All of us have an obsession with celebrities at different stages of our lives, and we Indians are well aware (or I say typically obsessed) of Bollywood faces like Aishwarya Rai or Shilpa Shetty. We have enjoyed watching all their life events for nearly a decade, and recently they have become quite famous for the birth of their babies. During the post-pregnancy period, these fashion divas have set fashion trends with their maternity wear, and the body changes. They have just started their journey, and talk of a "mommy makeover" is premature, but as we watch these moms, we may wonder that is normal. Through the lens of page-3 photos, we may be under the illusion that celebrity moms return to their pre-baby selves instantaneously; however, it is important to understand that all transformations take time. While thoughts of a mommy makeover are far from their mind, we have to remember that each of us will recover from pregnancy at different rates, and we just need to enjoy the journey.
When it is time to consider surgery, we urge all patients to do their homework before having surgery. After the birth of a child, it takes several months for your body to return to its pre-pregnancy form. During pregnancy, the body makes hormones and changes to allow for the birth and growth of the new child. Not only does the abdomen have to stretch to accommodate the growing child, but breasts engorge to help provide milk for the baby. Once these changes are no longer necessary, the skin will contract to varying degrees in an effort to return the body to its pre-pregnancy state. These surgeries are body contouring procedures, not weight loss procedures. To ensure that you have a long-lasting result, It's important to have stopped breast-feeding because your breasts need to return to their normal size and shape and stop producing milk. Additionally, we advise patients to have completed their family before proceeding.