A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures that help women who are concerned about the impact that pregnancy has had on their appearance. The combination of procedures will vary from woman to woman based on each individual’s cosmetic goals, so it’s impossible to give specific details about who or who is not a candidate. however, in general a candidate for a mommy makeover should be:
- In good general health
- At or near her ideal weight
- At least six months after pregnancy or the weaning of her baby from breastfeeding
- Planning on having no more children
These candidacy requirements are designed not only to ensure your procedure is as safe as possible, but also to ensure you are most likely to get the results you desire from your surgery. It’s impossible to predict exactly what your post-pregnancy body is going to look like until it’s been given a chance to recover. This means waiting at least six months after the pregnancy or after you’ve finished breastfeeding.
It also means waiting until you have tried your best to regain your pre-pregnancy body on your own. Liposuction cannot be relied on for weight loss, but it can be used to target specific fat deposits that you feel detract from your figure. By slimming down on your own, you can separate the deposits that will respond to diet and exercise from those that will not, allowing your mommy makeover to target the truly troublesome deposits. Your exercise routine will also help you establish positive healthy habits that will help your mommy makeover results be permanent.
You will also still be able to have children after your mommy makeover, but if you do, your results may be damaged.
The best way to learn whether you are a candidate for a mommy makeover is to schedule a consultation with one of our Phoenix, Arizona board certified plastic surgeons.