Featured story by: Cindy Smith.

As Dr. Jerry Chidester points out, this can be especially difficult for new moms already dealing with parenthood’s challenges. “Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gains and weight losses—there are so many things that can leave permanent marks on a woman’s body and leave her unhappy in her own skin,” says Chidester. “Not to mention, there’s childbirth itself, where her muscles can get so separated and she can lose all her core strength, leading to another set of problems. It’s not amusing when you can’t laugh or sneeze properly without risking an accident that would leave you embarrassed.”

With all the physical and emotional changes that come with pregnancy, many women are searching for solutions. Recent data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that more and more women are turning to plastic surgery after childbirth to regain their pre-pregnancy figure.

According to the ASPS, there has been a 31 percent increase in mommy makeovers in the past few years, with breast augmentation being the most popular procedure among new moms. Tummy-tuck procedures have also seen an impressive rise, increasing by 53 percent during this period. Additionally, labiaplasty is becoming increasingly popular among mothers as well, due to changes caused by childbirth.

These statistics demonstrate how common it is for women to seek out cosmetic surgeries after giving birth to restore their self-confidence. On top of that, Chidester has seen first-hand how popular this option can be for women who want to look and feel like they did before pregnancy. He recognized that these moms need a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience so he set out on a mission to help them return to their before-pregnancy self with his innovative Mommy Takeover procedure.

According to Chidester, his mission is simple: to empower women to embrace their renewed identity as a mother while still feeling comfortable in their skin once again. “I must admit that it’s inspiring to witness women reclaim the confidence that motherhood can take away,” he says. “These ladies are on a mission of self-love and acceptance without overblown adjustments or outrageous requests. They are not looking for crazy augmentations like huge breasts or a massive booty. They just want their old body back, and I want to be the one who will help them on that journey.”

Chidester’s Mommy Takeover procedure combines treatments such as liposuction, tummy-tuck surgery, breast augmentation or reduction and more to give the mother her desired look. It also includes post-operative care for recovery from any procedures performed during the Mommy Takeover process. Additionally, Chidester offers non-surgical options such as injectables like Botox or fillers for those who are looking for quicker, temporary results without invasive surgery.

Chidester also emphasizes that every mother is unique and requires a personalized approach to her Mommy Takeover procedure. That is why he makes sure that his team takes the time to understand each mother’s individual needs and preferences to tailor a treatment plan specifically for her. This ensures that the results of her Mommy Takeover will be precisely what she desires while also providing maximum safety and comfort throughout the process.

“Each mom can customize her procedure according to her wants and needs,” says Chidester. “And with post-operative care included in all procedures, mothers can rest assured knowing they are getting top-notch care from start to finish.”

By combining multiple procedures into one comprehensive package tailored to meet each mother’s individual needs and goals, Chidester has helped countless women feel like a younger, sexier version of themselves once again. His Mommy Takeovers have been praised by many moms who can now confidently look in the mirror and enjoy life without feeling self-conscious about their post-pregnancy body.

“I believe that every woman should be able to look in the mirror after childbirth and still see her true self reflected,” says Chidester. “A Mommy Takeover allows this by restoring her pre-baby figure and boosting her self-esteem.”


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