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Mommy MakeoversThe Truth About Bouncing Back

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

— Sophia Loren

Mommy Makeovers: The Truth About “Bouncing Back”

Motherhood is the act of giving the most generous gift of all, life. Even more so, a mother often forfeits her own needs to love and nurture her children. So begins a constant struggle between putting herself first versus those around her.

While selfless sacrifice is part of the journey, it doesn’t have to be your identity. Mothers deserve to feel good and confident, no matter their stage of life. After baby, The truth is, you’ll never be your past self because your body and mindset have changed in amazing ways. This is a chance to recreate yourself - moms deserve to look good, feel good, and radiate confidence.

Ultraviolet rays cause sun damage and skin cancer, and the clouds do not block them. The most obvious reason we urge you to wear sunscreen is to prevent sun damage. Sunscreen blocks many of these rays. It is a filter, which means it doesn't protect against the sun's harmful rays, but it certainly helps. The best plan is to wear protective clothing and stay in the shade as much as possible, but we all know the temptation of a beautiful day at the beach and want you to stay safe from sun damage. As part of a daily skincare routine, sunscreen protects the sensitive skin on your face from unnecessary burns. Even the mildest of sunburns can trigger various illnesses or skin disorders, so it is essential to protect yourself from this sun damage.

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“Bouncing back” is a societal standard that puts unfair pressure on women. Scientifically, it can take months to recover from giving birth. Pregnancy is one of the most dramatic changes the human body can experience in a brief period of time. The body is recovering from lack of sleep, sometimes postpartum depression, aches and pains, incontinence, and exhaustion – all while trying to keep a human alive. Who has time to worry about how they look?

We want to focus on how you feel, from the inside out. It is okay to miss the old you. That’s why we offer different treatments and procedures to help mothers feel good. One of these procedures, the mommy makeover, is not one surgery but a combination of procedures that specifically target changes to the body after having a baby.

A Mommy Makeover could include:

  • Liposuction: Removes fat to change the contour of your body
  • Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck): Reduces the size of your abdominal area and can help repair muscle damage where the abdomen muscles have stretched apart.
  • Breast Augmentation: Increases breast size with implants or fat transfer if breast volume was lost after breastfeeding.
  • Breast Lift: Raises breasts to their original position before breastfeeding.
  • Breast Reduction: Removes breast tissue and reduces breast size that may have increased after pregnancy.
  • Fat Transfer: Uses fat from other areas of your body and can be transferred to your face, buttocks, breasts, and more.

There are also options that are non-surgical for those who want to restore their body in a less invasive fashion. This includes CoolSculpting, which minimizes fat in targeted areas of the body by freezing fat cells. Femilift is another great option. Femilift is a laser treatment for vaginal rejuvenation which can tighten the vagina and prevent incontinence. Lastly, our Body Tight Lotion can help reduce the appearance of cellulite in unwanted areas.

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How to tell if you are a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover:

  • Are you fully recovered from childbirth?
  • Are you in good physical health?
  • Have you already reached your goal weight and need help with aspects of your body that are not changeable with diet or exercise?
  • Do you have plans to maintain your current physique?
  • Do you have someone who can help you while you are recovering?

After pregnancy, it is incredibly common to experience excess skin, too little or too much breast volume, separation of the abdominal muscles, a protruding abdomen lacking tone despite a vigorous routine of exercise and healthy nutrition, stretch marks, sagging skin, and excess fat, or a disproportionate abdomen. While these changes are a result of the amazing experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing, they don't have to define you. None of these things make your body any less beautiful, but they do affect confidence for many women postpartum and can be treated by an expert mommy makeover.

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How long does it take to recover from a Mommy Makeover?

Recovery time may depend on the individual and what kind of surgeries were performed. Remember, a mommy makeover is customized to your body. Not everyone will want or need the same procedures. In general, you can expect to take it easy for 3-5 months after your procedure. By the time you've healed, you will have a new body that the past, present, and future you approve.

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You are invited to book a treatment at Pryor Health where we offer a full range of Surgical, Medspa and Wellness services to take years off of your appearance. We are known for our results and care of our patients.

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