You have welcomed your little one and are basking in the joys of motherhood. You might also be wondering if now is a good time to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body. Diet and exercise can get you far, but some areas can only be improved by cosmetic surgery. Moms often wonder if a mommy makeover is right for them and whether it can help them regain their body confidence.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures that improve areas of your body impacted by pregnancy. These procedures can include a tummy tuck to tighten and firm your midsection, breast augmentation and breast lift to lift and restore lost volume to the breasts, and liposuction to eliminate stubborn fat deposits.
Although it’s called a mommy makeover, you don’t have to be a new mom or a mom at all to benefit from this procedure. It’s for anyone who wants to address multiple concerns at once, such as improving the breasts, slimming the midsection, and eliminating stubborn fat.
Factors To Consider When Deciding To Have a Mommy Makeover
Here are some things to consider before setting the date for your procedure.
Are You at Least 6 Months Post-Pregnancy?
Having a baby can take a toll on your body, and you want to make sure you are getting enough rest and proper nutrition after giving birth. It takes time for your body to heal and get strong again, and it may not be a good idea to undergo a surgical procedure right away.
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons says it’s a good idea to wait 6 months to 1 year after having a baby before undergoing a mommy makeover.
Can You Handle the Recovery Period?
Mommy makeover recovery can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months, and you should make sure you have the physical and emotional capacity to handle the recovery. You will need to consider who can take care of your kids during those initial weeks you are recuperating. If you have older children, you will have to make arrangements for school drop-offs and other activities.
Do You Plan To Have More Children in the Future?
If you plan to have more children, it’s a good idea to wait for your mommy makeover. Although it’s usually physically safe to get pregnant after a mommy makeover, pregnancy will affect your results. Sudden weight gain during a subsequent pregnancy can stretch your skin, potentially undoing your breast augmentation and tummy tuck results.
For more information on mommy makeover and mommy makeover recovery, read our related blog post.
Planning the timing for your mommy makeover is important, and you can time it more easily when you consider the above factors. We have helped moms from every walk of life achieve a more contoured silhouette, as you can see in our patients’ before and after photos. If you are ready for a mommy makeover, request a consultation at our Sacramento or Granite Bay office or call us at (916) 929-1833 to schedule an appointment.