A mommy makeover is an effective solution to help you restore your body to its pre-pregnancy figure. If you're considering a mommy makeover, you may be wondering how long you should wait after giving birth before undergoing this transformative procedure.
A common misconception about mommy makeovers is that they can bounce patients back to their old figures just weeks after having children. In reality, having surgery so soon would not be safe and would not produce optimal results.
New mothers should wait at least six months before pursuing any body enhancing procedures. In some cases, waiting a full year may be more appropriate. The right time for you will depend on your unique personal circumstances, including:
- How long it takes you to recover from childbirth
- How you're impacted by the rigors of motherhood
- Your future family plans
Recovering from Childbirth
After giving birth, your body will need some time to recover from the changes that occur throughout pregnancy. Your breasts and abdomen will naturally contract back towards their pre-pregnancy state for the first few months after childbirth. Breastfeeding can prolong this process.
You'll want to give your body time to complete this transformation in order for Dr. Brown to devise a customized mommy makeover plan that will address your unique needs and goals.
Post-Operative Restrictions and the Demands of Motherhood
While you may want to undergo your mommy makeover as soon as possible, you should make sure that you can accommodate the recovery period. You will need to avoid lifting and bending for some time.
You may find that these restrictions make it hard to care for your baby. For this reason, you may want to wait until your child is a little older before undergoing the procedure.
Family Plans and Surgical Results
Finally, it's important to consider future family plans when deciding on the timing of your mommy makeover. Future pregnancies can have a negative impact on your cosmetic improvements.
To achieve beautiful mommy makeover results that will last for years to come, wait to have surgery until your family is complete.
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Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Hayley Brown can help you determine your ideal mommy makeover timing. As a mother of four children, Dr. Brown understands the issues you need to consider when making this decision.
Please contact Desert Hills Plastic Surgery at 702-260-7707 today to schedule your consultation. Dr. Brown serves patients in Las Vegas, Henderson, and throughout the surrounding areas of Nevada.