In order to better explain “when is the right time for a mommy makeover”, we first need to discuss exactly what a mommy makeover is. Typically, the mommy makeover consists of a number of cosmetic surgery procedures aimed at helping mothers reclaim the body they had before pregnancy and childbirth. These procedures may include some or all of the following:
- Tummy Tuck
- Liposuction to the tummy, thighs, back, and arms
- Breast lift to help with sagging breasts
- Breast augmentation adding implants to increase size and volume
- A combination of the above two procedures
Things to Consider before Scheduling a Mommy Makeover
Before you actually schedule a mommy makeover, there are several things that must be taken into consideration. To start with you need to give your body time to recover from being pregnant. We recommend you wait until the stretched skin has had time return to its normal condition prior to your pregnancy and if possible until you have returned to your pre-pregnancy weight or as close as possible. This ensures you get the best possible results.
If you are breastfeeding and you are considering a breast lift or augmentation, you will need to wait until your child is weaned and your milk has dried up. We prefer you to wait for at least three months after you have finished breast feeding, no matter which procedure you are interested in.
It is going to take you a few weeks to fully recover from your mommy makeover, so you will need to be sure you have plenty of help with the little ones before the surgery. It is going to take you a few weeks to fully recover, so make sure you have plenty of help to avoid the possibility of complications that can occur because you are trying to do too much.
Request an Appointment
Dr. Weiler offers free consultations where you can learn more about the mommy makeover and whether it is right for you. If you are ready to take the next step, contact us now at (225) 399-0001 to schedule an appointment to meet the doctor.