You’re thrilled to be a new mom – but you’re not exactly thrilled with your new shape. While you wouldn’t trade your bundle of joy for anything in the world, your body feels like it’s gone through war. In fact, there are some days where you hardly even recognize yourself when you look in the mirror.
While diet and exercise can be a good start to getting your pre-baby body back, the truth is that it can only do so much. Some changes are incredibly profound and impact core muscles and other tissue within your body. As a result, manual changes may be required to help you contour your body shape.
That’s where the Mommy Makeover comes into play!
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty specializes in Mommy Makeovers at his two practices in downtown Boston and Brookline, MA. The Mommy Makeover provides a little extra help in getting that pre-baby body back by addressing both breast and abdominal concerns. Pregnancy can significantly impact these parts of the body, which is why the Mommy Makeover often includes tummy tuck and breast augmentation procedures.
Muscles of the abdomen become separated over the course of the pregnancy, meaning even the most rigorous exercise may not address the belly pooch. Dr. Doherty uses the abdominoplasty procedure to correct and repair these abdominal muscles, as well as perform liposuction to highlight the flatter stomach.
Breasts that have become deflated with weight changes, hormones, and breastfeeding often benefit from a breast lift and augmentation. During this procedure, Dr. Doherty lifts and enhances the size of the bust for a more natural and youthful appearance.
The Mommy Makeover is ideal for candidates who are already close to their ideal weight. This procedure requires general anesthesia, as well as a possible overnight stay and two weeks of recovery (no lifting, no exercising, etc.). All mothers should be done with their pregnancies and breastfeeding for at least three months.
For more information about the Mommy Makeover, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Doherty. Dr. Doherty operates at his two practices in downtown Boston and Brookline, MA. Call (617) 450-0070 to learn more.