Mommy Makeover Specialist

The Methodist Physician Group Specialists -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

The Methodist Physician Group Specialists

Orthopedic Surgeons & Spine Surgeons located in Merrillville, IN & Crown Point, IN

Pregnant women know they’ll have some weight to lose after delivery, but many aren’t prepared for other changes in their bodies that don’t go away with diet and exercise. That’s why Susan Schneider, MD, offers customized mommy makeovers. After talking with you about the changes needed to regain your pre-pregnancy figure, Dr. Schneider creates a treatment plan that meets your expectations. To learn more about mommy makeovers, call the practice in Merrillville, Indiana, or schedule an appointment online.

Mommy Makeover Q & A

What is a mommy makeover?

The goal of a mommy makeover is to regain your pre-pregnancy body — whatever that means for you. Many women find that long after their precious baby arrives, their breasts stay saggy, the skin on their abdomen seems permanently stretched, and tummy bulges just won’t go away.

Here’s the thing to remember: Your body goes through physical changes during pregnancy that you may not be able to overcome with diet and exercise.

For example, abdominal skin that’s stretched beyond its limit can’t retract back to its normal tightness. Additionally, muscles in your abdomen can stretch and separate, increasing your circumference and creating bulges that won’t go away with exercise.

Dr. Schneider understands that every woman has unique needs. She listens to your concerns and works together with you to create a customized plan that meets your expectations.

When should I get a mommy makeover?

Whether you want to eliminate persistent pregnancy fat, lift your breasts, or get a tummy tuck as soon as possible, it’s important not to jump into your mommy makeover too quickly. It takes time for your body to adjust back to its new normal after having a baby.

Dr. Schneider recommends waiting at least six months after you stop breastfeeding and about three months after you hit a plateau with losing your pregnancy weight. By that time, your body has recovered, and you’ll have a better idea about the problem areas you want to address with your mommy makeover.

There aren’t any hard-and-fast rules about when to get a mommy makeover. If you have any questions, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation so you can talk with Dr. Schneider.

What procedures are performed during a mommy makeover?

Even if you have to hold off on a makeover to let your body reset, you won’t need to wait long after you decide to get a mommy makeover. Dr. Schneider performs multiple procedures during your makeover so all your problem areas are treated at one time.

Each woman’s makeover is customized to meet her needs. However, these are some of the most common procedures that women request:

  • Breast lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Body lift
  • Breast augmentation

Although pregnancy doesn’t cause wrinkles, some women decide to include facial rejuvenation procedures in their mommy makeover.

To schedule a mommy makeover consultation, call The Methodist Physician Group Specialists or book an appointment online.