New Year, New You with a Mommy Makeover

If you’re a new mom, you’ve probably heard the term “mommy makeover.” You may have even Googled it to get a sense of what’s possible. The fact of the matter is that more and more moms are choosing to get mommy makeovers to reverse some of the effects that giving birth and breastfeeding can have on their body.

After having a baby, your body will never be exactly the same – that’s just part of the process of becoming a mom (and growing older). That said, if you’re uncomfortable with your post-baby body, you can take steps to reclaim it.

“Mommy makeover surgery” isn’t a technical term. Most women who want a mommy makeover in Chicago usually mean that they want to restore their waistline and enhance their breasts. No two mommy makeovers are the same. That’s why it’s important to consult a Board Certified plastic surgeon to figure out a course of action that you’re comfortable with and that will leave you with the results you want.

Dr. Niki Christopoulos is a Chicago Board Certified plastic surgeon who has tailored countless mommy makeover procedures for her patients. According to Dr. Christopoulos, a mommy makeover can include one or all of the following procedures:

  • A breast lift – to restore the shape and firmness of the breasts after pregnancy and/or breast feeding.
  • A breast augmentation – to replace lost breast volume.
  • A tummy tuck – to remove excess skin that won’t go away on its own after giving birth.
  • Liposuction – to do away with stubborn fat that is getting harder and harder to burn with diet and exercise alone.
  • Stretch mark elimination – to minimize those dark scars on your abdomen that can be quite unsightly.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, it’s important to remember that you should wait until it is safe to do so. Wait until you have finished breast feeding, and then give yourself at least a few more months to ensure that your body has finished changing. If you’re planning on having more kids, the time for your mommy makeover is after you’ve had your last child.

Dr. Christopoulos says that mommy makeovers are one of her favorite procedures to perform as it not only gives women back their bodies, but also empowers them and makes them feel more confident with how they look. If you’d like to speak with Dr. Christopoulos about mommy makeover surgery, contact her office today to arrange a private consultation. This New Year there really can be a new you!