There are many transformations that accompany having a child, including the physical transitions caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding. Some of the body changes that develop while pregnant—such as stretched abdominal muscles, loose skin, and excess fatty deposits—cannot be easily improved through dieting and exercise, causing many patients to treat these concerns with a Mommy Makeover. When it comes to how soon one can safely pursue a Mommy Makeover after giving birth, the truth is some patience will be required while your body recovers from the stressors of pregnancy.
A Mommy Makeover refers to a series of surgical and non-surgical procedures incorporated into one treatment plan with the goal of addressing multiple cosmetic concerns at once. For many women, this is seen as the most effective way to restore their pre-baby figure. While we understand the desire to fulfill your aesthetic goals as soon as possible, it’s typically best to delay a Mommy Makeover for the following reasons:
- The breasts and skin often continue to change after pregnancy, making it necessary to give your body time to “settle”
- The best results are usually seen when surgery is pursued after nursing is complete
- Waiting can give new mothers time to care for their newborn without the limitations imposed by the recovery period
Dr. Scott Miller, our highly skilled board-certified plastic surgeon and one of the early adopters of the Mommy Makeover, recommends waiting six months to one year after the birth of your child before starting the treatment process. This range fluctuates depending on which procedures you’re interested in, and liposuction can often be performed sooner than more invasive surgeries like abdominoplasty. Dr. Miller can discuss the best treatment timeline for your goals during a consultation.
If you have any questions about your Mommy Makeover options, or if you would like to speak with Dr. Miller in a personal appointment, please contact our practice today.Previous Post Next Post