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How Soon After My Child Is Born Can I Get A Mommy Makeover?

Kelowna Plastic surgeon mommy makeover

For many moms, diet, exercise, and even running around after energetic children isn’t enough to promote weight loss and skin toning after pregnancy. This is why more and more women are considering “mommy makeovers” to rejuvenate and restore their figure. 


What Is A Mommy Makeover?

"Mommy makeover" is a term used for a combination of rejuvenation procedures designed to help reduce the changes that pregnancy causes the body. It may include a breast lift or augmentation, an abdominoplasty, or liposuction. The procedures included in the makeover depend on the mother's aesthetic goals.

 

How Soon Can I Get A Mommy Makeover?

While some moms might want to restore their figure to its pre-baby appearance as possible, it’s not the best idea to jump into choosing the operation. 

Waiting an appropriate amount of time before choosing the procedure is beneficial because:

  • First of all, pregnancy creates a huge number of changes in the body, and it can take women a while for their body to settle into any kind of “normal” post-baby state. Once you settle into this state, it can be easier for you and your surgeon to decide on what changes should be made to attain predictable, natural-looking, and sustainable results.
  • Additionally, the procedure itself requires a significant amount of downtime: anywhere from one to two weeks, depending on the procedures chosen. If you are feeling exhausted after your pregnancy or spending sleepless nights as a new parent, it may be best to take some time to relax and recover before choosing to undergo an operation.
  • Finally, a mom may opt to breastfeed her children after giving birth, which can have an impact on breast volume. Waiting until these changes have “settled” and stabilized can, as mentioned before, help you get the most beautiful and sustainable results.

Okay, you might be wondering, I can’t get a Mommy Makeover right away, but when can I get one? The following questions can help you estimate a time frame, although it is always best to contact a Kelowna plastic surgeon for a customized treatment plan.

 

What Can Impact Your Mommy Makeover Time Frame

Do You Plan On Having More Children?

While having children after a mommy makeover won’t negatively impact your child, it may undo some of the positive effects of your surgery. For this reason, it’s a good idea to make sure that you are completely done having children.

Are You Back To Your Pre-Pregnancy Weight?

The best candidates for the body contouring procedures that are key parts of a mommy makeover, such as abdominoplasty, are already close to or at their normal weight. In many cases, it can take from three months to a year for moms who gained the recommended 25-35 pounds during pregnancy to shed the last few baby pounds. While it may seem a long time to wait, it can help your plastic surgeon deliver the best possible result.

Are You Breastfeeding Your Child?

Many moms opt to breastfeed their kids, which can have an effect on breast volume both during and after that time period. However, most surgeons suggest moms wait 6 months to 1 year after ending breastfeeding to have an operation. This can definitely push the date for a mommy makeover back, but it is well worth it to ensure that you are able to get the results that you want.

If you aren’t breastfeeding, that still doesn’t mean you should schedule a breast procedure right away. This is because weight gain during pregnancy affects the whole body, including the breast area. It is best to wait until you are close to your pre-pregnancy weight before deciding on what kind of procedure would work best for you.

 

Get A Personalized Consultation

As you can see from the above, how long it can take before you should get a mommy makeover depends on the item on your list with the longest waiting time. For example, even if your weight is stabilized at pre-baby levels, if you are still breastfeeding, you will have to wait until you stop. Or, if you are not breastfeeding but other health issues have not been resolved, you will still have to wait until you are healthy.

While the fact that mothers should wait anywhere between 6 months postpartum to 1 year after breastfeeding to schedule their mommy makeover may seem like a broad range, this is because all patients and their needs are different. Even if that time is a long way off for you, it’s not too early to start the research process: you can browse our blogs to learn about abdominoplasty, breast enhancement, and body contouring. To get in touch with our understanding team, call us at 250-868-9099 or reach out to us online.


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