Cure Post Baby Blues with a Mommy Makeover
This article is part of a weekly Q & A blog series by Steven J. Rottman, MD, a Baltimore Top Doc, and double board certified plastic surgeon. This is published in syndication on Mink + Rich, Baltimore’s premier destination for wellness and beauty. This article is about post baby body and how a Mommy Makeover can assist.
Dear Dr. Baltimore,
Since having kids, I haven’t felt comfortable in my skin. I work out as much as possible and eat pretty well, yet I still can’t seem to get back my post-baby body. I have heard playground whispers about women having Mommy Makeover procedures and am curious as to what this entails.
Maybe a Mommy Makeover Mom
Dear Maybe a Mommy Makeover Mom,
Most women struggle with body image issues post-pregnancy and the truth is that the miracle that is childbirth, wreaks havoc on a woman’s body. Throw in breast feeding and multiple pregnancies or multiple births and you would be hard pressed to ﬁnd any mom looking and feeling at her physical best.
By the time most woman are done having children and breast feeding they often struggle to return to their post baby body. Frustration is common place even among the seemingly ﬁt moms who, no matter how hard they workout, no matter how healthy they try and eat, they too, still cannot seem to achieve the results they so desire. The hard truth is that after childbirth, diet and exercise alone are often just not enough.
That’s where the term “Mommy Makeover” comes into play. Because every woman’s body is diﬀerent, a true Mommy Makeover has no speciﬁc deﬁnition. Usually it involves plastic surgery repair of either the breast and or abdominal area. Tailored to the speciﬁc concerns of each individual, a Mommy Makeover procedure varies on a case by case basis.
For some women, a breast lift may be all that is necessary to address her concerns, while others may require one of the other Breast augmentation alternatives. Most women will benefit from some type of body contouring of the abdominal region, such as a Tummy Tuck procedure or liposuction. Sometimes, minor procedures can dramatically change a woman’s physical appearance and self-conﬁdence. During your complimentary consultation, we will discuss options best suited to your desired results and lifestyle.
While insurance companies most likely will not cover any of these procedures, we are happy to submit to your insurance if your case warrants it. We also offer special medical ﬁnancing through Care Credit and are happy to help you apply.
I hope this answers most of your questions regarding the Mommy Makeover question. Please call my oﬃce at 410-297-0831 to set up a complementary Mommy Makeover consultation, if you want to discuss your speciﬁc situation in more detail. I look forward to hearing from you and any other women out there struggling with post-baby-body blues.
Dr. Steven J Rottman, MD (Dr. Baltimore) is a Double Board Certified, Georgetown University trained and Award Winning, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon with two office locations in the Baltimore Area.
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