Pregnancy can take a toll on the body, which is why many women choose to undergo a mommy makeover after they are finished having children. This multi-procedure surgery restores the youthful body contours that you enjoyed before giving birth. While many women enjoy the results of a mommy makeover long-term, there are certain factors that can alter results, such as pregnancy and weight gain. Read on for some tips on how to maintain your mommy makeover results so you can feel confident for years to come.
Women should be finished having children before a mommy makeover. While your surgeon should discuss this topic with you before you undergo a mommy makeover, we understand that surprises happen. In the case that a pregnancy does occur after a mommy makeover, your results will be altered. If you plan on undergoing further procedures in the future, be sure to express this to your plastic surgeon and schedule a time to discuss your future surgical options.
Weight gain can alter your mommy makeover results, so keeping your body strong and healthy is very important to maintain outcomes. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, healthy adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity, or 75 minutes of vigorous activity a week. Strength training should also be done two times a week.
To further maintain results, be sure to eat a healthy diet and make smart eating decisions. Eating primarily whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean meats and fiber can keep you feeling full and healthy. Also, practicing portion control will help you to not overeat when hunger strikes.
If you are interested in a mommy makeover, or have undergone a mommy makeover and are interested in more tips for maintaining your results, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Basile.