Pregnancy and delivery can alter your body in irreversible ways, so it is no wonder that “mommy makeovers” have become more popular. According to USA TODAY, 62 percent of mothers claim they would get a mommy makeover if cost was not an issue.

Women can customize a mommy makeover to meet their particular needs and beauty goals, but in general, the procedure includes a combination of labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, abdominoplasty, and breast augmentation. A few of these procedures may be designed for women who have given birth vaginally, but those who have had C-sections can also be viable candidates for mommy makeovers.

If you would like to regain the tight, toned body you had pre-pregnancy and you’re considering getting a mommy makeover in Palm Harbor, turn to Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery. Dr. C. Randall Harrell, M.D. is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and he can help you feel like your pre-C-section self again. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule your free surgical consultation.

Can I Get a Mommy Makeover after Having a C-Section?

Throughout pregnancy, the skin and muscles lining the abdomen stretch in order to make room for your baby. After you give birth, this can result in a loose, flabby stomach that no amount of dieting or exercise will tone.

If you had a C-section during delivery, you may also notice that in addition to sagging, loose skin around the abdominal area, there is a stubborn pocket of fat that protrudes from your pelvic area.

A mommy makeover that includes a tummy tuck can effectively eliminate this pooch and restore the flat, toned stomach you had before giving birth. Regardless of whether you had a C-section or delivered vaginally, the combination of procedures you choose can restore your body and your confidence.

Who Is a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

Most women who are of a healthy weight and have no underlying health conditions are good candidates for the various procedures that make up a mommy makeover. You can schedule a surgical consultation to determine if you can proceed with the surgeries.

As with any surgical procedure, there are steps you can take before undergoing a mommy makeover to reduce the risk of complications. There are also steps you can take afterward to improve the end result. For example, WebMD reminds women that they should get at least 30 minutes of exercise per day if they want to maintain the surgery’s results. They should also consume a balanced diet, limit alcohol consumption, and avoid smoking.

If you want to learn more about the different procedures that make up a mommy makeover, turn to Dr. Harrell at Fountain of Youth Plastic Surgery. Dr. C. Randall Harrell, M.D. has helped thousands of patients achieve their ultimate beauty goals postpartum, and he can help you, too. Call 800-781-0818 to schedule your free consultation with a tummy tuck surgeon in Palm Harbor.