A mommy makeover restores your pre-baby body after giving birth. Although the procedure does not affect your ability to get pregnant, it is not recommended that you have another child after a mommy makeover. Most professional plastic surgeons recommend this procedure for women who have finished having children to prevent needing revision surgeries.
Pregnancy is a life-changing event that causes permanent physical changes to a woman’s body. Unfortunately, these changes can lead to unhappiness in one’s appearance, negatively impacting their self-esteem, sociability, and romantic relationships. A mommy makeover is a collection of procedures that aims to restore confidence by improving the visible changes that occur after having children. Some common mommy makeover procedures include:
The specific treatment plan you undergo will be unique to your aesthetic goals and anatomy and will be fully customized to your needs.
One of the main concerns raised by women is whether having a mommy makeover will prevent them from becoming pregnant. Although most plastic surgeons do not recommend pregnancy after getting a mommy makeover, the procedures will not affect your ability to conceive or give birth. In addition, these procedures will not affect your pregnancy or your child’s health.
However, pregnancy following a mommy makeover is likely to undo some of the positive changes of your procedure. For instance, pregnancy causes your tummy and breasts to stretch, which could result in the need for additional surgeries after birth to restore their appearance. In addition, depending on which procedures you underwent, it can take up to six months to a year to recover fully. Becoming pregnant during recovery places significant strain on your body.
While skilled plastic surgeons can safely perform multiple mommy makeovers, revision surgeries can be expensive. Also, if tissues were compromised due to a lack of proper healing time from the first set of surgeries, results might not be as optimal as they were initially.
A mommy makeover can restore your confidence and self-esteem after childbirth. Although the procedure does not affect pregnancy or your baby’s safety, you will achieve the best results if you wait to have your surgery until after you have your last child. However, if you become pregnant after a mommy makeover, a revision is always possible.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lee B. Daniel is committed to helping you restore your self-confidence and appearance with individualized treatment plans and procedures. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation for a mommy makeover or to discuss a revision.