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Childbirth is the most beautiful thing in the world. Ask a woman how she felt during her pregnancy and while giving birth, and you will surely see her become at least a wee bit emotional or sensitive. 

After giving birth, as the pregnancy comes to a close, women are often left with altered body figures. The changes that a woman experiences in her body after giving birth are usually not pleasant for the mother herself. While some females don’t mind staying the same way, others get psychologically impacted by the saggy breasts and loose tummy they are left with. As an attractive body-image is directly related to healthy self-esteem, it is natural for a woman to feel the need to get back to her earlier shape and size.

Even with proper diet and regular exercise, it is difficult to get back to most women’s pre-pregnancy shape. When patience is not an option, and you know that your family is complete, going for a mommy makeover surgery is easier to get your body back in shape.

A mommy makeover is a catch-all phrase for grouping together various cosmetic and plastic surgeries, helping the body get back to being lean. Some common surgeries involved in a mommy makeover include – breast enhancement, tummy tuck, liposuction, buttock augmentation, and vaginal rejuvenation. All these procedures are performed by expert surgeons and are performed as a single-stage procedure. 

There is an appropriate time for going for plastic surgery, and mommy makeover is no different. After delivering a baby, a mother’s body needs rest for a few months to recover from childbirth’s strenuous activity. Only after that can her body afford an intense transformation that comes with a mommy makeover. Like anything else, it helps to have realistic expectations from the whole procedure as it results in happier patients and rewarding experiences. 

Choosing to go for all the included surgeries in one go or spread them out over a while is entirely up to the patient. Likewise, the recovery period varies depending upon whether the surgery is done all at once or in multiple sessions. 

A few essential pre-requisites for a mommy makeover are – a healthy diet and no case of prior complications, non-smoker, or having quit smoking at least a month before the surgery and are done having children. 

Read more about what makes the right candidate for a mommy makeover.

After the mommy makeover is done, it will take 4 to 6 weeks or even a few months to recover completely. As the stitches are fresh, and the body is unstable, the patient cannot lift heavy weights under any condition. Hiring child care or having someone to take care of your children is highly recommended, as you are not going to be able to move around a lot.

If you are situated in or nearby Camarillo, call our experts at Pacifica Center for Plastic Surgery as they are world-renowned for delivering precise results and happy customers.

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Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

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Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”