What are the Psychological Benefits of Mommy Makeover Surgery?

If you are a mother looking for a way to look and feel good, this guide can help. Here are some of the psychological benefits of mommy makeover surgery.

April 30, 2021

5 min read


Having a baby can be the most fulfilling experience in a woman’s life.

However, no one talks about all the crazy changes that happen after you give birth. And, in a society where body image is everything, it can be hard to accept your new and beautiful body. 

Maybe you’re thinking of having a mommy makeover surgery. If that’s the case, you’ve come to the right place! Mommy makeovers are a great way to enhance your natural beauty. 

Keep reading to find out how mommy makeover surgery can boost your confidence and provide psychological benefits. Because at the end of the day, everyone deserves to feel good about themselves!

Sex Drive After Baby

Sex, sex, sex…

We love doing it but hate talking about it. For a moment, let’s pretend like it’s not a taboo topic (because it’s not). So relax, drop your stiff shoulders, and let’s talk about sex.  

It’s no secret that being a mom takes a lot of time and energy out of your day. You’re changing diapers, making lunches, running businesses, being essential workers, saving the planet, and being advocates.

The list goes on and on because women can do anything, all while being fearless mothers. But you can get caught up in your hectic life and forget about yourself and what you need.

Sex is a great way to relieve stress and boost serotonin levels. But your sex life might not be the same after having a baby. You might even be struggling with a low sex drive after giving birth. Part of it could be due to hormones and changes in your appearance. A mommy makeover can bring back your confidence, which can positively affect your sex drive.

You’ve waited long enough. It’s time to take back control of your body and sex life!

Body Image 

Body image refers to the way you perceive yourself mentally. This may seem straightforward, but body image plays a huge role in our everyday lives. The way we see ourselves is a direct representation of how we treat and see others. 

So if you’re not feeling your best and have a low perception of yourself, then that can affect your external life. That’s why it’s essential to love your body throughout all the different changes that happen. Always remember that stretch marks, weight gain, and breast changes are all part of the process of creating a new life.

Once you’ve learned to accept these changes, then you can begin to weigh out your options. Mommy makeovers are a fantastic way to boost your body image. One way a mommy makeover can have psychological benefits is by positively affecting your body image.

Your mind and body have a deeply rooted connection with each other. So when you start feeling good, your mind starts changing. You start creating less negative thought patterns and behaviors.

Mommy Makeover Surgery 

During pregnancy, your body shifts and moves to make room for your growing baby. This can create stretch marks, excess skin, droopy skin, weight gain, and more. All these warrior scars are testament to your strengths as a woman. 

However, these changes can be drastic and hard to accept. Many women find themselves wanting their “old bodies” back before they had a baby. Or, they wish they could look more like the models they see on Instagram.

These persistent thoughts can shift your focus away from your everyday life. This could cause you to spiral into a negative headspace and develop an unhealthy obsession with your appearance. It also doesn’t help that society expects women’s bodies to “bounce back” after having a baby. A lot of these expectations are unrealistic. It also seems harder to bounce back with each additional child that you have. 

This expectation is very hard to achieve naturally once you’ve had a baby. Yet, our society seems to throw hate on cosmetic enhancements.

Women get shamed for not having the “ideal” body type that we see in media. All the while shaming other women with ideal body types that have had work done. It’s a lose-lose situation that leaves women feeling discouraged about their health and beauty goals. 

Even if you do have the time to diet and work out, your body might not be capable of looking like you did before the baby. That’s why mommy makeover surgery is an option for a lot of women. Depending on what you want your results to be, mommy makeovers are customizable and designed to target certain areas.

So if you’ve done the research and weighed out your options, this alternative could be the next step toward your body positivity goals!

Psychological Benefits

Plastic surgery addresses external issues that people perceive about themselves. However, most of the time, these procedures help you internally. Meaning they can help you bridge the gap between your perception of yourself and who you really are.

That’s why many women who are struggling with their body image, self-esteem, and confidence, choose to have mommy makeover surgery. These procedures can shift your confidence and your pattern of thoughts into positive affirmations about yourself.

Now, who doesn’t want that?

Breast Changes 

Boobs, breasts, boobies — all great names for this spectacular body part that can produce nutrition and feed the next generation of humans! When you think about it like that, it almost sounds like women are superhuman. Which if we’re being honest… we are! 

Your breasts will go through a tremendous transformation during pregnancy and childbirth. However, some women find it difficult to accept their breasts after having children. Other women also suffer from postpartum depression and anxiety, on top of dealing with self-esteem and confidence issues.

All of these factors can hurt your mental state. However, there are many different breast surgeries out there that can help bring back that confidence. Depending on what you’re striving for, the two most popular are breast augmentation or breast lift. 

After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many women lose density and volume in their breasts. A breast augmentation can reverse these effects and give you back that beautiful and sexy shape. Some women do prefer an augmented and fuller shape.

However, there are other options for those who want a more “natural” look. Many mommies wish to have an athletic look that fits their lifestyles, so they chose a breast lift. If you’re struggling between either of these, then getting a consultation with a specialist could help ease any anxiety. 

Flat Tummy Goals

Everyone wants a flat tummy and an hourglass shape. However, after pregnancy, many women experience muscle separation or “Diastasis Recti.” This medical term refers to the widening of your left and right belly muscle. 

This condition can make the tummy appear round and poke out, even after you’ve given birth. Exercise makes minimal changes and is sometimes discouraged with severe cases. That’s why many women chose a tummy tuck or liposuction.

A tummy tuck is a medical procedure that removes excess skin, tightens abdominal muscles, and creates a curvier shape. This procedure helps the muscles that have come apart come back together. Exercise is only able to strengthen your muscles; only corrective surgery can undo the separation. 

A tummy tuck also improves the contour of the abdomen. This is done by doing a combination of skin tightening and muscle repair. All of these techniques help achieve that beautiful hourglass shape! 

Liposuction is a little different but provides similarly beautiful results. This procedure works by loosening and separating the fat cells. A thin probe then removes the fat. Lastly, the tummy is then blended and smoothened to create a natural appearance.

Whatever your tummy goals are, a mommy makeover can help achieve your desired shape.

Post-op Feelings 

Even after having a safe and successful surgery, many women report some levels of anxiety and regret. These thoughts and feelings are entirely normal and part of your body positivity journey. That’s why it’s essential to stay optimistic and hopeful during your recovery process. 

Some of the emotions you may experience are having no energy, mixed emotions, and nit-picking the appearance of your new body. Don’t worry, these feelings go away after a few weeks. Then your newfound appreciation for your body and confidence start to rise.

Usually, around the 3-12 months post-surgery mark, the swelling has mostly subsided. This is when others might notice and give compliments. This can be a very reassuring and joyous moment for you. You might also start having increased feelings of happiness and satisfaction with your choice and the results. 

Overall, your healing journey will be an empowering and hopeful time. 

Final Results

After you’ve fully healed from your mommy makeover surgery, all that’s left to do is to go out and feel confident! 

If you have any other questions, don’t forget to visit our Learning Center for more information!

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