Without question, childbirth is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman will ever have. However, for some women, the physical effects of pregnancy and childbirth can be unflattering and many times are permanent. Unfortunately, some areas of the body just don’t bounce back entirely. Typically, the appearance of the abdomen and the breasts are most affected, and can often have a negative impact on your self-esteem.
For many women, being a mother means putting the needs of your family ahead of your own. But taking care of others shouldn’t prevent you from taking care of yourself as well. Today, more and more women are turning to the surgeons of Davis & Pyle Plastic Surgery in Raleigh, NC for “Mommy Makeover” cosmetic surgery to regain their pre-pregnancy figure and to boost their self-confidence.
Please Request a Consultation to learn more about what a Mommy Makeover can do for your body.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover can consist of one or several procedures to address the physical changes made by bringing another life into the world. Women who are unhappy with the sagging or deflated looking appearance of their breasts can benefit from breast enhancement procedures such as:
Women who struggle with excess, stretched skin, weakened or protruding abdominal muscles, or extra deposits of fat can benefit from body contouring procedures:
While body procedures are the most popular choices in a Mommy Makeover, many women have concerns about the appearance of their face and overall skin tone as well. Without a doubt, hormone and weight fluctuations during and after pregnancy can take their toll on your skin. Our skincare experts understand your concerns, and can help you look and feel your best from head to toe with many non-surgical treatments from our med spa. For discoloration or melasma (mask of pregnancy) we may recommend:
For rescue from wrinkles or lost facial volume, we may suggest:
“Nursing took its toll on my breasts and 4 pregnancies wreaked havoc on my abdomen. Even after losing all the baby weight, I didn’t have a body that looked anything like my own. The hardest part about seeing what had happened to my body was that all the exercise and healthy food in the world couldn’t help me regain anything close to my pre-pregnancy shape.”*
*Your results may vary.
The Best Candidates
Women who have had children, and who are not planning any future pregnancies, are usually good candidates for Mommy Makeovers. If you have any major weight loss planned, it’s best to have already reached your target weight in advance of your procedure. It’s also important to maintain realistic expectations about what your procedure can accomplish, though you’ll likely be amazed at the transformations that our doctors and skincare experts can help you achieve.
What to Expect
With so many exciting options, naturally you will have many questions. This is why a consultation with Dr. Davis, Dr. Pyle, or Dr. Wood is so important. Together, you’ll discuss your appearance goals, and work out a strategy for achieving those goals. Our surgeons have helped thousands of women to restore their pre-pregnancy figures, and they understand that everyone’s needs are unique. Dr. Davis, Dr. Pyle, and Dr. Wood are known for putting their patients at ease and will give you all the time you need to answer all of your questions.
After Your Procedure
The healing process after a Mommy Makeover varies between patients and is affected by the type and number of procedures you select. Less invasive procedures such as liposuction are often performed as outpatient surgery and typically carry very little downtime. More extensive surgeries like a tummy tuck usually take a week or two to return to daily activities, returning to exercise and other vigorous activities after a few more weeks. Non-surgical treatments like cosmetic injectables, laser rejuvenation, and CoolSculpting® carry no downtime and can be the perfect “pick-me-up” either before or after surgical procedures.
The New You
We hope that the slimmer, firmer, younger-looking profile of your pre-pregnancy days has returned, and maybe even better than ever before! You just might wonder why you waited. You deserve to feel confident, and that’s precisely what we want for you!
Dr. Davis, Dr. Pyle, and Dr. Wood have helped women from Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina enjoy a positive, rewarding and comfortable cosmetic surgery experience. If you’re ready to see the difference that our team can make in your life, please Request a Consultation today or call 919-785-1220.