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Is There an Ideal Time to Have a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is any compilation of body contouring procedures that revert a woman’s body to its original pre-pregnancy condition. This may include a lift or enhancement of the breasts, liposuction, and/or a tummy tuck. But many women wonder if there is a most preferred time in which to have a Mommy Makeover combination procedure, and if so, when? The short answer is that yes, there is an ideal time for a Mommy Makeover. The ideal period is not able to be put into a number of days, months, or years and varies by the individual. There are a few key criteria on which women should base the decision to have a Mommy Makeover.

  • End of Childbearing Years. For a tummy tuck especially, it is ideal to wait until you are certain you will not have any more children. At that time, you can know the dynamic results of your procedure will not end up reversed by another pregnancy.
  • End of Breastfeeding. Because you will be recovering with pain medication and limitations, Mommy Makeover procedures should be scheduled once breastfeeding your last child will no longer be necessary.
  • Weight Stability. Losing or gaining weight can have an adverse effect on Mommy Makeover procedure results. Find a healthy, happy weight and stay there for a few months comfortably without much fluctuation before considering a Mommy Makeover procedure.
  • Life Demands. The recovery from these procedures can take weeks and will require no lifting of anything over 20 pounds. As such, adaptation in lifestyle may be required. Women usually either wait until children no longer require lifting or employ constant help of a nanny or loved one through the recovery period.

Considering these criteria will help ensure your Mommy Makeover procedure is a huge success. Regain your beautiful pre-baby body with a well-earned Mommy Makeover by contacting Las Colinas Centre for Plastic Surgery today!