Motherhood is one of the most gratifying experiences of life, but it comes with significant changes to the physique. As bodies adjust postpartum, sometimes the physical changes can take an emotional toll. Noticeable differences include abdomen skin laxity or muscle bulge, breast deflation or sagging, and generalized increase in fat deposition in the “love-handles” or inner thighs. These changes can be significant, and unfortunately, are typically resistant to diet and exercise.

Many patients struggle with lax or sagging skin in and around the breast and abdominal areas. Others experience more complicated challenges caused by overstretched or damaged muscles. Dr. Karan Chopra, a partner at TC Plastic Surgery in the suburbs of Minneapolis, MN, explains that for this reason, the Mommy Makeover is one of the most requested procedures at his practice.

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