Many women who never gave much thought to plastic surgery start to research cosmetic procedures after seeing how pregnancy has permanently changed their bodies. That’s why mommy makeover, a popular plastic surgery plan that incorporates multiple procedures such as breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast augmentation, is so popular with women in Chicago. In this blog, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Marco Ellis reviews some of the factors that may indicate that you are a good candidate for mommy makeover.
You Are Disappointed by the New Appearance of Your Breasts
Throughout your pregnancy, your breasts become bigger and fuller. While this additional volume continues as you breastfeed, by the time you have finished nursing your child, your breasts will most likely shrink. If you are like many women, your breasts will also sag significantly after pregnancy, because the surrounding skin has stretched and is no longer as elastic as it was in your younger years. Fortunately, Dr. Ellis can help to improve the size, shape, and elevation or your breasts with surgeries like breast lift and breast augmentation.
Your Stomach Is Not as Flat as You Want It
Make no mistake: the first and best plan for getting rid of your baby weight should be diet and exercise. Allow yourself time for excess fat to burn off with a healthy lifestyle. After several months, you can assess whether your stomach has stubborn fat or skin that will not retract after stretching. To get rid of a lingering pooch, tummy tuck and/or liposuction may be appropriate for re-toning your abdomen.
You Do Not Plan to Get Pregnant Again
Mommy makeover is highly effective at addressing cosmetic issues that many women face after pregnancy. Dr. Ellis can achieve long-lasting results that rebuild women’s confidence in their appearance for many years. The main thing that can undo these positive changes is a significant weight gain — and unfortunately that includes getting pregnant again.
The reason is that, while pregnant, the skin surrounding your breasts and stomach inevitably stretch again. The same cosmetic issues you wanted to address originally are very likely to appear again. Although there is nothing to stop you from undergoing mommy makeover more than once, Dr. Ellis typically recommends that you hold off on these procedures until after you have completed your family so that your financial investment in yourself is more worthwhile.
Meet with Dr. Ellis
If after reading this blog you think you may be a good candidate for mommy makeover — or you simply want to ask more questions of a top Chicago plastic surgeon before deciding — you should schedule a consultation with Dr. Ellis. Please call (312) 695-6022 today.