We’ve all heard that schoolyard jingle sung either by ourselves, our friends, or our own children: first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage. But what it doesn’t point out are all the changes that a woman sees her body go through during the process and the uphill struggle to get her pre-baby body back. For women looking to renew their body and feel confident and sexy once again, Truman Medical Center Plastic Surgery and Dr. Carol Aylward offer the life-changing mommy makeover procedure.
Deciding to Undergo a Mommy Makeover
It’s not about changing who you are, but being the version of yourself that you deserve to be. No woman should feel that having children and a family of her own needs to come at the cost of being happy with her body. Why not have both?
In the early stages of motherhood, there’s the breastfeeding, diaper changing, and always on alert care for your baby. Even as your son or daughter grows older, taking care of them is always a full-time job, making it difficult to find enough time to go to the gym as often as you would like. However, what can be even more discouraging is when you are able to make time for a morning jog or afternoon cardio session and eat healthy, but the results just aren’t coming in. For many women who have had children—especially those who have had more than one—there are several issues that persist despite their attempts in the gym and the kitchen. This is not a matter of a lack of effort, but instead is the result of the dramatic, hard-to-undo physical changes the body undergoes during pregnancy.
By making healthy lifestyle changes, you will likely lose some of the baby fat and may even be able to tone certain areas of your body. Still, other issues such as loose skin, outstretched muscles, or sagging and deflated breasts will not go back to normal on their own. These issues can take a toll on your self-confidence, pushing you away from the clothes you want to wear and possibly even having a negative impact on how you feel when being intimate with your partner. The goal of Dr. Aylward and the team at Truman Medical Center Plastic Surgery is to have you feeling renewed and as confident as you did with your body before having children—if not more.
Your Mommy Makeover
Many women see having a female plastic surgeon as a benefit when considering their surgical procedures, especially with something as personal and unique to them as a mommy makeover. Dr. Aylward has been through many of the same situations as her female patients, allowing her a deeper, more understanding insight to not only their goals, but their concerns as well.
You will work with your team of Kansas City plastic surgeons to develop a treatment plan completely unique to you. A mommy makeover will often consist of a combination of various breast enhancement and body contouring procedures including:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Tummy tuck
Not all women will require the same combination of these procedures. For example, if you were able to flatten your tummy again with diet and exercise, but your breasts are stuck sagging or deflated due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, we will design your mommy makeover more centered on breast enhancement. A breast lift can be used to reposition your breasts for a more youthful perkiness, while implants can help to restore lost volume. On the other hand, if you need some help losing some flab or excess abdominal skin, a tummy tuck will help get the job done while liposuction can also be used to rid any excess fat. These breast and body procedures can work well together to give your body an overall rejuvenation.
Mommy Makeover Recovery
Recovery is one of the biggest concerns women have when coming to Dr. Aylward and the Truman team about their mommy makeover in Kansas City. With an always busy to-do list, mothers want to take as little time off from their routines as possible. Each woman will recover differently based on the procedures used for her mommy makeover, but it is important to rest up so your body is able to heal properly. Remember, it is okay to do something for yourself once in a while and your family will be more than happy to help out throughout your entire journey!
It may take anywhere from a couple weeks to a couple months before you are feeling well enough to resume normal activities. Just take it easy and don’t push yourself too hard. As your body continues to heal, bruises, swelling and incision lines will all begin to fade, but your new body will be very noticeable.
We are always thrilled to hear of the success stories of our mommy makeover Kansas City patients. Seeing their bodies in the mirror looking the way it did before children is often an incredibly emotional and rewarding moment. You may be the loving mother of four beautiful children, but nobody will be able to guess it just by looking at your body.
Mommy Makeover in Kansas City
If you have been wanting to get back your pre-baby body and feel great about the way you look again, we invite you to give us a call to discuss your mommy makeover options. This consultation is designed to answer any questions you may have, so you feel more comfortable making a decision about your body. Be the strong, loving mother you are with the body you deserve. Call Dr. Carol Ann Aylward and the team at Truman Medical Center Plastic Surgery to schedule your mommy makeover consultation today.