Mommy Makeover Patient Tells Her Story on Today Show
Many moms struggle with part of their bodies that they can’t get back to their pre-pregnancy look even with diet and exercise. 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.
Rice had a “mommy makeover,” a term that refers to moms who undergo multiple cosmetic surgery procedures to restore or improve their post-pregnancy bodies.
Before pregnancy Rice was fit and happy with her body. “I worked out a lot … Obviously I had more time on my hands,” she said.
While she was pregnant, Rice gained about 48 pounds, and even after she lost her pregnancy weight she says her breasts and stomach were saggy. She varied her workout routine to try and get rid of the stubborn fat, but nothing helped her trouble spots. “My confidence level went down,” she said.
She decided to get a mommy makeover to get back to what she used to look like and how she used to feel about herself.
Rice had three cosmetic procedures — liposuction, a tummy tuck and a breast lift — and appeared on the Today Show just two weeks after the surgeries to show off the results. “I’m ready to start 2011 in a new beautiful body,” she said.
Her surgeon, Dr. Loren Schechter, said Rice was a great candidate for the procedures because she’s healthy and she works out. “Not everyone is a candidate to combine surgeries,” he said.
How long should new moms wait before having 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.