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Post-pregnancy Body

Posted February 19, 2019 in Mommy Makeover

Motherhood is a joyous event that many women experience during their lifetime. The gift of life and pregnancy is amazing, but a woman’s body does change after carrying a child. For some women these changes are gentle, even happy, reminders of being pregnant. However, other women may never feel like themselves again. Having had five children herself, Dr. Ghere understands the struggles many mothers face when they want to get back in shape following pregnancy. It is ok to want to look and feel your best! You have options! Dr. Ghere loves helping mommies on their post-pregnancy journey. She is happy to discuss all options to help you renew, restore, or even transform your post-pregnancy body. Not every woman has the same needs or concerns. Whether you want a full mommy makeover, are unhappy with your breasts or abdomen, or just want help with post-pregnancy skin care, Dr. Ghere can help.

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Why Does Your Body Change?

Every woman’s body is different; they come in all shapes and sizes. Loose skin, weak muscles, a protruding belly, sagging skin, and deflated breasts are all common after-effects of pregnancy. This is because your body has worked so hard the past nine months to make sure you and your baby were healthy. Now that your child is here, you may begin to see that your body is changing once again.

Some women experience changes that no amount of diet and exercise can repair. Really, every part of a woman’s body changes during pregnancy. This is because those same pregnancy hormones that allow ligaments to relax and the body to stretch in the way it does to accommodate a growing baby work all over the body.

Your Mommy Makeover Options

When diet and exercise don’t provide results, many women turn to plastic surgery to help them get their pre-baby body back. Mommy Makeover surgery combines several procedures to help you regain your pre-pregnancy shape.

Breast Lift

Pregnancy and breastfeeding typically cause your breasts to develop loose and sagging skin, which can make them appear droopy, making you feel embarrassed or self-conscious. Breast lift surgery can restore the breasts to a more youthful position by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining breast tissue to create a firmer and more attractive bust.

Breast Augmentation

Our breasts can begin to lose fullness and shape following pregnancy. Breast augmentation can restore the breasts to their natural, voluptuous state and improve your overall figure using saline or silicone breast implants. This procedure can also be performed alongside breast lift surgery to eliminate any excess skin and provide you with a more youthful bust.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

Tummy tuck surgery can correct weak abdominal muscles and a protruding stomach that may have developed due to pregnancy. This procedure can also address the midsection and waistline by tightening the muscles and removing excess skin for a more slim and toned appearance.


Weight gain is another common side effect that many women experience after pregnancy. Unwanted fat can begin to develop in several areas of the body that can be hard to get rid of even with diet and exercise. Liposuction can be performed alone or together with tummy tuck surgery to remove excess fat from areas such as the:

  • Abdomen
  • Arms
  • Buttocks
  • Back
  • Hips
  • Neck
  • Thighs

To learn more about Mommy Makeover surgery, please contact Dr. Ghere at (225) 412-4774 or schedule a consultation with us online today!

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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