When Is The Right Time For A Mommy Makeover?

Mother with DaughterThough having children and becoming a mother can be truly rewarding, the changes many women’s bodies undergo during pregnancy and breastfeeding can be difficult to resolve. Intended to help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy appearance, a mommy makeover can tighten loose, excess skin, diminish stubborn fat buildups, and rejuvenate your breasts for a more youthful shape and projection. While many women are eager to address these aesthetic concerns, choosing a time for surgery that is best for them as well as their children is imperative to achieve optimal results.

First of all, it is recommended that you wait until after you are done having children to receive a mommy makeover, as the outcomes of your operation could be compromised by the stretching of skin and other changes that may be experienced during and/or after any additional pregnancies. Secondly, a woman’s body still undergoes changes after a child is born, meaning weight gained during pregnancy can begin to drop off and stretched skin can return to its normal shape for some individuals. Additionally, the breasts typically become enlarged during pregnancy and breastfeeding, while afterward they may lose volume or begin to sag. Before you schedule your mommy makeover, you want to make sure your body has settled from these changes to maximize the results of liposuction, tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, or mastopexy.

Lastly, it may take about two to three weeks for you to feel mostly recovered from your mommy makeover, depending on the combination of procedures you received (heavy lifting is still usually restricted for approximately six weeks). For this reason, we recommend scheduling your mommy makeover during a time when you can arrange for some help with childcare and everyday activities, allowing you to rest well and recuperate safely for optimal results.

Dr. Paul LoVerme

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