The surgical procedure is targeted towards fixing any changes in the body that a woman might experience during pregnancy such as saggy skin, stretch marks, scarring or leftover stubborn fat deposits. Although this procedure may seem like the ultimate solution post pregnancy, there are a few major downsides: surgery, recovery time and time spent away from your kids that you cannot afford. So how do you achieve the body you are looking for, post-children with extremely limited time to yourself? This is where the non-surgical mommy makeover comes in.
The term “Mommy Makeover” was coined to describe a plastic surgery procedure that helps women regain their pre-pregnancy body. Or, in some cases, achieve a better version of themselves post-pregnancy, which we are in full support of. Pregnancy and childbirth can be big contributors to the way we see ourselves and our bodies down the road. That’s why the idea of a makeover for Moms is so appealing, and the idea of a mommy makeover without downtime is even more appealing. The name can cause some confusion, as it is more a term to describe the areas treated, not necessarily the patient being treated. The non-surgical mommy makeover is more of a customized treatment plan to help women turn back the clock, and it isn’t only for mothers. A mommy makeover is for any woman who wants to boost her confidence by putting flatness and curves back in their right places.
What is a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover?
A non-surgical mommy makeover requires a completely different treatment plan, including no surgery and no downtime whatsoever. The mommy makeover changes patient to patient, depending on the problem areas you want to treat postpartum. Most moms are after a treatment plan that can correct or change any issues a woman might have as a result of pregnancy. Depending on the results you are looking to achieve, 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 lower abdomen. This is the most popular treatment for women post-pregnancy looking to eliminate the patch of stubborn fat located in the lower abdomen area. The treatment can remove up to 25 percent of the fat in an area. The treatment takes around an hour per area and results usually appear in about 16 weeks.
- Fraxel – One of the tells that a woman has had a baby is the appearance of stretch marks on the abdomen or surrounding areas. Treatment with a non-ablative laser, such as Fraxel, can help to minimize the appearance of those marks. The sooner the treatment is applied to stretch marks, the better the results will be. This treatment can also help with the development of melasma that may occur post-pregnancy.
- EMSculpt– Some women have a hard time finding time to workout, especially after they have kids. Others might find that they no longer have the time they had before. EMSculpt can produce the same, if not better, results than most workouts in only 30-minute sessions. EMSculpt is also found to combat diastatis recti, a condition that affects an estimated 1 in 2 women postpartum. The ab muscles separate during pregnancy, resulting in a “pooch” on the abdomen. EMSculpt can strengthen the muscles, train the pelvic floor, and result in 96% patient satisfaction.
- Skin Tightening – It is very common for moms to experience loose or sagging skin post pregnancy. The skin tightening treatment can smooth away wrinkles and fine lines with a gentle tightening of your tissue. The treatment is usually spaced out over weeks, which allows you to book your appointments around your busy schedule.
Here are some before and after pictures of the Fraxel and Skin Tightening treatments combined:
How Does a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover Compare?
For most women, this treatment plan does not require any needles, recovery or downtime and minimal time spent away from your kids. After a tummy tuck, many women have to dedicate at least two weeks to recovery. This can result in having to find a babysitter for the kids, potentially taking time off from work, and otherwise putting your kids lives on pause while you recuperate. In contrast, non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting, Fraxel, EMSculpt and Skin Tightening treatments typically don’t require any downtime whatsoever.
In contrast, non-surgical treatments like CoolSculpting, Fraxel, EMSculpt and Skin Tightening treatments typically don’t require any downtime whatsoever. 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 help correct other areas of concern a mom might have after giving birth, such as unwanted fat, sagging or loose skin, and scarring.
Is a Non-Surgical Mommy Makeover for Me?
As with a traditional or non-surgical mommy makeover it is best to wait until after you’ve finished having kids to schedule any treatments. Future pregnancies may cause your original problem areas to reoccur, such as stretch marks or unwanted fat. If you are not sure about the non-surgical mommy makeover, you may want to book a FREE assessment and consultation with a Member of our Medical Team in clinic or virtually, to determine which treatment plan would be best suited to your needs. Any of the above treatments can be used in combination to achieve the best results possible.