When To Book A Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy

You adore your child, you can’t find enough time to be with them, but you definitely don’t love what you see in the mirror. Pregnancy changes not only your life, but your body. Fortunately, the changes to your body don’t have to be forever. You can do something about that with a mommy makeover. Let’s find out when to book a mommy makeover after pregnancy.

Most Common Procedures Included In A Mommy Makeover

Although these are the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover, each patient chooses their particular wish list of improvements guided by the plastic surgery specialists at New England Plastic Surgery Center.

Breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reduction, liposuction, and abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) are the common combo of procedures. Each woman’s body is different and there are many variables involved.

There is really no standard. It is important that you pick the right timing and the right combination.

When Is It The Right Time?

First and foremost your body needs time to recover from childbirth, then time to recover from the various procedures.

For example, if you had a typical uncomplicated vaginal birth, you need a minimum of 6 weeks before you can consider having plastic surgery. With a C section, expect you will need at least 8 weeks, and of course, with your doctor’s OK.

If you are breastfeeding, you should wait at least 3 to 6 months after the production of milk has ceased.

A Mommy Makeover Is Not For Weight Loss

You should be close to your normal weight prior to pregnancy before having any procedure. Even if you are pre-baby weight and in good health, there will still be some excess skin around your abdomen and breasts that certain procedures can improve.

Planning Is The Key To Success

Deciding when to book a mommy makeover after pregnancy takes some thought and planning.

They include the following:

  • If you are planning to have more children in the near future, it might be wise to wait until you have completed your family before deciding to have a mommy makeover. If you do pursue surgery and later become pregnant again, you can opt for a revision.
  • Tummy tuck surgery requires a lot of bed rest, and you will compromise the procedure with any lifting. This can be problematic with a new baby. Talk with an experienced plastic surgeon about how long you should wait.
  • If you smoke, you might not be a candidate for a mommy makeover as it inhibits the body’s ability to heal.
  • Certain medical conditions can increase the risk of complications.

Despite the cutesy name, these procedures are still surgery. You and plastic surgeon Loreen Ali, MD should speak at length about when to book a mommy makeover after pregnancy and if it’s right for you.

Contact New England Plastic Surgery Center at (978) 942-4835 if you are considering a mommy makeover in the Lowell area after your pregnancy. You can also request an appointment with Dr. Ali using our secure online form.