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Deciding When The Time Is Right For A Mommy Makeover

Deciding When The Time Is Right For A Mommy Makeover

During pregnancy and childbirth, your body goes through many rapid changes that can leave you looking and feeling different than before. While creating, carrying, and birthing a baby is a wonderful and powerful feat to be proud of, it alters the body and makes many women miss the way they looked pre-pregnancy. A Mommy Makeover is a term that refers to several cosmetic surgeries that can all be done at once or in succession to one another to contour the body. Before you get your Mommy Makeover, you need to be sure to time it right so that you get the best results possible and have the smoothest recovery. Here is how you can tell if you’re ready.

How To Determine If It’s Time For A Mommy Makeover

Recovery After Childbirth. Before you opt for surgery, you need to be healed from giving birth. If you don’t give your body ample time to heal before getting surgery, your body will have a harder time recovering, as it will be trying to heal multiple areas at once. 

Breast Feeding. Mothers who choose to breastfeed may undergo dramatic changes in their breasts, including differences in the size, shape, elasticity, nipple position, and nipple size. A Mommy Makeover can include breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction to revise these differences and return breasts to their pre-breast feeding state; however, this should only be done if the mother is already finished breastfeeding so that her breast size and shape, etc. are no longer fluctuating. Mothers should also consider if they will want to breastfeed again later in the future, as the ability to breastfeed after breast surgery may be compromised and breastfeeding after revision surgery may alter the results of any mammoplasty performed during the Mommy Makeover.

Plans For Having Other Children. Wait until you have finished having all of the children you plan before scheduling a Mommy Makeover. While getting cosmetic surgery will in no way impact the health of any future pregnancies, it may reduce the body contouring effects of the surgery. Waiting to have all of your children before receiving this surgery will prolong your results.

Your Goal Weight. Weight often fluctuates during and after pregnancy, as your body needs different distributions of fat while carrying the baby. And pregnancy, both during and after birth, can affect your lifestyle and habits, leading to weight change. While this is a completely natural part of childbearing, some key parts of a Mommy Makeover, such as abdominoplasty and breast reductions, have the best results when a person is within 10 lbs of their ideal weight and can maintain that weight for at least 6 months. It may take 3 months to 1 year to return to a weight similar to pre-pregnancy and to have that weight be stable. Maintaining a steady weight before and after your Mommy Makeover will allow for the best results.

Opportunity To Rest. When you have surgery, your body needs several weeks of rest to aid in the healing process. If you have a newborn baby, that can make it a lot harder to get the rest you require. While you recover from your Mommy Makeover, you will require frequent, restful sleep and you will have to refrain from too much lifting, bending, or otherwise strenuous activity. This can be very difficult when you are the mother of a young child, as these are key elements in childcare. Because you will need to be less active for the first period of your recovery and because you will require sleep, it is best to get your cosmetic surgery when you have someone available to help you take care of the child.

Mommy Makeovers In Kelowna

To make sure your body is ready for surgery, you should wait anywhere between 6 months to 1 year postpartum to get a Mommy Makeover. More importantly, you should wait until you have had all of the children you planned to have and breastfeed, and you are at a place in your life where you can take 2 to 6 weeks to adequately heal after surgery.

If you have considered the above conditions and believe you either are ready for a Mommy Makeover or you know when you will be ready, then schedule a consultation with Peterson MD in Kelowna. At your consultation with Dr. Peterson, you will discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and Dr. Peterson will assess which procedures will be most beneficial to get you back to your pre-baby body and into a more happy and confident state of mind. To schedule a consultation, call Peterson MD in Kelowna at 1-250-868-9099 or fill out the online contact form.


Q: How many procedures will it take to complete my Mommy Makeover?
A: Depending on the number of treatments you are receiving, Dr. Peterson will determine if your Mommy Makeover can be done in a single procedure or over several surgical sessions.

Q: I’m considering a breast reduction as part of my Mommy Makeover. How substantial are regular breast reductions?
A: Most breast reductions result in a size decrease of one to two cup sizes. However, breast reductions can be made for as little as half a cup size or up to nearly any size you desire. Speak to your plastic surgeon about your exact goals for your procedure.

Q: Are liposuction and other body contouring options only used on the stomach?
A: No, liposuction, body contouring, and other skin firming options are available for other parts of the body. Popular areas for cosmetic surgery include the arms, thighs, stomach, and breasts. Consult with Peterson MD if you have any questions about other services offered or other areas you want contoured.

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