Pregnancy is an unpredictable journey that changes your life forever. Some women breeze through pregnancies with nothing more than a few waves of nausea, while others experience severe morning sickness, back pain, and a host of other physical problems. Still, the reward after nine long months is a beautiful, new life to love and cherish.
Once your precious baby has arrived, however, you notice the physical after-effects your body endured while you were growing a new human being — and you might not bounce back as quickly as you’d like. We understand your frustration, which is why our talented, board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Robert Brueck, offers mommy makeovers at Beauty by Brueck, with locations in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, and Punta Gorda, Florida.
If you’re unhappy with your body after pregnancy, a combination of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures can help you regain your shape and your self-confidence. Take a few minutes to learn more about mommy makeovers and find out how you can benefit.
Common physical changes of pregnancy
If you’ve already been through a pregnancy or two, you know that many of your physical features can change shape. Rapid weight gain, sagging breasts, and stretched skin around your midsection are just a few of the side effects you may be dealing with after giving birth.
And even if you work out and eat a healthy diet, all of those target-toning exercises still might not get rid of your love handles or tighten up your newly formed muffin top. As for your breasts, it’s not like you can even do exercises to help them return to their original location, which was probably much higher up on your chest.
How a mommy makeover can help
At Beauty by Brueck, a mommy makeover entails a customized set of plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures that restore your body to its prebaby condition. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Brueck may recommend:
Breast augmentation can increase the size of your breasts, change their shape, and reposition them after pregnancy and nursing. This procedure may include breast implants or fat grafting to add volume to your breasts.
A breast lift removes excess skin from sagging breasts so you have firmer tissue and a more natural, full shape. A breast lift may also include repositioning your nipples and areolas to enhance the overall effect.
After pregnancy, you may be left with excess skin on your belly, especially if you carried a large baby or twins. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fatty tissue and restores weak and separated abdominal muscles. The result is a flatter, firmer, more toned abdomen.
Dr. Brueck may recommend liposuction in conjunction with your tummy tuck, or it can be a stand-alone procedure to permanently remove fat cells from your waistline, hips, buttocks, and thighs.
During your mommy makeover consultation, you discuss your concerns with Dr. Brueck and he makes recommendations as to which combination of procedures can help you achieve your goals. If you just want to tone a few areas, like your abs and love handles, and you don’t want to undergo surgery, noninvasive WarmSculpting™ with SculpSure® body contouring may be another option.
Get your body and your confidence back
Getting your prebaby body back is as much about feeling confident in your own skin as it is about restoring the physical aspects of your post-pregnancy shape.
When you feel good about yourself, it can greatly influence the way you go about your life and the activities you choose to participate in. That may mean getting back to the beach, playing tennis, or revisiting your golf game. Maybe even updating your oceanside family portrait, now that you have a new addition to your family — your mommy makeover can help you feel more confident in front of the camera.
Call the Beauty by Brueck location closest to you, or book a consultation online today to learn more about a customized mommy makeover.