If you follow me on my personal Instagram, you’re probably up to date already with the newest member of my family, Luca. He was born in June, something most people have a hard time believing because I certainly don’t look as though I gave birth to my third kiddo so recently! This has sparked me to share some secrets about my Mommy Makeover.
Having a new baby is such a blessing, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t come with many challenges as well. Aside from the ups and downs of running Bella while caring for a newborn (and the lack of sleep!), one of the downsides is just nature being nature and making all sorts of changes to my body during pregnancy.
In general, I am super low maintenance. I don’t do makeup or even blow dry my hair. I’m all about treatments that keep me looking young and healthy without adding time to my already hectic schedule.
I wanted to take a few minutes to share my secrets to feeling fabulous right after giving birth. I’d love to say my new mommy glow is natural, but I did use technology to give mother nature a little push here and there and I’m happier than ever with the results.
Not only does looking my best help with the post-pregnancy blues, but my Mommy Makeover also got me feeling refreshed and back to myself in no time.
My Mommy Makeover
One of the first things I did so that I’d look bright-eyed and wide awake despite my lack of sleep was ask Dr. Bedford to work her magic with Botox.
I feel like Botox often gets a bad rep, but it’s one of the most wonderful treatments out there if done professionally and by someone who knows their craft! I think of Botox as an art form, and I knew I was in good hands with Dr. Bedford.
Next, I did Bella’s Lux Thermi Smooth Body Treatment to work on my inner and back thighs. It’s like liposuction but without the invasive surgery. Often called Laser Lipo, this treatment is always my go to for smoothing and tightening areas that might need a little help. I used it to treat cellulite on my thighs, but it also works wonders for reducing excess weight and sagging skin on the abdomen after pregnancy.
Plasma Pen works like a magic eraser, and it definitely did not disappoint me this time around. It got rid of a few fine lines and lifted my under-eye bags to give me a bright look. The result was almost as beautiful as that pregnant glow – something that quickly fades right after you give birth and the sleepless nights kick in!
The best part is that the results are immediate and become even more visible a few weeks post-treatment. I’ll continue to see results for years to come too. Thank you, amazing Plasma Pen!
CryoSlimming is one of our newest treatments and I’m so proud to say I was Bella’s first patient!
CryoSlimming got my body looking back to its old self. It’s my go-to for weight loss, especially in my tummy area. It uses low temperatures to destroy fat cells (also known as “fat freezing”). I instantly lost an inch in the first session, but I recommend at least five to drop several inches. You can do one session every two weeks without downtime, as this is the time it takes for your body to eliminate the dead fat cells.
Oh, and it’s very comfortable and only lasts around 30 minutes which is pretty much all the time you have to spare with a new baby!
Like any regular weight loss regimen, dropping a few pounds without toning is a huge no-no, and even more so when you’ve just given birth. CryoToning tones your body by using cold temperatures (plus, it improves your metabolism in the treated area).
It stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which results in a tightening effect. I had my abdomen area done to speed up the elasticity, but you can do any part of the body, including arms, breasts, cleavage and more!
So that’s it! This whole process helped me to feel like myself again, which is so important for women who are post-partum. I did them all at Bella and I can personally testify to not only the amazing results but also the effect it has had on my state of mind.
I think self-care is always important, but particularly if you are feeling vulnerable or less confident about yourself as new mothers often do. Whatever your specific needs are, a Mommy Makeover at Bella can boost your self-confidence and allow you to fully embrace the beauty of motherhood.