How Soon Can I get a Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy?
A mother’s body undergoes many changes during pregnancy to support her baby’s development. Unfortunately, it can take much longer than expected for a new mother to regain her prepregnancy figure. If you’ve recently had a child, a mommy makeover can help you feel more confident about your appearance. Here’s an overview of the procedures involved in a mommy makeover, as well as how long you should wait before seeing a plastic surgeon.
Physical Changes a Mommy Makeover Can Address
Women’s bodies go through several notable changes over the course of pregnancy, namely the development of a larger stomach and breasts. As a result, new mothers often find themselves with excess skin in the abdominal area and sagging or a loss of volume in the breasts after giving birth. While exercise and a healthy diet can have positive effects on these postnatal changes, a comprehensive mommy makeover can help target specific areas.
Which Procedures Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?
If you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover, a board-certified plastic surgeon can help you decide which options to pursue. Based on your goals, a mommy makeover can include the following procedures:
- Tummy tuck
- Breast augmentation and/or a breast lift
- Vaginal rejuvenation
How Long Should I Wait Before Getting a Mommy Makeover?
Pregnancy puts your body through an enormous amount of stress. As a result, it’s important to wait at least six months after you’ve given birth or finished breastfeeding to have surgery. You should also hold off on seeking treatment until you’ve finished having children.
It’s worth noting that mommy makeovers are intended to contour the body rather than create rapid weight loss. You should be at or close to your ideal post-birth weight to improve the likelihood of positive, lasting results.
Every woman is affected differently by pregnancy and childbirth. Elizabeth A. Kinsley, MD has worked with patients in New Orleans and the Northshore for decades. As a woman and a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kinsley uses her expertise to provide patients with guidance and help them achieve their goals. To book a consultation at our office in Mandeville, call (985) 893-3737 today.