I am often asked to host guest posts
Some I post for money
I am sorry about that
But we do all need money
Some I post because I agree with the content
Because I like the company / charity / people the post is about
Today I am publishing a post
That is probably quite controversial
A post that is interesting to me
Because I would genuinely like to know
If cosmetic surgery is something that goes through people’s minds
When they have had a baby
Not long after having Esther and William
I knew another mummy of twins
Who said that she would consider a tummy tuck
After her last baby or babies
And that it could be done as part of or straight after a c-section
I did not ever give it much thought
Cosmetic surgery of any kind is not for me
Though I would very much like to be able to afford straight teeth
With all the pressure on mums
To ‘ping back’ post birth
Are people really considering surgery?
I have not even heard of half of these procedures
I would really really love to know what you think
Is this something that you have thought about?
Would you consider it?
Should it be possible?
Pregnancy can change every part of a woman’s body, from her skin color to her shoe size. A woman may see changes like sagging breasts, stretch marks, swollen legs and varicose veins, vaginal pain and discharge, back ache and incontinence. Due to these reasons, some women have a “mommy makeover” to help restore their bodies to a pre-pregnancy state. This can include five of the cosmetic surgery procedures listed below, some of which can be performed in one operation.
A butt lift is buttock augmentation using fat harvested from the patient’s own body usually taken from the abdomen or thighs. It can make flat, sagging, or asymmetrical buttocks look more round and/or prominent.
Also, tightening the skin above the upper part of the buttocks will lift them higher.
Rounder, fuller, higher buttocks can be also achieved with silicone injections, although this is not usually recommended.
Body Contouring Through Liposuction
Liposuction can be used to resize and reshape your body and will often be done with a tummy tuck to shape the abdomen more. This is very good for removing pockets of fat which don’t go away naturally through normal weight loss practices.
Liposuction reduces the total number of fat cells and is very effective for improving your figure flaws and contours.
It can also be performed on nearly any part of your body with too much fat, including the thighs or buttocks.
Breast Lifts or Augmentation
Breast lifts are different than breast augmentations, but both may be part of a “mommy makeover” and may be done at the same time as other post-pregnancy procedures.
A breast lift involves removing excess skin to smooth, reshape, and lift the breasts, and may include shifting the nipple and areola for a more natural look.
A breast augmentation involves inserting an implant behind the skin and tissue of a breast to reshape and enlarge it. A breast implant is basically a soft silicone envelope with any one of various fillers. There is an endless variety of implant designs, shapes, sizes and textures.
Tummy tucks remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen.
If your fat pouch is below the navel, a less complex procedure called a mini- tummy tuck or partial abdominoplasty may be done.
Since the hormonal levels of women after pregnancy are higher than normal, it’s best to wait about six months after childbirth before having a tummy tuck done. This is because hormones produced after childbirth and while breastfeeding contribute to skin elasticity, and time will let the skin go back to normal.
If you’re planning future pregnancies, it may be wise to wait as vertical muscles in the abdomen are fused during surgery and often separate again during pregnancy.
Vaginal rejuvenation is more popular than you might think. It can take the form of vaginoplasty (vaginal rejuvenation and tightening) and labiaplasty (labia reduction and enhancement).
After childbirth, this can help return the vagina to its previous state. Labiaplasty can also make clothing more comfortable and lessen irritation during physical activities.
Talk to Your Doctor
A “mommy makeover” isn’t a definite set of procedures. You can choose to have one or several. Usually, this will be possible six months after giving birth. It’s usually recommended to wait for a full year after you finish breastfeeding to have surgery for your breasts.
Of course, the best way to get answers is by asking a cosmetic surgeon. You should feel comfortable discussing the parts of your body you’d like to improve in a safe, nonjudgmental environment.
Most doctors will give you a multiple procedure discount and you get it all over quickly. Although the recovery might be twice as painful after having a lot of surgery at once it’ll take half as long as having surgery done separately.
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