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A Closer Look at Mommy Makeover

    Being a mom can be both challenging and rewarding. It often brings with it lasting physical results that can be quite depressing. The post-baby body is due to the flaccid abdominal muscles, the stubborn fats, and sagging loose skin. Pregnancy leaves most people with flattened breasts and fats that never respond well to exercise or diet. These may make one feel frustrated and even lower your self-esteem. You do not want this to be a permanent part of your life. Fortunately, you can change the situation with a mommy makeover in Pasadena.

    What is a mommy makeover?

    This term encompasses a wide range of customizable medical procedures to address the most common post-pregnancy concerns. After this procedure, your body contours are restored to help bring back your confidence. However, it lays squarely on what you want to be done during this makeover. The common options in a mommy makeover include tummy tuck, breast augmentation and lift, liposuction, and ThermiVa, also known as Labiaplasty. The following are qualities of an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover procedure.

    You delivered through a C-section

    Most women who deliver through a C-section leave them with a scar that is quite conspicuous. You may not like the appearance in a mirror. If you need to improve the scarring and tighten up the abdominal area, you need to consider undergoing a tummy tuck.

    You have fully healed after childbirth

    Childbirth is a taxing event to your body because it has to undergo physical changes as the baby grows and also depletes your body’s nutritional reserves. It also drains the body’s energy. It takes a long time for the body to return to normal. Some women take less time to regain their normal body shape, but for most women, they don’t get back to their normal pre-baby weight and look. If you find yourself being too far from the weight you are comfortably with, you might need surgery to help you get back to your pre-baby confidence.

    You have completed weaned your child

    The act of nursing your child, coupled with breastfeeding hormones, can change your body’s appearance. Therefore, there is a need to wait for at least six months after you have stopped breastfeeding the baby to undergo a mommy makeover.

    You are not planning to have more children

    Even after a successful mommy makeover, a pregnancy can reverse the results of the makeover. Therefore there is a need to wait until after you have made up your mind that you do not want to bear any more children.  

    You are mentally and physically ready for the surgery

    The ideal candidate for this procedure is not a smoker and should be in good overall health. During your consultation with a cosmetic plastic surgeon at the Sasaki Advanced Aesthetic Medical Center, your doctor will enquire about your medical history including previous severe medical conditions such as high blood pressure and diabetes, bleeding disorders, or heart disease.

    Consult your doctor to learn how a mommy makeover can help achieve your beauty goals.