What You Need To Know Before A Mommy Makeover

Published on October 12, 2018

A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed specifically to restore a women’s body after a pregnancy. These surgeries are often performed all at once. The goal of the mommy makeover is to focus on those areas that are most impacted by carrying a child, including the breasts, abdomen, and waistline.  

Before surgery, your body should be as close to your pre-pregnancy size as possible. You’ll need to be at a stable weight and be engaged in a healthy diet and activities. You should also wait a few months after breastfeeding so that your breasts stop producing milk and return to normal.

The combination of surgical procedures vary from person to person and will depend on your personal goals. Many women choose to combine breast and body procedures such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast lift and liposuction for their mommy makeovers.

Often patients wonder if it is safe to have more than one surgical procedure at one time. Having multiple surgeries performed simultaneously is safe and combining procedures can have great benefits. You will only have one recovery period, you’ll be under less anesthetic, and you will only have to pay operating room and anesthesia costs once.

If you plan to have more children, then it’s best to postpone surgery. Although getting pregnant after a mommy makeover is not harmful, the results from procedures such as a tummy tuck or a breast lift will most likely be affected negatively if you become pregnant again. However, these procedures would not affect your pregnancy or your ability to become pregnant in any way.  

The recovery time will depend on the number and type of procedures performed. Your surgeon will discuss these variables with you during your consultation.  Typically, it’s best to set aside one to two weeks from work for your recovery. You will need help after surgery and will need someone to stay with you during the first few days.  Your surgical areas will continue to improve over the next several months, and your final results should be visible after about 6 months.

If you’ve had children and would like to get you pre-mommy body back, schedule a consultation with one of our award-winning plastic surgeons.

Gulf Coast Plastic Surgery is the only plastic surgery office in the area offering Canfield Vectra 3-D Imaging and Breast Sculptor software.