While the benefits will always outweigh the costs, pregnancy often has a way of leaving its distinguishable mark on new mothers in the form of loose, sagging breasts, exercise-resistant stomach pooches, and weakened abdominal muscles. When this happens, Mommy Makeover surgery is a reliable response to those woes. Mommy Makeover surgery typically combines breast augmentation (with or without a breast lift), tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction into one procedure, aimed at returning your body to its pre-pregnancy physique. These procedures are designed to provide you with desirable, long-lasting results—with a caveat that you maintain them. Long lasting doesn’t mean that additional changes and complications cannot arise. Once you leave the hands of your surgeon, maintaining your results are up to you. The good news is that keeping up your new body may be easier than you would imagine.
MAINTAIN A STABLE WEIGHT
Additional weight gain is one of the most common reasons for the changes in your cosmetic surgery results. While the pockets of fat removed through liposuction or tummy tuck surgery are permanently eliminated, additional weight gain is still very much possible. Following a healthy diet and consistent exercise regime is good advice for anyone—it will keep your figure looking the way you desire while giving you the added bonus of good health.
WAIT UNTIL AFTER HAVING ALL CHILDREN
Although it’s tempting to undergo surgery as soon as you notice the effects that pregnancy has left on you, it is commonly recommended that you wait to undergo your Mommy Makeover until after you have finished having the number of children you desire. While this surgery will not affect your ability to have children, additional pregnancies may undo your results—much in the way it changed your body the first time. The decision on when to have your Mommy Makeover is solely up to you. Touch-up procedures and surgeries are always possible, but it is ultimately up to you to weigh the pros and cons.
By this time, it’s relatively well-known that smoking comes with a laundry list of problems. While refraining from smoking is vital both before and immediately after your surgery to reduce the chances of complications and to aid in the recovery process, keeping the habit away will also help you in the long run. Smoking affects all parts of your body, even the areas included in your surgery.
While keeping the above in mind, maintaining your Mommy Makeover results doesn’t require much more. There is no special routine to remember or diet you need to follow. This procedure will not stop or hinder you from doing anything. If you were happy with your physique before your pregnancy, simply continue to eat and exercise now as you did then. If you do, you will be able to enjoy the benefits of your Mommy Makeover for years to come.