How Long Should You Wait After Having Kids for a Mommy Makeover?

in Fayetteville, Springdale, Rogers, Bentonville, Arkansas

After having kids, your life takes a complete turn and your body changes drastically. The shape of your body becomes altered, you have new priorities, and your free time becomes a dream. During pregnancy, your body experiences changes such as an increase in body fat and increased laxity on your skin. Breastfeeding also has the same effects on your body. You develop fat pockets in several places, and your skin becomes loose and saggy. This can make you feel less yourself. Luckily, mommy makeover surgery can help you recover your body back.

Over the last few years, mommy makeover surgery has become more popular to help in restoring a mother’s body. Mommy makeover surgery can focus on the areas of the body that are most affected by childbirth and pregnancy. A mommy makeover surgery involves several surgical procedures that can help return your body to the shape it was before childbirth. Some of these procedures include breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck all which are performed at Taylor Plastic Surgery. There is no defined timeline to wait before getting a mommy makeover procedure. However, there are a few things you should ask yourself before getting the procedure.

Do you plan to have more children?

A mommy makeover surgery will provide you with visible and long-lasting results. In case you have more children, changes will occur in your body again like they did the first time you experienced childbirth. Having a mommy makeover does not affect your ability to have children, but it will affect the results that it provided. Dr. Robert Taylor recommends all his patients to get a mommy makeover surgery after having all their kids. It is better to finish having children to have this surgery instead of having the surgery each time you have a baby. In the long run, it will cost you less, and the results of the procedure will last longer.

Has your weight stabilized?

During pregnancy, most women tend to gain weight. This weight may carry on even after childbirth and throughout your breastfeeding process. While liposuction and tummy tuck procedures are effective ways to eliminate any additional fat from your pregnancy, they are not a solution to weight loss. Tummy tuck and liposuction surgery will help you lose a few pounds by getting rid of excess fat and saggy skin. Unfortunately, they are not a substitute for exercising and dieting, and if you have them when your weight has not stabilized the results will not be as visible.

Dr. Robert Taylor recommends losing all your baby weight before having a mommy makeover. This ensures that the results of the procedure are more visible and you get a toned and firm body. Thus, ensure you are closer or at your goal weight before getting a mommy makeover procedure.

Do you have any extra help at home?

After getting a mommy makeover procedure, you will need plenty of recovery time. Over the course of the next few months, you will need plenty of bed rest and avoid doing any strenuous work in the household. The initial recovery will happen quickly, but you should be cautious and avoid doing any heavy lifting. For instance, avoid lifting your children for four to six weeks. Ensure you have plenty of help from your family members to assist with your children and other chores at home.

Dr. Robert Taylor is a board certified plastic surgeon that will perform your mommy makeover procedure safely and provide you with your desired results. To find out if the mommy makeover is right for you, contact our office and schedule your consultation.