Although everyone’s body changes with age, nothing impacts a woman’s body as quickly and drastically as pregnancy. As your body transforms throughout your pregnancy and nursing, your youthful volume and shape can turn to deflated breasts, bulging abdominal muscles and loose, sagging skin. Even for the most resilient bodies, you can be sure that pregnancy leaves every mother a physically changed. For moms of any age, if you are done having children and you are ready to get your pre-baby body back, a mommy makeover may be a good option.

If you are dissatisfied with the changes in your post-baby body and are considering cosmetic surgery, a mommy makeover is an excellent option because it is a group of complementary procedures that focus on the areas most affected by pregnancy and nursing, but it is customizable to meet your individual needs and body goals. If you are struggling with excess sagging skin and stubborn fat that is not responsive to diet and exercise and want to address changes in your breasts, a customized mommy makeover can help you get back to your pre-baby body and feeling more confident.

A great benefit of a mommy makeover is that you are getting multiple procedures done at once, so you get the most dramatic results with only one recovery period. A successful recovery is critical to your final results, so the timing of your procedure is essential. If you are considering a mommy makeover to get your body looking and feeling great in time for summer, winter is a great time to have your procedure.

The recovery required is anywhere from two to six weeks, and up to three months to see final results. Having a mommy makeover now ensures that you will have sufficient time to heal and see your final results before it’s time to start donning your summer clothing. Additionally, there are restrictions during recovery, like no swimming, which are much easier to adhere to when it’s cold outside.

Not everyone wants to make their cosmetic procedures public, and it is easier to conceal remaining swelling and bruising under winter clothing. You may still have several weeks of swelling and bruising after you return to your normal activities and being able to wear your concealing winter clothes is an easy way to keep your healing under wraps without changing your routine.

Dr. Lohner takes great care in minimizing and concealing incisions as much as possible, but recovery care of the incisions is equally important to how the final scar will appear. Fresh scar tissue is even less resistant to UV rays than normal skin. Sun exposure can have permanent effects on your scars, so keeping your incisions protected while they heal ensures the best results. Winter makes this easy since you are already covered up.

Motherhood is a beautiful and rewarding journey, and it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your self-confidence and loving the way you look! A one-on-one consultation with an experienced plastic surgeon is the best way to discuss your goals and concerns, ask questions, and develop a customized treatment plan that best meets your needs. Dr. Ronald Lohner is an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers customized procedures to his patients after a one-on-one consultation. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Dr. Lohner holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and his peers have selected him as a Philadelphia-area Top Doctor for the last ten years. His office is located at 919 Conestoga Road, Building I, Suite 200 in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, on the Main Line. Please call his office at 610-519-0600 to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover procedure.