Here’s something that many moms may not know before they have children: You can be a regular at the gym and avoid high-calorie foods, lose the weight gained while pregnant, and still not regain your pre-pregnancy body. That’s because exercise and diet can’t tighten loose abdominal skin or restore volume to deflated breasts. Women who want to recapture their pre-baby bodies—and their confidence—can turn to a Mommy Makeover at our Toronto practice.
Women considering a Mommy Makeover—which typically includes body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck and breast enhancement surgery—sometimes struggle with the idea of doing something so significant for themselves that requires the support of family and friends. Mothers are often more comfortable sacrificing for their families and not making their feelings a priority, and they may feel a sense of guilt about putting their needs first.
It also doesn’t help that some people suggest that a woman who chooses to get plastic surgery after having children is taking some sort of shortcut. One woman even posted on the RealSelf website asking if she was “selfish and lazy” for considering a Mommy Makeover. Not at all.
‘Look Good, Feel Good’
Self-esteem stems from feeling comfortable in your own skin. What that means varies from person to person, but how a mom feels about herself and her body is often linked to her happiness. Those feelings, in turn, can benefit her parenting and the relationships she has with her family. Being confident in your body is something that can actually improve your mood and, ultimately, make you a better parent.
Are You a Good Mommy Makeover Candidate?
Before answering this question, it’s important to understand that a Mommy Makeover combines major surgical procedures, such as a tummy tuck and liposuction. Breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a combination of both, are also typically part of a Mommy Makeover.
Before scheduling a consultation, you should understand that you will need a reliable support system to assist with household chores, running errands, and preparing meals. Mothers with young children need to arrange day care and realize that they won’t be able to lift a toddler during the initial phase of the recovery. Another factor to consider is the cost of the procedure—being in a comfortable financial situation will minimize your stress. Finally, if you’re planning to have another child, it’s best to postpone the procedure.
Worries about putting your needs ahead of a spouse or your children, on the other hand, shouldn’t influence your choice to have a Mommy Makeover. Neither should the idea that you should be happy with your appearance despite feeling self-conscious.
Setting Realistic Expectations
Recognizing why you want a Mommy Makeover is important. Most women want to feel comfortable wearing a bikini or stylish clothes. They also want to feel comfortable with their partners when they take off their clothes. Plastic surgery performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon with the experience and expertise to produce excellent results can achieve those goals. You can see for yourself the transformative results of tummy tuck surgery in our gallery of before-and-after photos.
If you’ve been considering a Mommy Makeover and live in Brampton, Markham, Burlington, or in the surrounding areas, contact us using the online form to request a consultation or call us at (905) 273-3045 or (416) 207-9090 to schedule an appointment.