A ‘New You’ in the New Year

If you’re making a New Year’s resolution to improve yourself or your appearance, then you may be considering a Mommy Makeover combination of surgical procedures. For women who are concerned with the appearance of their breasts and abdomen after pregnancy and childbirth, then this popular surgery may be right for you. Read on to learn more about getting your pre-baby body back in the New Year.

Why a Mommy Makeover?

While having children can be a magical time in a woman’s life, the physical changes are often undesired. Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding will take a toll on a woman’s body. During pregnancy, abdominal muscles will stretch to a point where they won’t bounce back on their own. The sagging abdominal skin can make it difficult to get back into your favorite pants and be uncomfortable as well. Breasts increase in size during pregnancy and then deflate during breastfeeding. Fat pockets left behind by weight gain often don’t respond to diet and exercise alone.


The most common procedures included in a Mommy Makeover include a tummy tuck to fix separated abdominal muscles and remove loose skin for a firmer abdominal appearance. Liposuction will remove those unwanted, stubborn fat pockets to reveal a slimmer contour. A breast augmentation and/or breast lift will help restore volume and lift sagging breasts to a more youthful position.

Candidates for surgery

Women who have had children, and women who haven’t had children and are unhappy with the appearance of their body due to aging or weight loss, would benefit from a Mommy Makeover. If you have stretched abdominal skin, sagging and/or deflated breasts and stubborn fat pockets, you are a good candidate for surgery. Women who are within 10 percent of their ideal weight and are in good physical health make good candidates. It’s important that potential candidates for a Mommy Makeover have finished breastfeeding for at least 2-3 months.

If you’re interested in learning whether a Mommy Makeover can help you get your pre-baby body back and help you become a New You in the New Year, call 309-323-8120 to set up a consultation in our Bloomington office.

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