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How Long After Giving Birth or Breast Feeding Should I Wait Before Having My Mommy Makeover?




Mothers sacrifice a lot for their kids. In addition to being a personal planner, chauffeur, cook, daily cleaning service, and tutor, moms also endure the many changes that can occur during and after pregnancy to their bodies.


Growth of the baby during pregnancy can lead to extra skin on the abdomen, stretch marks, and separation of the abdominal muscles (aka rectus diastases). Following pregnancy, breast feeding can lead to stretched out, deflated breasts. These changes can often be very difficult to reverse. That's where Plastic Surgery procedures of the breast and abdomen, the combination of which is commonly referred to as a "Mommy Makeover", can be extremely powerful in regaining or even exceeding your pre-pregnancy contour and shape.


I always recommend the following before considering a "Mommy Makeover"

  1. Make sure you are finished having children- The same changes that occurred to your body during pregnancy or breast feeding can happen again if you become pregnant after your Plastic Surgery procedure. With all the time, effort, and cost involved in getting a Mommy Makeover, make sure you set yourself up for success!

  2. Wait at least 6 months after pregnancy and at least 6 months after you finish breast feeding. This will give your body time to get back to your new normal.

  3. Be at a stable weight that is realistic for you for at least 3-6 months. You don't want to have surgery while you are still going through active weight changes, both up or down. Adopt a healthy lifestyle, but don't go on an unsustainable fad diet that includes drinking water for 2 meals a day. You will eventually gain the weight back. If you lose or gain significant weight after your Mommy Makeover, then you will gain unwanted fullness or loose skin. Be at your happy weight and one that you can maintain and your results will be long lasting.


Follow these three rules and you'll be set up for success.


After all you've sacrificed in being a mother; you deserve some time to be selfish and treat yourself!