38-year old Minnie Driver gave birth to her first child, a boy, whom she named Henry Story Driver, last month, on September 5, 2008. This month, she appeared on the red carpet wearing a miniskirt, leading many to speculate how the new mother could recover her svelte figure so quickly.
Mommy makeovers are usually done several months to years after giving birth, in order to give the body a chance to lose weight naturally, although there might be some residual excess skin.
Plastic surgeon, Dr. Jennifer Walden says, “Mommy makeovers are most effective 6 months to a year after having a baby, as that time frame allows the body to re-establish equilibrium after the physiologic changes associated with pregnancy. Also, mom can lose most of the weight prior to any plastic surgery procedure involving removal of redundant skin or tightening of stretched out abdominal muscles.”
As Minnie appeared on the red carpet relatively soon after giving birth, it is unlikely that her weight loss was due to plastic surgery, but more likely the result of healthy living including diet and exercise, before, during and after the pregnancy.
Dr. Walden says, “Minnie Driver looks as if she has lost much of the baby weight after having her precious little son. However, I do not think she has had a ‘mommy makeover’ (breast implants and/or lift with tummy tuck) in this short amount of time since the child’s birth.
After having him 7 weeks ago, it seems she is looking much thinner, which can be expected for a healthy young mother who did not seem to have gained an extreme amount of weight during her pregnancy. She also has likely been exercising throughout and after the pregnancy as well as a little dieting since having him.
I think she is just bouncing back and is in great shape.”
Indeed, Minnie kept busy during her pregnancy, filming a new film, Motherhood with actress Uma Thurman, which will be arriving in theaters next year.
Minnie looks great and will no doubt continue to make more great films in the future.
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