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Fatma Rice, mother of a five year old, recently shared with the Today Show how she got her pre-pregnancy body back with cosmetic surgery. Many new moms struggle with areas like their breasts and stomach that they can’t get back to their pre-pregnancy look even with diet and exercise.
Rice had a “mommy makeover,” which refers to undergoing multiple cosmetic surgery procedures to restore or improve your post-pregnancy body.
Rice said that before pregnancy she was fit and happy with her body. “I worked out a lot … Obviously I had more time on my hands,” she said.
Rice gained about 48 pounds while she was pregnant, and even after she lost the weight she said her breasts and stomach were saggy. She tried to get rid of the stubborn fat by varying her workout routine, but nothing helped her trouble spots.
“My confidence level went down,” she said.
To get back to what she used to look like and how she used to feel about herself, she decided to get a mommy makeover.
Rice had three procedures, liposuction, a tummy tuck and a breast lift, and she appeared on the Today Show two weeks after the surgeries to show off the results. “I’m ready to start 2011 in a new beautiful body,” she said.
Dr. Loren Schechter, her surgeon, emphasized that Rice was a great candidate for a mommy makeover because she works out and she has a healthy lifestyle. “Not everyone is a candidate to combine surgeries,” he said.
How long should moms wait before getting cosmetic surgery? “We do advise women to wait until the changes associated with pregnancy have resolved. Usually at least six months, if not a bit longer so that swelling from pregnancy can go down,” said Dr. Schechter.
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