Mommy Makeovers: Getting Your Body Back After Baby

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mommymakeoverA mommy makeover can be a life changing experience, but it's difficult for women to treat themselves 

Becoming a mom is a rewarding and joyous experience, but it’s no secret that pregnancy changes your body in many ways—some of which may make you feel self-conscious about your appearance and ultimately affect your self-esteem. Perhaps you’ve been considering taking steps to correct some of your problem areas with a mommy makeover. But if you’re like most moms, your family is your first priority.

You work hard to take care of your children—and everyone else in your life—and you inevitably put your own needs last. You may even feel guilty if you devote time to yourself because you think you’re being “selfish.” But perhaps it’s time to make a positive change in your life—just for you.

“A mommy makeover can be a life-changing experience,” says Kelly Sullivan, M.D., F.A.C.S., a board-certified plastic surgeon at Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery of Annapolis and the mother of three children. “But it’s difficult for women to treat themselves. They grapple with guilt because they’re so used to taking care of others. But pregnancy is part of life, and it’s perfectly normal for a woman to want to improve the way she looks. A mommy makeover can give a woman her ‘pre-baby’ body back, which makes her feel good about herself and boosts her confidence.”

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