Motherhood is full of unexpected joy, but a little time for yourself would be nice, too. This is especially true now that you want to address some post-pregnancy parts of your body. At Reflections Skin & Laser Center in Cartersville and Kennesaw, GA, we recommend you consider a mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A makeover is a customized therapy that allows you to restore the parts of your body most affected by childbirth. We offer different procedures to help lift, sculpt, and tone your body for results that look like – or improve upon – the old you. After, you’ll have a renewed sense of self, only better, because now you have little ones smiling at you every day.
How It Works
A makeover can include treatments that are both surgical and non-surgical. The goal is to give back the appearance you had pre-pregnancy so you feel more comfortable with your body. In this way, a makeover can boost your self-confidence and allow you to fully embrace the beauty of motherhood.
Each woman’s goals are different when it comes to post-pregnancy appearances. You may choose therapies that even your skin tone or eliminate weight in stubborn pockets, both caused by pregnancy. Additional concerns you may want to address include:
- Excess, sagging skin
- Stretch marks or other scars
- The appearance of veins
- Breast symmetry
- Breast augmentation
- Hormonal imbalances
- Stretched muscles
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Body contouring
What to Expect
Because pregnancy impacts many parts of the body, you’ll likely want to focus on several different treatment areas. We therefore recommend you plan on taking some time off from work to recover. You may require additional time if your job involves a lot of moving and/or lifting.
You’ll also want to refrain from most physical activities so your body can heal. If you have small children, arranging for short-term in-house care may be beneficial. The exact details of recovery will be described once we know the therapies you’ve decided to have.
Who Is This Right for?
Candidates should ideally be finished with their family planning. This is not a strict point of candidacy, but waiting until you’re done having children will provide you with the longest-lasting results possible.
Subsequent pregnancies can have the same effects on your body as previous ones. If you get pregnant again after therapy, you may need to start over in your mommy makeover process. We recommend you forego this inconvenience and schedule your consultation once your family planning goals are met.
The therapies we offer are not intended to alter your appearance, but to simply enhance your natural beauty. Having realistic expectations from your makeover will help you feel satisfied with your results. You will look and feel your best, but it’s important to remember all results vary. They largely depend upon your body and the therapies you choose to have.
Because cigarettes can impede blood flow throughout the body and prolong healing, we recommend you quit smoking at least several weeks prior to your therapy. This will help optimize your results and improve your overall health.
Multiple Therapies at Once
With a mommy makeover, you get multiple therapies in one package. This gives you a chance to target different areas in a much shorter period of time. It also means you’ll see overall benefits; opting to only reduce the appearance of stretch marks will yield one result. But combining this therapy with, for instance, a breast augmentation will enhance more parts of the body.
We like to call this a more dramatic effect, which allows you greater satisfaction. You won’t have to look in the mirror and think that although your stretch marks are improved, you still aren’t satisfied with your breasts.
Making Time for Treatment
Being a mom is no small job. We know you’re busy balancing work, life, and family. But into these responsibilities comes the need to make time for yourself, too. Without that, you won’t be able to fully appreciate the life you’re building.
We urge you to find time in your schedule for your mommy makeover. You’ll likely need to ask others for help, but that’s perfectly acceptable. The main goal is to rejuvenate your appearance so you feel more confident. This will filter down to your parenting skills, where you’ll feel more patient and relaxed with your children.