Having a baby changes a lot in your life. Your little bundle of joy might command a considerable amount of your time and attention. Pregnancy and childbirth also change your body. If you once had a flat abdominal area, you might find that pregnancy has left you with a bit of a pooch or tummy. Even after losing their pregnancy weight, some women find that they have areas of fat that weren’t there before.
A mommy makeover has become a popular option for women looking to get their pre-baby body back. But a traditional mommy makeover requires a significant time and financial commitment. For many of today’s busy moms, a non-surgical mommy makeover might be a better option.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Do?
The traditional mommy makeover focuses on slimming and smoothing the abdominal area. Often, a tummy tuck is the primary surgery performed during the makeover. Some women also decide to have a breast lift or breast augmentation performed at the same time. It’s also possible to add surgeries such as liposuction or an arm lift to the mommy makeover process.
What’s Involved in a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover?
A non-surgical mommy makeover is considerably different from the traditional procedure, primarily because no surgeries are involved. The treatments that might be part of a non-surgical mommy makeover can differ from mom to mom. But, generally speaking, the treatment will include procedures that can correct or change any issues a woman might have as a result of pregnancy. Depending on what you want, your non-surgical mommy makeover might include any of the following:
- Coolsculpting – Coolsculpting removes fat from a variety of areas of the body, including the abdomen. The treatment can remove up to 25 percent of the fat in an area. Treatment takes about an hour per area and results usually appear in about 16 weeks.
- Fraxel – One of the “signs” that a woman’s had a baby is the appearance of stretch marks on the abdomen. Treatment with a non-ablative laser such as Fraxel can help to minimize the appearance of those marks.
- Spider Vein Removal – It’s not uncommon for women to develop varicose veins and spider veins during pregnant. In fact, more than half of all women have spider veins. Laser vein therapy can help to reduce or eliminate the appearance of spider veins.
- Laser Hair Removal – Some women find that hair grows where it didn’t grow before after they have kids. Others might find that they no longer have the time to devote to shaving or waxing. Laser hair removal can help to permanently eliminate unwanted hair from pretty much any area of the body.
How Does a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover Compare?
It’s important to understand that a non-surgical mommy makeover isn’t going to produce the same results as a traditional mommy makeover. But for many women, that’s OK as there is a trade-off. After a tummy tuck, many women have to dedicate at least two weeks to recovery. That can mean having to find a sitter for the kids, taking time off from work, and otherwise putting their lives on pause while they recuperate.
In contrast, non-surgical treatments like Coolsculpting or laser treatments typically don’t require much or any downtime. The one exception is the Fraxel laser, which usually has a recovery time of about a week.
A non-surgical and traditional mommy makeover also differs considerably in terms of what they can do. A tummy tuck trims away excess, loose skin, which might be left after childbirth. For the most part, non-surgical mommy makeover treatments don’t help to tighten skin. But they do help correct other areas of concern a mom might have after giving birth, such as unwanted fat, hair, and visible veins.
Is a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover for You?
As with a traditional mommy makeover, it’s usually a good idea to wait until after you’ve finished having kids to schedule a non-surgical mommy makeover. Subsequent pregnancies can cause your concerns, such as stretch marks or unwanted fat, to return.
Dr. Paul Vitenas and the staff at Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique in Houston, Texas, offer a range of treatments that can help moms get their confidence and their bodies back after pregnancy and childbirth. To learn more about mommy makeover treatments, call 281-810-9083 to schedule a consultation today.