Even though it’s worth it for your bundle of joy, pregnancy can really wreak havoc with your body. Some women are lucky enough to regain their figures within months of delivery – hello, Kate, Duchess of Cambridge! Many women, though, have trouble losing the baby weight and want a faster approach to getting their figures back. That’s where the mommy makeover surgery comes in. Since this surgery is cosmetic, you’ll have to pay for it out of pocket, but for many mothers it’s $10-20,000 well spent.
The mommy makeover generally consists of a tummy tuck, breast lift and/or augmentation and liposuction. Once caveat: Before considering a mommy makeover, make sure your childbearing days are over. If you do become pregnant again, not only will all that surgery likely go for naught, but breastfeeding may be impossible if you’ve had a breast lift.
Ask your surgeon if you had can speak with mothers who have had the surgery. Not only will they have their own insights into the mommy makeover, but can give you tips -or warnings – about what to expect during recovery.
Many women have tried the diet and exercise route prior to deciding on surgery, and they didn’t obtain the desired results. While the mommy makeover surgery gives you a new and better body, you need to stay fit for the operations and the recovery process. Just because you’ve decided on a mommy makeover doesn’t mean you should slack off on diet and exercise. In fact, it’s probably more important than ever.
Having several surgeries done at once shortens the timeframe for recovery and costs less than individual procedures, but that doesn’t mean recovery isn’t a big deal. As you already know, adding small children to the mix makes everything a bigger deal than it used to be. If you don’t have a spouse or family member who can look after the kids pretty much 24/7 for the week after surgery – and often longer than that, at least part-time – budget for childcare and start interviewing prospective babysitters weeks or months before your surgery. As with any abdominal surgery, you shouldn’t lift anything heavy for up to six weeks afterward, and that includes toddlers and other small fry. You’ll also take some fairly heavy-duty pain medication for a week or more, which doesn’t mix well with interactions with babies and youngsters.
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