Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. However, after pregnancy, some women are unsatisfied with their bodies, no matter how much they exercise or eat healthy. The effects of pregnancy may cause their breasts to sag, lose volume, or become asymmetrical due to breastfeeding. Additionally, women may suffer from excess, sagging skin on the tummy, or stubborn pockets of fat in troubling areas. That is where a mommy makeover in St. Petersburg, Florida, steps in.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a highly personalized combination of procedures, which primarily focuses on restoring a woman’s pre-pregnancy body. The most common procedures involved with a mommy makeover may include:
Depending on your specific cosmetic concerns, you and Dr. O’Brien can choose the best surgical plan to meet your aesthetic goals.
Am I a good candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Mommy makeovers are for women who desire to reverse the physical changes from pregnancy. You should also be in good health and have realistic expectations of your procedure. Other reasons why you would be an ideal candidate may include:
- If you have sagging, uneven, or deflated breasts due to childbearing or breastfeeding.
- If your nipple-areola complex stretches below your breast crease.
- You have breasts that are not proportional to the rest of your figure, which may cause back pain if they are heavy or pendulous.
- If you have loose, excess, sagging skin on your tummy and you have an undefined waistline.
- You have stubborn areas of fat that cannot be corrected by diet and exercise.
A consultation with Dr. O’Brien is necessary to determine full candidacy for the mommy makeover procedure.
How long is recovery from mommy makeover?
Since a mommy makeover is customizable, recovery times for each patient will vary. Typically, initial recovery can last up to three weeks. Additionally, you will most likely will have to avoid strenuous exercise for at least six weeks. However, it is vital to follow all of Dr. O’Brien’s specific aftercare and recovery instructions to reduce the chance of complication.