Moms, we know you work hard. You take care of your kids, your home, your career and everything in between. It can be hard to carve out time for yourself in the midst of all your other priorities. You try your best to take care of yourself and your body, and it seems like all that running around should burn tons of calories and body fat — but, unfortunately, it doesn’t always work that way.
Even moms who are vigilant about diet and exercise find themselves unable to combat all the little things that becoming a mom physically created. You know the ones — saggy skin, added baby weight, stretch marks (just to name a few).
You may feel great — and you should, because being a mom, though hard work, is definitely worth it — but you might wish you looked a little better, a little more like you feel. If all of this sounds familiar, it might be time for a Mommy Makeover.
Diet and exercise are always the first and best options when it comes to losing weight and getting a healthier body. But it’s not always enough to get the results you want, especially if what you want is to get closer to the pre-baby, pre-pregnancy body that you remember. At the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas, San Antonio, we have an option that can help — the Mommy Makeover.
A Mommy Makeover is a nickname for a multi-part cosmetic procedure to help turn back time a little (or a lot). You may choose just one procedure — a tummy tuck or a breast augmentation — or maybe you want the whole package to get everything lifted, nipped, tucked, and tightened. Well, you’re not alone! Mommy Makeovers are becoming more and more popular, as these figures from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons illustrate:
- Tummy Tucks: up 85% since 2000
- Breast Lifts: up 70% since 2000
- Breast Augmentation: up 39% since 2000
Other potential procedures in a Mommy Makeover include liposuction or liposculpting, dermal fillers, butt lift, and breast reduction with or without accompanying lift. It’s completely customizable to what you want for your body.
A Mommy Makeover isn’t for everyone, of course, and there are some important considerations to take into account before making your decision. You should be in good overall health. You should be realistic about recovery time, especially if you’re considering multiple procedures — your body will need time to heal properly, and that can make it hard to chase after those adorable kids. You may need to be in our surgery center for longer than you anticipated, and some surgeries may even require an overnight in a hospital. All of these things must be considered before you book your procedure(s).
A Mommy Makeover can be a lot to think about, and you almost certainly have a lot of questions. It’s important to consult with a qualified professional to find how to get the results you want. Whether you want to just treat a few stretch marks or go for the total package, our professional plastic surgeons and staff can help you determine the best plan and procedures for you.
At our office in San Antonio, we are here to help. When you call or come in, we will be happy to explain our Mommy Makeover options, including details about all the procedures that comprise it. We can also answer all your questions about other plastic and cosmetic options so you can make the most informed decision. Call today to schedule an appointment.