Pregnancy and childbirth are times of drastic physical and psychological changes. It’s normal to experience a rollercoaster of emotions while you’re carrying your baby, as well as after the birth as you get used to being a new parent. As for body changes, your breasts will grow—probably by quite a lot—and there’s no way of predicting exactly what your bra size will be in the months that follow. The stomach is also an area of concern for many women, as the sit-up muscles often get stretched and separated, resulting in a lasting belly bulge called diastasis recti. Your lower body isn’t out of the woods either, as it’s common for your extra pregnancy weight to go to the legs and hips. Your hips might be a little wider due to bone structure changes, and it’s not uncommon to notice spider veins, varicose veins, and even stretch marks on your legs. A Mommy Makeover from our Philadelphia-area team and these two other methods can help you to feel more confident and comfortable in your own skin again.
- Mommy Makeover
Since a growing baby impacts multiple areas of the body, sometimes you need not just one treatment, but a combination of procedures to address the various features that could use some help in getting back to the way they looked before. A Mommy Makeover is a fully customized plan that can combine a range of options, such as a tummy tuck, breast surgeries, liposuction, and lower body procedures.
- Try Self-Tanners
What everyone has been saying for years is true: Tanned fat simply looks better than pale fat. This doesn’t mean you should bake in the sun and put yourself at risk of premature aging or skin cancer. Instead, take advantage of the many creams and powders available to give yourself a bronzed appearance that conveys an active lifestyle.
- Have Fun with Makeup
Even if you’re just spending a lot of time at home and some of your old clothes aren’t fitting right, putting on lipstick, gloss, and mascara can help you to look and feel more like yourself again. A large part of beauty is perception and attitude, so making a little time for self care can go a long way for improving your own self image—and the resulting self-confidence can make a literal difference when it comes to how others perceive you, too.
Think a Mommy Makeover would help with your aesthetic concerns? Learn more about the benefits of this combination procedure from the Chapin Aesthetics team and find out which type of body contouring treatments are most suitable for you. Call us at (267) 880-0810, or send in a contact form to request a consultation.