Along with all the joy and wonder of motherhood come a number of changes to a woman’s body that may not be quite as welcome as the new baby. A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive procedure that typically includes a combination of surgeries such as a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast implants, or a breast lift. To get the most beautiful results, it’s important to time your procedure properly. If you wonder about the right timing for your Mommy Makeover, there are a couple factors to keep in mind.
Is Your Family Complete?
If you don’t plan to become pregnant again, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. It’s important that you wait until at least 6 months after you’ve weaned your youngest child so that your breasts can return to their natural shape after lactation. Breast implants, sometimes in conjunction with a breast lift, can help to restore a more youthful, perky, pre-baby look to your breasts.
Has Your Weight Stabilized?
Body contouring isn’t a solution for weight loss, so it’s best to make sure your weight has stabilized and that you’ve done everything you can to get back to your pre-baby weight by following a healthy diet and regular exercise plan before surgery.
Yet, while diet and exercise may help, they often aren’t enough to restore as much firmness to your tummy as you may like. After pregnancy, many women experience muscle laxity and loss of skin elasticity through the abdomen, neither of which is affected by dietary changes or a more active lifestyle. Liposuction can target specific areas of fat, while a tummy tuck tackles loose skin and stretched abdominal muscles to help restore a flat, toned tummy following childbirth.
Dr. Frank Campanile is a board-certified plastic surgeon who is also fellowship trained in hand and microsurgery. Dr. Campanile knows that making a lasting change to your appearance is a big decision. His calm, professional approach and deep caring for his patients set a tone that will help you feel confident and relaxed while reviewing your options and learning all about the procedures that can benefit you. Request a consultation today to meet with Dr. Campanile in person.