Mommy Makeover: How Soon Is Too Soon?

Chubby cheeks and sweet little kisses… there’s a lot to love about a new baby, but for most women, the changes that come to their bodies aren’t always appreciated. You can get your body back after baby. A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to fix your problem areas after pregnancy and breast feeding.

How soon after baby can you start considering a mommy makeover? Here are a few factors to consider;

Breast Feeding and Plastic Surgery Don’t Mix

Many surgeons recommend waiting until you’ve finished breastfeeding before undergoing plastic surgery. If you’re planning a mommy makeover, wait until you’ve finished breast feeding for the surgery. This will make recovery easier for you and will keep baby safe from the medications, pain killers, etc. you’ll need during and after surgery. As the breasts can take time to return to their normal size after breast feeding, it is generally recommended that you wait at least 6 months after you finish breast feeding before breast surgery.

Are You Finished Having Children?

A mommy makeover can be a dramatic transformation, but your results may be partially reversed by subsequent pregnancies, depending the amount of weight fluctuation. Sometimes, Dr. Sajjadian recommends waiting for a mommy makeover until you’ve finished bearing children. This ensures that your flat tummy, perky breasts, etc. will last. If you think you’re finished having children, but not certain, remember that you can have successful pregnancies after a mommy makeover and many women do successfully breastfeed after breast augmentation. The only downside is the potential for subsequent surgeries if you want to restore your body again.

Are You at Your Goal Weight?

For many women it can take time to return to their ideal weight after pregnancy. The body contouring procedures often included in a mommy makeover (like liposuction and a tummy tuck) can transform your body, but they aren’t weight loss treatments. You should be at your ideal weight, or within 5-10 pounds, before surgery.

What Do You Want to Change?

A Mommy Makeover is a highly customized set of treatments. Dr. Sajjadian uses his years of experience as a plastic surgeon to make recommendations about the best procedures to correct your problem areas. As a triple board certified surgeon he has a unique skillset that makes his especially qualified to perform the wide range of procedures required for a successful mommy makeover including breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction and tummytuck.

Get your body back after baby. Ask us about a mommy makeover today.