How Soon After Giving Birth Can You Have a Mommy Makeover?

You love your baby, and you would give anything for them. But you didn’t realize how much of your body that would mean. Wondering when you can get back to your pre-pregnancy shape? It’s not uncommon for moms to feel insecure about their appearance after childbirth and look into cosmetic and surgical procedures that can assist with reaching that goal.  

You may opt for a “mommy makeover” if you need multiple treatments. Just how soon can you have mommy makeover surgery after giving birth? Let’s take a look at the facts.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a grouping of cosmetic surgery procedures done simultaneously or in relatively short order that help women restore their pre-pregnancy bodies. The surgery typically includes a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or lift and liposuction. It’s completely personalized to your needs and goals. A mommy makeover aims to reverse the effects pregnancy has caused on your body and improve your self-confidence.

When Can You Have Mommy Makeover After Giving Birth?

The timing of your mommy makeover surgery will depend on the type of surgery you want, the extent of your expected recovery and your overall health. It’s typically recommended to wait at least six months before giving birth before having a mommy makeover.

This waiting period allows your body to heal from childbirth fully and ensures your hormones have returned to normal. Additionally, waiting six months will give you time to lose any excess weight you may have gained during pregnancy, which can affect the outcome of your surgery.

Factors to Consider Before Having a Mommy Makeover

Before you decide to undergo a mommy makeover, you should consider a few things to ensure your results will mat h your goals and last for the long term.

Breastfeeding. It’s recommended that you wait until you’ve stopped breastfeeding before having a mommy makeover since breastfeeding can affect the size and shape of your breasts, and surgery can interfere with your milk supply.

Your health. You should be in reasonably good overall health before surgery.

Your weight. It’s best to wait until you’ve reached a stable weight before having a mommy makeover.

Your family planning. If you plan on having more children in the future, it’s recommended that you wait until you’re finished having children before having a mommy makeover.

Recovery Time. The recovery time for mommy makeover surgery will also take away from the regular care you give your infant and varies depending on the procedures you have done. You can expect to take about two weeks off from work and other daily activities, avoiding strenuous activities, heavy lifting, and exercise. 

How to Prepare for Mommy Makeover Surgery

Preparing for mommy makeover surgery involves several important steps. The first step is researching and selecting the right surgeon. It would be best if you researched, read reviews and scheduled consultations with potential surgeons to find the best fit for you. 

Be clear about your goals and what you hope to achieve with the surgery. Also, discuss your medical history and medications with your surgeon during your consultation. This will help ensure that you and your surgeon are on the same page and clearly understand your expectations.

Another critical aspect of preparing for mommy makeover surgery is preparing for the recovery period. Make sure to arrange for someone to help you with daily activities and childcare during your recovery period. Additionally, stock up on comfortable clothing and any necessary supplies, such as ice packs and medication.

Finally, quitting smoking at least six weeks before surgery is vital to reduce the risk of complications. Smoking can increase the risk of infections and slow healing time, so quitting before surgery is essential. 

Results You’ll Love

When you undergo a mommy makeover, you only go through the recovery process once, as multiple procedures are performed simultaneously. Recovery time and experience may vary depending on the procedures involved. You may experience discomfort, bruising, and swelling in the treated areas, which can be alleviated with compression garments. It’s important to rest and limit strenuous activities during the initial recovery process, and having someone to assist with daily responsibilities and childcare can be helpful.

As your recovery progresses, the results of your mommy makeover will become increasingly apparent. Slimming effects from liposuction or a tummy tuck will become noticeable once the swelling subsides, and breast augmentation patients will see the final size and shape of their breasts as the implants settle. Both Drs. Jeffery and William Umansky use advanced techniques to minimize scarring, placing incisions in inconspicuous areas. With time, these incisions will fade.

Mommy makeovers are known to have high patient satisfaction rates. The procedure can transform your body and restore more youthful, pre-baby contours, boosting your self-confidence and giving you a new outlook on life. Maintaining the results can be achieved by adopting a healthy lifestyle, making the procedure a worthwhile investment for addressing pregnancy-related aesthetic concerns.

Choosing the Right Surgeon for Your Mommy Makeover

Choosing the right surgeon is crucial to the success of your mommy makeover surgery. You should look for a board-certified plastic surgeon like our Drs. Umansky, who have years of experience performing mommy makeovers. Additionally, you should schedule a consultation with your surgeon to discuss your goals and ensure you feel comfortable with the surgeon.

Start With a Consultation in La Jolla!

If you want to get started planning your mommy makeover, you can fill out a contact form or call to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Umansky Plastic Surgery in the San Diego area. Please fill out the contact form below or call us at 858-281-4560 to start today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have a mommy makeover if I’ve had a C-section?

Yes, you can still have a mommy makeover if you’ve had a C-section. However, your surgeon will consider your scar when planning your surgery.

Will a mommy makeover help me lose weight?

A mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure. While you may lose some weight due to the surgery, its primary goal is to improve your appearance and self-confidence.

How long will the results of a mommy makeover last?

The results of a mommy makeover can last for many years, but they can be affected by weight fluctuations and the natural aging process.

Can I have a mommy makeover if I haven’t had children?

Yes, you can still have a mommy makeover even if you haven’t had children. The term “mommy makeover” simply refers to the combination of procedures commonly requested by mothers.

How soon can I start exercising after a mommy makeover?

It’s important to wait until your surgeon gives you the okay to exercise after a mommy makeover. Generally, you can start light exercise after a few weeks, but you should avoid strenuous activities for several weeks to allow your body to heal fully.