When is the right time to get a Mommy Makeover?

Planning To Get A Mommy Makeover

Breasts are often left elongated and deflated from the size fluctuations and trauma caused by pregnancy and childbirth. The round, compact and perky breasts you once had may stretch and sag while the nipple-areola complex enlarges and shifts downward. Breast lift surgery with or without augmentation is performed to restore youthful and perky breasts.

Often, pregnancy results in a condition known as rectus diasthasis, or the separation of the abdominal muscles. Tummy tuck surgery repairs this separation while trimming away lax abdominal skin.

Pregnancy causes drastic changes to your body, allowing fat pockets to become more noticeable in areas where they were not before. Unfortunately, even if you can find time to incorporate a healthy diet and exercise into your lifestyle, some areas of fat are resistant. The only sure way to rid yourself of these unwanted pockets of fat is liposuction.

Are You Still Planning On Having Children?

This question is essential when determining your Mommy Makeover candidacy. Additional pregnancies will impact—and possibly reverse—your surgical results. It is strongly suggested that you postpone any surgical procedure until you are sure that there will be no more pregnancies in your future.

Other Things To Consider When Choosing A Mommy Makeover

Any new mother can understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child. Suddenly, your schedule is not your own and you are at the beck and call of your little one.

This can prove difficult for someone who is recovering from surgery. A mommy makeover requires you to rest for several weeks—weeks that you will not be able to carry, play with, or take care of your child alone. You must have someone always present that will be able to help with these activities.

How Soon After Childbirth Should You Schedule Surgery?

Your body takes time to heal after having a child. Although it may sound appealing to jump onto the surgical table immediately following the birth, it is important to have patience. A healthy and fit individual will heal better than a person whose body is already working overtime to recuperate from childbirth.

The quality of your results will increase the closer you are to your desired weight. If you gained weight during pregnancy, you may want to try and lose some of it naturally before resorting to surgery.

Typically, surgeons suggest waiting six months to one year before undergoing a mommy makeover.  Patients who require an implant may be required to wait closer to one year.