When Is the Right Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy transforms a woman’s body, and as many mothers know, the effects can be significant. While these changes come with a new life to celebrate, they can also leave many new moms wanting their pre-pregnancy bodies back.   We understand this and are here to help!

A mommy makeover combines multiple body sculpting procedures to help restore the silhouette you might have taken for granted before becoming a mom. The process typically focuses on the breasts, tummy, and other areas where you struggle with stubborn, exercise-resistant fat. A skilled surgeon can customize this procedure to address your specific concerns.

As with other significant decisions, a mommy makeover requires thoughtful timing. You must take specific steps to prepare your body for these procedures.

In this post, Los Angeles plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Bresnick offers suggestions for the best time to get your mommy makeover.

You Are No Longer Planning to Have Children

Since the chief aim of this surgery is to address the areas of your body most affected by pregnancy, the best time to have a mommy makeover is after you have finished adding to your family. While breast and body procedures do not affect your ability to become pregnant or carry a healthy child, having additional children after a mommy makeover will likely diminish your results. Therefore, it’s best to delay your mommy makeover procedure until you’re sure you won’t be having more children.

You Can Schedule Time to Recover

After the mommy makeover, you’ll need to significantly restrict your activity level and range of motion. For example, you must avoid lifting heavy objects, bending over, and raising your arms above your shoulders. In addition, you will need at least two weeks to rest at home before going back to your job or your daily routine.  If you have a very active job, you may need significantly more than two weeks recovery but can often use job benefits to help over this time.

The optimal time for a mommy makeover is during a staycation when you can arrange for child care and help with other household tasks. If this currently isn’t feasible, you should postpone your operation.

You Are Confident About Your Procedure

The best time to consider having a mommy makeover is after researching what it entails and understanding every option available. You should fully understand the potential complications and believe the benefits of the surgery will significantly outweigh the risks. If you have any questions about whether a mommy makeover is suitable for your goals, or you’re hesitant to undergo a major operation, it’s not the best time to have surgery.

You Have Confidence in Your Plastic Surgeon

Finally, you should not proceed with a mommy makeover until you are confident you’ve chosen the best surgeon to perform the procedure. They should make you feel comfortable, listen to your specific needs, understand your desired outcomes, and design a customized plan with your input to help you realize those goals.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Stephen Bresnick will candidly discuss these subjects to address your concerns and answer questions, no matter how minor they may seem.

To book a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Bresnick, please contact our Encino plastic surgery center by calling (818) 981-3333 today.

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