A mommy makeover refers to a series of cosmetic procedures women often decide to get after having children, in order to improve their appearance, help counteract some of the physical effects of giving birth, and gain confidence. A mommy makeover can be tailored to each individual woman, meaning yours can include (or not include) whatever procedures you'd like. Here are a few common procedures to consider including in your mommy makeover:
Laser Vaginal Tightening
A common complaint among women who've given birth is that they're less tight vaginally than they used to be. While a surgical tightening called vaginoplasty is one option, if you only need minor tightening, a laser procedure may be a better fit.
A laser vaginal tightening procedure uses infrared light to tighten the muscles and tissue of your vaginal canal. The result is a tighter vagina, which can lead to more satisfying sex for both you and your partner and can also help ease any minor incontinence issues you've experienced since childbirth.
A tummy tuck is another popular procedure during a mommy makeover. This procedure helps to eliminate loose skin on your abdomen, resulting in a tauter and more toned physique. This is especially appealing to many women who've had children since the drastic weight gain and weight loss associated with pregnancy can lead to excess skin and fat in the abdomen.
A tummy tuck is not meant to be a substitute for weight loss, and instead works best if you have already gotten to your ideal weight but simply want a more toned and streamlined stomach.
Many women find that their breasts are much less perky after giving birth and especially after breastfeeding. A breast lift helps lift your breast tissue, restoring their former perkiness and eliminating sagginess.
Keep in mind that a breast lift is not a breast augmentation, so it will not make your breasts larger. If you would also like larger breasts, you can consult with your surgeon about the best breast procedure for you. Many women find that a breast lift gives them renewed confidence even without adding to their cup size.
Whichever cosmetic procedures you decide to include in your mommy makeover, the key is to focus on those that will truly give you your confidence back. Start with a consultation with a trusted cosmetic surgeon to have a chance to ask all of your questions and determine which procedures are the right fit.