Giving birth is one of the most rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. However, the changes that go along with motherhood can cause women to feel unfamiliar or unhappy with her post-baby body. Procedures know as mommy makeovers offer a solution to stretched, loose and sagging skin that doesn’t return to its original state.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding often result in unwanted changes to a woman’s body, such as sagging breasts, enlarged areolas/nipples, a boxier waist, pockets of fat in the abdomen, stretch marks, and excess skin on the belly that no amount of exercise and dieting seems to fix. The loose muscles and stretched skin improve somewhat over time, but the body never completely returns to the way it was before pregnancy.
It used to be that women were resigned to living with these natural changes in their bodies. Now, however, more and more women are seeking out plastic surgeons to rejuvenate their breasts and tummies to the youthful firmness they enjoyed before having children.
These procedures are collectively called “mommy makeovers” or post-maternity breast and body reshaping.
Recovery time is typically 2-3 weeks*.
If you feel as though you might benefit from a mommy makeover, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. David Boudreault at our convenient Palo Alto location.
* Individual results may vary