Getting Back To Your Pre-Baby Body with “Mamacita” Surgery
Motherhood is an exciting time in a woman’s life. With all the new experiences, joys and worries that come with having a child, one battle every new mom faces is getting back to her pre-pregnancy body.
Often women will back-burner their own needs for the time-consuming job of a caring for a new baby. Even when moms finally find some time to get into a regular workout routine, that excess fat might not drop off as easy as they might have hoped for.
This is where I come in. Women come to me to help them get rid of that extra fat and get back to the body they loved pre-baby. If you have already heard of the Mommy Makeover combination of procedures, I am introducing the new and improved Mamacita surgery. Similar to what we already know about the Mommy Makeover, which involves breast surgery, a tummy tuck, and liposuction, the Mamacita addresses the backside as well, because let’s face it, pregnancy also impacts a woman’s derriere. The biggest difference between the Mommy Makeover and the Mamacita is adding a fat transfer to the buttock at the same time you are getting a tummy tuck and breast surgery, to address the often overlooked rear-end of post-partum mommies.
A tummy tuck will help tighten the abdomen area and remove excess loose skin. The stomach is the area of the body that undergoes the most change once a woman becomes pregnant, and regaining definition in your waistline can be difficult. Surgery can help get you to your body goal when dieting and exercise are not producing the results you had hoped for. The breast lift will reverse common issues such as sagging, dropped nipples, and stretched skin. Your breasts will now sit up higher on your chest and have a youthful and firmer appearance. Liposuction is most commonly performed on the hips and thighs, and occasionally around the waist and lower back. It is an effective way to remove the fat that does not budge with diet and exercise. The fat that is then removed and transferred to the buttock area.
What influenced the Mamacita was really the advent of fat grafting to the buttock. The same women who are great candidates for the Mommy Makeover are good candidates for the Mamacita as well. In addition, women seeking this procedure should not be overweight or have a severe medical condition that might jeopardize their wellbeing.
Recovery from the Mamacita surgery takes about 10-14 days before one can get back to work, and about a month to feel normal. After about 3-6 months the final results will be evident. For about a month-and-a-half I recommend all of my patients who undergo this procedure to sleep on their side, so they don’t affect the healing to the front side or back side.
Most of my patients are open to the idea of getting a combination of procedures all at once however, some women prefer to undergo the different components of the Mamacita surgery in stages and we usually break it up into two. Over the past few years, I have noticed that in my practice, the Mamacita surgery is becoming increasingly popular because it is a circumferential rejuvenation. Women should take into consideration if they plan to have more children and hold off undergoing the Mamacita procedure. The final result may not be as good if the tissues are stretched again with another pregnancy.