see breast expansion up to 2 cup sizes. There are a couple of reasons that happens. First, the body naturally holds more fat during pregnancy, and so fat cells in the breasts enlarge. Milk-producing glands also expand to prepare for breastfeeding. Once tissue and hormone status returns, the breasts may look deflated and droopy. Breast augmentation during a Mommy Makeover addresses this issue.
- The abdomen. Interestingly enough, there is an expectation of dramatic changes in the abdomen due to pregnancy. After all, this is the area where the baby grows larger by the day. The cosmetic results of abdominal expansion can ultimately be disruptive to a woman’s sense of confidence if muscle tissue and skin have stretched to the point where they cannot bounce back. Abdominoplasty is a safe and effective way to reconnect separated abdominal muscles and tighten loose skin.
- Fat cells are needed to support a thriving pregnancy. When these engorged cells stick around for months or years after childbirth, though, they present both cosmetic and health concerns. Liposuction can eliminate those last stubborn inches in areas where fat cells don’t seem to want to let go.
Learn more about the customized care involved in a Mommy Makeover. Call our Williamsburg office at (757) 345-2275.