Feeling Like a Different Person After Pregnancy? A Mommy Makeover Could Be the Answer

Apr 16, 2024
Feeling Like a Different Person After Pregnancy? A Mommy Makeover Could Be the Answer
You can love being a mom but be dissatisfied with the lasting physical changes pregnancy causes. The mommy makeover is a popular option for good reason — it can help you feel more like yourself.

Having a baby alters your life and your body, too. One set of changes is probably wonderful, but the other may not be so pleasant. If you’re feeling unhappy with how you look post-pregnancy, a mommy makeover may be a good solution for you.

Dr. Stephen Chen and his staff help patients feel great about how they look because when you do, you live life to the fullest. If you’re unhappy with your appearance following pregnancy, we may be able to help you feel confident again with a mommy makeover.

Tailored to suit you

A mommy makeover isn’t always a single procedure — although it can be. Usually, though, it’s a set of procedures designed to address your specific needs. For example, you may have noticed that your skin is duller after your pregnancy, you may choose nonsurgical skin care or injectables. 

One of the most common options for a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck, which involves restoring the smooth, tight skin across your abdomen. If you have separated abdominal muscles, a tummy tuck can also involve repairing that damage. 

Many women also choose breast surgery as part of a mommy makeover, either a breast lift or breast augmentation, or both. Some women find that pregnancy can lead to either sagging, lost volume, or both. Breast surgery can correct those issues.

Depending on your goals, you may also want to make liposuction part of your mommy makeover. Pregnancy can lead to new, stubborn pockets of fat, but you don’t have to just live with it! 

Dr. Chen works with you to identify the procedures and services most likely to help you meet your goals. He develops a timeline and gives you a good idea of what to expect during recovery. 

The psychology of confidence

Many patients who choose to have a mommy makeover are women who have spent a great deal of time and effort to have a body they feel proud of. Careful nutrition, consistent exercise, and adequate sleep are all associated with good health and are difficult for busy women caring for children.

In such a situation, pregnancy and the changes it can cause may be a surprise. In some instances, even returning to the good habits you had before pregnancy doesn’t yield the same results, which can damage your confidence.

When your clothes don’t fit properly, or your efforts don’t yield the results you want or expect, it can have a distinct effect on your mental health. You may begin to doubt yourself or even avoid some situations that you wouldn’t have before.

In such cases, cosmetic surgery can make a profound difference in how you see yourself and how you interact with the world. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a review of research studies discovered that most patients are satisfied with the outcome of surgery and that “researchers have also found that individuals who undergo cosmetic procedures often report reduced feelings of anxiety and depression and an overall improvement in their quality of life.” 


Individual attention

You don’t have to decide what kinds of procedures are most appropriate for you. Dr. Chen and his staff are happy to answer your questions and provide guidance on what may be involved and the timing of your mommy makeover.

It’s important that you have completed your family and don’t plan on having more children. You should also be at a stable and healthy weight and be able to have help with childcare during your recovery.

If you’d like to learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chen.