Too often, mothers are expected to do it all — be happy and healthy, have endless supplies of energy and somehow find the time to expertly take care of their families and themselves. In reality, it can be difficult to schedule trips to the grocery store, let alone make it to the gym. At Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery, we know that mothers are beautiful on the inside; the sacrifices you make for your children and your family come from a place of incredible love and generosity. But pregnancy, childbirth and putting your family before yourself can take a toll on your body that in turn can leave your self-confidence noticeably low. If you have begun to feel like the joy of being a parent is dampened when you look in the mirror, you may want to consider a mommy makeover.
Everyone can agree that inner beauty is essential, but it is okay to want to be beautiful on the outside, too. The mommy makeover is a package of cosmetic surgeries — breast enhancement, liposuction and a tummy tuck — that we combine to address the specific body image concerns of mothers. Typically, these concerns are the result of pregnancy or breastfeeding that refuse to respond to diet and exercise or that have remained problematic due to a lack of time for self-care. Sagging or asymmetrical breasts are reshaped and lifted; tough-to-lose fat is removed; and loosened, stretched-out skin is eliminated and tightened. We believe that mothers deserve to be beautiful inside and out, especially when the physical effects of pregnancy and motherhood are beyond your control. The mommy makeover is designed to give you back your body, putting you in charge of your self-esteem again.
Feeling beautiful inside and out can go a long way toward making you more confident in your daily life. And when you feel confident, that confidence spreads to other parts of your life. Studies show that confidence is linked to workplace success, improved self-control and motivation, higher perceived happiness and increased social activity. By these standards, self-confidence could help you as a parent: more energy, more optimism and more enthusiasm would be welcome in the face of stress and frustration. The beauty of a positive attitude even when times get hard is a kind of beauty that leaves an impression on others and can truly make a difference in your life. Radiating happiness is only possible if your happiness comes from within, and restoring your outer beauty with a mommy makeover can help you find the confidence to let your inner beauty shine through.
Being fit and healthy is its own kind of beauty: taking good care of yourself means you take pride in who you are and that you love the way you look. But healthy habits like eating well and exercising can quickly fall by the wayside when you lead a busy life. This is often even more of likely if you are unhappy with your body; you may be less likely to care about your health if you are already discouraged by your appearance. But your health reflects on your family’s health, and prioritizing nutrition and physical activity can have a lasting impact on your lives. If you need extra encouragement to stay in shape, it might be time to restore your body’s contours with a mommy makeover. When you find yourself beautiful, you can turn your new confidence into motivation to maintain your new curves.
If you are ready to restore your inner and outer beauty, it might be the right time to consider a mommy makeover. To learn more about the procedure and to find out if a mommy makeover can address your concerns, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic surgery today. Call 319-800-6877 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Andrews.