Pregnancy can have a dramatic impact on your figure. For some women, the effect is positive. Mexican actress Salma Hayek famously "filled out" after giving birth to her daughter in 2007, and after their show this year, Victoria's Secret marketing exec Ed Razek singled out mommy models Miranda Kerr, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Doutzen Kroes for being "more beautiful than ever." However, not everyone is as happy as these women with their post-baby bodies. Even if you follow their demanding post-pregnancy routines, you may not achieve the results they did. (In case you're curious, Kerr credits Pilates, yoga, and weight training with getting back in shape for the show. Kroes said her workout was "abs, abs, lots of ab exercises all the time." And Ambrosio admits she has to give up chocolate before a show.) Your appearance after giving birth depends on several factors outside your control, including:
- Weight gain during pregnancy
It is important that you work out, eat well, and try on your own to get back your pre-pregnancy body, but if you are unable to get the results you want, a mommy makeover may be able to help. A mommy makeover is a custom-designed combination of plastic surgery procedures that can help you achieve the figure you desire after pregnancy. Common concerns women have after pregnancy are the size and firmness of their breasts as well as the appearance of their tummies, waist, and upper arms. To address these concerns, we put together a mommy makeover that may include:
Which combination is right for you depends on your current figure and cosmetic goals. To receive personalized mommy makeover recommendations, please contact Philadelphia board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David A. Bottger.