Mommy Makeover – Get Back Into Shape After Pregnancy

Children are really one of the greatest joys of life. However, weight gain and changes in your body occur after you have a newborn, which can be very distressing and sometimes difficult to fix with diet and exercise alone. Although managing weight gain and exercising will strengthen your body after having kids, no matter how hard you try, some body changes do not recover. Luckily, after birth, a new plastic surgery procedure called the Mommy Makeover will help you back in shape and regain your original body. After changes that have arisen before and after delivering a baby, the Mommy Makeover is intended to restore the shape of your breasts and tummy. Learn more by visiting Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon Association.

After having kids, how your body shifts.

When you have an infant, there are a host of natural physiological changes that arise in your body. For several mothers, though, the most frustrating changes occur in the breasts and abdomen or tummy. The Breast Gland (Mammary Gland) atrophies and becomes smaller and sags down on the chest wall after the cessation of breast feeding. The skin of the abdomen, however, becomes loose and sags downwards and may grow stretch marks. Moreover, there is excess fat under the skin of the Tummy and Flank region in many individuals. Even after weight loss and conditioning by diet, exercise and working out, these changes will continue.

When the Nipple Aereola is below the Inframammary Fold, the fold behind the breast, Mammary Ptosis is the formal term for Sagging Breast. If the Nipple Areola is above the Inframammary Fold, the disorder is called Glandular Ptosis, but the Breast Gland sags below the fold.

The word used to describe the sagging of the lower abdomen or tummy is abdominal laxity. In some people, a condition called Diastasis Recti, which is a division of the two muscles called Rectus Abdominus, divides or separates the two abdominal muscles that form the “six pack”.

Stretch marks on the belly, red or pink patches of thin tissue, are formally referred to as abdominal striae.

The fullness and your sides above your shoulders, which may protrude over a belt or tight fitting pants, are Muffin Top or Excess Flank Fat. Flank fat, after having a boy, is also very hard to lose.

After raising a newborn, what causes breast, tummy and body changes.

A part of your brain called the pituitary gland secretes hormones during pregnancy that stimulate the breast gland to expand and start producing milk during pregnancy. Hormonal stimulation ceases after the cessation of Breast Feeding and the Mammary Gland engages or atrophies and becomes smaller. Post-Partum Mammary Atrophy is considered the loss of Breast Fullness.

Mammary Ptosis- During pregnancy, the skin around the mammary gland is extended by enlargement. However, in certain individuals, after Post-Partum Mammary Atrophy has occurred, the skin does not contract. The Gland sags, not unlike letting air out of a balloon, with less breast tissue within an enlarged skin envelope.

Abdominal Laxity-To make room for the infant, the Abdominal Skin is extended. The skin shrinks and tightens after delivery, but sometimes does not return to the original form of the tummy. The residual loose skin sags down to the lower tummy when sufficient shrinkage has not occurred.