Mommy Makeover: Is it Too Soon?
Adorable babies and a gorgeous body… at first glance these two dreams seem like opposites, but with a Mommy Makeover, you can have kids and a smokin’ hot body too. Are you ready for your mommy makeover? Answer the questions below to determine if you might be ready for a total body transformation. Then, call us and schedule your consultation at the Waldorf Center for Plastic Surgery. 503.646.0101
Are You Planning Future Pregnancies?
A mommy makeover is a dramatic transformation, but pregnancy can undo the changes. Dr. Waldorf recommends that patients wait until they have finished bearing children before undergoing a mommy makeover. Pregnancy leads to breast sagging, even after breast augmentation/lift. After a tummy tuck, pregnancy can cause the skin and muscles to once again stretch out. Have your babies first and then come see us to get your pre-baby body back.
If you do get pregnant after your mommy makeover, subsequent surgeries may be needed to once again restore your pre-pregnancy body.
Are You Still Breastfeeding?
Many mommy makeovers include breast surgery (like breast augmentation or a breast lift), but these surgeries can’t be performed while you’re breastfeeding. Anesthesia can also be problematic for breastfeeding mommas. Wait until you’ve finished breastfeeding before scheduling your mommy makeover. It can take several months for your milk production to fully stop after breastfeeding.
Are You Close to Your Ideal Weight?
Have you lost most of your baby weight? Some women put on weight during pregnancy. A mommy makeover won’t lead to massive weight loss. If you’re more than a few pounds over your ideal, lose the weight before your surgery. If you lose additional weight after a tummy tuck or body contouring, you may be left with skin that appears loose or sagging. By losing weight before your surgery, you can ensure that all excess skin is removed and that you achieve the best possible result. Be at a stable weight before surgery.
How Old Are Your Children?
A mommy makeover typically consists of several procedures to restore your body after baby. These procedures often include breast surgery, a tummy tuck, liposuction, etc. Most of these procedures require a recovery period, often with a limited ability to lift. This can be difficult if your child is still small. If you do choose to have a mommy makeover while your children are in the baby and toddler years, you will likely need extra help with your kids, especially in the early days after surgery.
Are you ready for your mommy makeover? Call us today and schedule your consultation with Dr. Waldorf or Dr. Zarella. 503.646.0101