Is it Safe to Get Mommy Makeover Surgery A Few Months After Giving Birth?
Many mothers are eager to get their pre-baby bodies back after giving birth, so it's normal to wonder how long you have to wait after you deliver your baby to get a mommy makeover.
At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang performs various surgical and nonsurgical procedures as part of a mommy makeover. Keep reading to find out what timeline is recommended when planning surgery after giving birth.
What procedures are involved in mommy makeover surgery?
Mommy makeovers are customized to each patient and address the areas where mothers see the most changes in their bodies. The most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are breast lifts, tummy tucks, and liposuction of the abdomen, hips, and thighs.
Dr. Mang will first discuss the issues troubling you and your aesthetic goals before recommending procedures. In some cases, nonsurgical methods can address issues like stretch marks, hyperpigmentation, and blotchy skin.
How soon can I get a mommy makeover after giving birth?
There's no "normal" way to feel after giving birth. And it's normal to be overjoyed by motherhood and frustrated about your post-pregnancy body simultaneously. A mommy makeover is designed to restore the body to its pre-pregnancy form as much as possible but also to give moms a boost in confidence.
While some people may be eager to get a mommy makeover almost immediately after giving birth, it's recommended that patients wait until some milestones have passed. Mommy makeovers are typically only recommended:
After you are done having children
Two to three months after you're done breastfeeding (this is when milk production tends to cease)
The body has had time to "settle" and redistribute weight (which typically takes around six months)
It's also a good idea to wait until you are close to your goal weight before having a mommy makeover. For example, surgeries such as liposuction may trim and tone the abdomen, but they are not weight-loss surgeries. Significant weight gain or loss after a mommy makeover can affect your long-term results.
Another important consideration is the amount of rest and recovery time you'll need after a mommy makeover. If you're still your child's primary caregiver, you'll need to be able to lift and tend to your child each day. Recovery may involve an overnight hospital stay followed by a few days of total bed rest to let the body begin healing. After that, you will need to be able to maintain a relaxed lifestyle for around two weeks. Many women don't resume regular physical activity until 4 – 6 weeks after surgery, depending on their procedures. And full healing time can take up to six months.
Get a mommy makeover in Tampa, FL
If you're wondering how soon after delivery you can get a mommy makeover, the minimum wait time tends to be six months. But many mothers need extra time to get back to a goal weight, ensure they're comfortable with their current family size, and secure childcare support while they recover. Luckily, there's no such thing as waiting too long to have a mommy makeover.
When you're ready to discuss your aesthetic goals and receive a customized mommy makeover, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon-Dzung Mang at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Tampa, FL.