You’ve just been through 9 months of pregnancy and gave birth to a happy, healthy child. It was beautiful, sometimes rough, but in the end, all worth it.
It’s true – pregnancy can take a toll on our bodies. Doctors recommend pregnant women gain anywhere from 15 to 40 pounds, depending on their pre-pregnancy weight. Along with weight gain, pregnant women experience changes that affect their stomach, legs, breasts, and more.
After nine months (or more, if you’re nursing), you’re probably longing to get your pre-baby body back. For most women, it takes anywhere from 3 months up to a year to shed the pregnancy weight. However, for some moms, it can take much longer.
The more weight you gain during pregnancy, the longer it will take to get back to your pre-baby body weight. So how do you get your pre-pregnancy body back sooner?
Eat Right – Don’t drink your calories and try to stick with water. Eat healthy, balanced meals and try to keep protein in each meal. Sites like ChoosemyPlate.gov can help you track your eating habits and keep them in check. Avoid fad diets, which don’t really promote long-term weight loss. Especially if you’re breastfeeding, crash diets can be dangerous and deprive your baby of important nutrients and calories.
Exercise – After pregnancy, it’s important to start getting back into a routing. Stay active. Get back into a workout routine to start shedding those extra pounds. Don’t worry – you don’t have to be working out at the same level you were before you got pregnant. Start slow and work back up to where you were.
Unfortunately, sometimes diet and exercise aren’t enough. That’s where the Mommy Makeover comes in.
Get a Mommy Makeover – A mommy makeover is a minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that can help you get your body back after giving birth. You can find these services at many plastic surgery offices. The mommy makeover addresses a woman’s post-pregnancy body issues in one go. It’s an easy, minimally invasive process that takes care of all your body concerns in a single-session surgery. Mommy makeovers typically include:
- Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift
- Tummy Tuck
- Fat Removal with Liposuction
Mommy Makeovers can solve issues that typical diet and exercise cannot. For example, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery talked about a woman who had a C-section and permanent severing of her abdominal muscles. No amount of exercise or dieting would be able to bring her stomach muscles back to their original firmness. To repair her abs, she got a Mommy Makeover and felt as good as new. Sometimes crunches and dieting just won’t cut it, but the Mommy Makeover can help.
Dr. Shlomo Widder explains the amazing transformations he sees in his patients after a Mommy Makeover:
“The patients I’ve been able to serve with a post-pregnancy makeover have been very pleased. Having a baby is a life-altering experience. I am able to give them more self-confidence and self-esteem while they get used to welcoming a new member to the family and all that entails. It is very fulfilling for me. It is nice to see the women feeling life enjoyment again.
The Mommy Makeover package offers the opportunity to trim up loose skin and tighten the muscles around the belly at the same time. I customize each Mommy Makeover for my clients. Some prefer a breast lift instead of breast augmentation, and that’s fine. My goal is to give each woman the look she desires.”
Ready to get your pre-pregnancy body back? Try a Mommy Makeover and see the incredible results for yourself.