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When Is the Best Time to Have Mommy Makeover?

Written by Dr. Sean Maguire on March 9, 2019

Best time for a mommy makeover

Dr. Sean Maguire of Physician’s Center for Beauty offers mommy makeover to satisfy the desires of women who wish to reclaim the body and breasts they had before pregnancy and nursing.

If you are interested in restoring the beautiful curves you enjoyed before having kids, you may wonder about the “right” or “best” time to have mommy makeover.

Although there is not an exact timetable for having mommy makeover, there are a few criteria that can help guide you as you consider your options.

Fully Healed from Childbirth

Pregnancy and childbirth take quite a toll on the body, and therefore you must allow yourself time to recover before undergoing elective cosmetic surgery. Because mommy makeover is a major operation that requires anesthesia, you should be in excellent health at the time of surgery. You should need a clean bill of health from your primary doctor before pursuing mommy makeover.

Reached (Or Gotten Close To) Your Goal Weight

Another guideline to think about when timing your mommy makeover is whether you have attained your “goal weight” or a weight at which you feel comfortable. Attaining and maintaining your goal weight helps your surgeon determine how best to perform the operation to your body requirements. If you were to lose or gain a lot of weight after mommy makeover, you could jeopardize your aesthetic results.

Also, keep in mind that the breasts expand and contract while breastfeeding, so you will need to allow time for your breast size and shape to stabilize before having mommy makeover. A good rule of thumb is to wait at least six months after you wean your baby, although you should ask your surgeon what he or she recommends.

Finished Having Children

Ideally, you want to postpone your mommy makeover until you are reasonably sure you are finished having children. This gives you the best chances for maintaining your results for many years to come. Should you become pregnant after mommy makeover, you risk re-stretching your abdominal skin and muscles and your breast tissue, and may need additional surgery to restore your results.

Discuss Mommy Makeover with Dr. Maguire

If you have questions about timing your mommy makeover that you would like to discuss, Dr. Maguire invites you to schedule a consultation at our practice. Please call or email us today to request an appointment.

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