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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

I Just Had a Baby: How Soon Can I Have My Mommy Makeover?

Posted December 21, 2023 in Mommy Makeover

If you’re a new mother considering a Mommy Makeover, you may wonder how soon you can have your procedure after giving birth. It’s important to note that you cannot get a Mommy Makeover immediately after giving birth; however, you can start planning your procedure as soon as you’d like.

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How Long Should I Wait to Have A Mommy Makeover After Giving Birth?

It is generally required to wait a minimum of six months after giving birth before having any type of invasive plastic surgery procedure. Women will typically wait six to twelve months before having their Mommy Makeover. Take time to enjoy your baby and let your body adjust. How long you need to wait will also depend on which procedures you end up getting.

Body Changes After Pregnancy

After pregnancy, your body will have undergone many changes, so it’s essential to give yourself time for your body to heal and recover before putting your body through any surgical changes. Waiting is also crucial since your body will likely fluctuate in weight the months after giving birth, so the procedures you need in your Mommy Makeover may change depending on how your body changes during that waiting period.

Factors to Consider With Mommy Makeover Timeline

Some factors to consider during this time in between giving birth and getting your Mommy Makeover are breastfeeding, healing after a c-section, and the settling of the breasts and uterus.

While pregnant and also during breastfeeding, the breasts tend to enlarge dramatically. After breastfeeding, many women lose volume in their breasts and experience sagging. Keep this in mind, as you’ll likely want to be done entirely with breastfeeding before your Mommy Makeover so that any breast augmentation or breast lift you get during your procedure won’t be reversed by additional breastfeeding.

If you gave birth via cesarean section, that may also delay your Mommy Makeover procedure date, since you’ll need to be fully healed from your c-section. In particular, if you plan on getting a tummy tuck as part of your Mommy Makeover, that surgery will repair loose core muscles and flatten the belly.

Overall, it takes some time for the breasts and uterus to settle back to “normal” after pregnancy. The size of the breasts will fluctuate with milk production and breastfeeding, and it is best to wait until the mom is done providing nutrition this way before getting any breast procedures done. For the uterus, it takes around six to eight weeks to return to its pre-pregnancy state, which will affect the appearance of the stomach. This is another reason why waiting before having a Mommy Makeover is essential.

With all the changes pregnancy has on your body, it is highly recommended that you have your Mommy Makeover once you are no longer planning on any more pregnancies. Getting this procedure will not affect your ability to get pregnant again. However, future pregnancies can severely impair and may even reverse the results of your Mommy Makeover.

What Can I Plan Ahead of Time?

While you must wait a while before scheduling your Mommy Makeover, you can still progress toward your body goals by planning ahead. Deciding which procedures you want to get and researching board-certified plastic surgeons to choose from are two big things you can get started on right away.

The procedures that are typically included in a Mommy Makeover are combinations of breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, tummy tuck, liposuction, and labiaplasty. Mommy Makeovers are highly personalized procedures, however, so if there are any other surgeries you are interested in, let your surgeon know during your consultation.

When choosing which procedures you want, it is also essential to consider the various recovery times needed and how that will affect your life as a new mom. Surgery and recovery time can stress the body at a time when you don’t need additional responsibilities. You may want to wait to have your Mommy Makeover in a few extra years until your latest child is in preschool. Or, you might decide to have your Mommy Makeover as soon as possible and plan to have a family member assist or hire other childcare help while you recover.

Want To Know More About Mommy Makeovers in Weston, FL?

If you are interested in getting a Mommy Makeover in Weston, FL, call 954-659-7760 or 877-250-8117 to schedule a consultation, or fill out our online contact form today!

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