The Beauty of Mommy Makeovers

Motherhood can be hard on a woman both mentally and physically. In an attempt to recover some of their former selves, many mothers are starting to take part in what is termed ìmommy makeovers.î

The Scenario

You have just given birth to a beautiful bouncing baby. While you are proud of your new creation, the little one has taken its toll on your body. Standing in front of the mirror, you notice almost nothing recognizable of your former physical self.

Have you experienced this before? It can be disheartening for mothers. Youíd probably is interested to know that thereís a new trend about called ìmommy makeovers.î It is giving women back their body and their self-esteem after going through pregnancies.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

In a nutshell, it is the trend towards plastic surgery for post-pregnancy moms who are fighting to get their old bodies back. As a result of the stretch marks, stretched belly added weight and hormonal changes to face and breasts, women have to work hard to lose the baby weight and return to shape.

Even with diet and exercise, some have problem areas that donít seem to go away. It could be that your rectus muscles (abdominal muscles) have separated and there is a permanent pooch that you canít seem to get rid of no matter how many crunches you perform. Or, it might be the breasts that have shrunk after you finish breastfeeding your young one. Even if you lose weight, the fat seems to have redistributed to some places you didnít want it to go.

All of these changes have caused a spike in plastic surgery rates especially among new mothers. They want to preserve who they were before children. For that reason, many plastic surgery patients are getting younger. The young mothers are having breast augmentation, liposuction, tummy tucks, breast lifts and other procedures.

Just because you are a mother, doesnít mean you have to look older than your years. With the trends in clothing and such, it is essential that moms have the body they want to pull off those styles.

Now, this isnít just running to the surgeon for a quick fix. It is understood that there need to be realistic expectations. Diet and exercise are often tried first but the results are not satisfactory alone. That is where the cosmetic surgery comes in.

Cosmetic surgery is also not without its pain for gain. Recovery, especially from multiple procedures, can be hard and long. It is not cheap either. Still, many say the results are worth it. To reduce your cost and the number of procedures, many surgeons recommend losing weight through diet and exercise to tighten and tone as much as possible first.

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