After Baby: The Boost Your Body Needs

Between overnight feedings and an endless cycle of changing diapers and doing laundry, life simply doesn’t return to anything resembling “normal” for most new parents. Even a year or more after a little one’s arrival, it can be nearly impossible to find enough time to take care of yourself. As a result, for many new mothers, regaining their pre-baby body remains an elusive challenge.

Pregnancy can result in many drastic changes to your body, including stubborn weight gain. If you’re struggling to get back in pre-baby shape, a ‘mommy makeover’ with Dr. Samson, will give your body the boost it needs. 

 Here are 5 Things Dr. Samson Wants You To Know about a Mommy Makeover Surgery. 

1. Liposuction recovery time is probably shorter than you think

You’ve dieted. You’ve exercised. But despite your best efforts, some stubborn weight remains in a few places. Liposuction offers a noninvasive solutionfor sculpting those areas you can’t seem to target through diet and exercise alone. For most people, recovery time for liposuction treatmentis just a couple of days with a little soreness for the following week or two — critical for a busy mom who’s schedule doesn’t allow for much downtime.

2. Stretch marks can be removed with tummy tuck procedure

Pregnancies often result in more than just stubborn fat accumulation — excess skin can also appear, particularly on the abdomen. While liposuction only removes fat, a tummy tuck will tighten the skin and can also restore weakened abdominal muscles. Many women develop stretch marks around their midsections during pregnancy. As long as they appear on the skin being removed, tummy tuck patients can say goodbye to those unwanted marks.

3. You can “try on” breast implant sizes before you decide

Whether you chose to breastfeed or not, many mothers experience changes in their breasts following pregnancies. Or, maybe now that you’re done having children, you’re ready to make changes to your bust that you’ve been thinking about for years. Before deciding on a breast augmentation, make sure to view before and after photos to get a sense of what size and placement you feel is right for you. Your surgeon will also discuss all the techniques and options available, as well as help you try on breast implants of different sizes.

4. Thigh lifts offer long-lasting improvements

There are a number of reasons you might consider a thigh liftas part of your mommy makeover. A lift can remove loose or sagging skin, banish unflattering fat deposits and can even improve cellulite. The best candidates for thigh lift procedures are women who have reached a stable post-pregnancy weight. Recovery time for thigh lifts vary, but most patients are able to return to work in two to three weeks. The results are long-lasting, and in many cases, permanent.

5. You can combine procedures and get fantastic results

Many women looking to regain or improve their bodies post-pregnancy opt to combine two or more procedures. For example, liposuction is often combined with a upper arm lift, which results in a more contoured, athletic look. Liposuction can also be combined with a tummy tuck, or a thigh lift, for optimal results. If you’re unsure, spend some time viewing before and after galleries, or read stories of moms who have gone through the procedures themselves.

Dr. Samson understands the changes pregnancy can take on a woman’s body. In October 2017, Dr. Samson performed a Mommy Makeover on his wife, Rachel, mom of their 3 children, which included liposuction and implant removal and replace (exchange) surgery with Dr. Samson. You can read her surgery story here:

No matter what your aesthetic, Samson Aesthetics offers a full range of cosmetic surgery services to clients in the Port Orange area and can help women achieve the post-pregnancy body they’re looking for. Visit us online at or call us at 386-262-1556 to set up an appointment.