Our bodies go through incredible changes when carrying a baby and giving birth. It’s exciting watching your body go through this miraculous change, giving life to an amazing new little person. However, this same exciting process of growth and change can take a real toll on physical and mental health over time. While it’s unrealistic to expect to bounce back into your size 6 jeans after only a few weeks, many moms find it exceedingly difficult to get back into fighting shape even after months or years have passed.
Perhaps this is one reason why the “mommy makeover” has become such a big trend in recent years. An increasing number of moms are turning to cosmetic surgery to regain their figures when diet and exercise just isn’t enough. So what are they asking for? Here are five of the most popular procedures.
1. Breast implants
One of the most noticeable areas where a woman’s body can change during this time is in her breasts. Breasts may lose volume, sag, or seem different in shape. As a result, breast augmentation is a commonly requested procedure after giving birth, with the choice of saline or silicone implants to restore the bosom.
2. Breast lift
For those who find the idea of implants a bit over the top, a breast lift is a more natural option. This lifts the breast tissue to move them to a more youthful position, size, and shape. However it’s important to be aware that a breast lift is only a temporary fix – gravity will still take its toll over time!
Pregnancy and childbirth can have lasting a lasting impact in many surprising areas! Your feet may be a size larger, your hips may be wider, and even your ribcage may seem like it’s a different size entirely. Our faces may change slightly as well, with certain body parts seeming larger or wider than before. This is why many women ask for a nose job or rhinoplasty. For example rhinoplasty performed by Dr Jeremy Hunt from Sydney is often requested by new mothers in Australia, as a way to balance their facial features or as part of a larger mommy makeover package.
4. Tummy tuck
Another perhaps unsurprisingly popular option for moms is an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. This procedure involves removing excess skin from the abdominal area, before tightening the abdominal wall and repositioning your belly button. The end result is a flatter, firmer stomach, but recovery can take several weeks.
Finally, many moms find it hard to shift stubborn pockets of belly fat after giving birth. In this case, liposuction or body contouring is a way to physically remove this fat. Fat may be melted first before removal with ultrasound or laser technology.
Have you been dieting and exercising without seeing any results? Would you ever consider getting cosmetic enhancement after childbirth? If you’re considering any of these procedures, it’s important to speak to your GP first for advice and do your research carefully first.