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Mommy Makeover How Long Should You Wait? 3 Signs You’re Ready


Posted May 15, 2022 in Mommy Makeover

Growing a new life is an incredible journey, but pregnancy and childbirth take a toll on women’s bodies. While some can “snap back,” most women struggle with their post-baby appearance and face challenges reaching their goals through diet and exercise alone. Our board-certified plastic surgeon offers mommy makeover, a combination procedure that combines breast and body plastic surgeries to restore a woman’s figure after pregnancy.

Dr. Scott Green is an innovator in cosmetic surgery and specializes in breast surgery, tummy tuck, liposuction and facial rejuvenation. He tailors mommy makeovers to each patient’s specific concerns and goals for her body. The procedure can help restore your self-esteem when you look in the mirror and make you feel more at home in your body.

Some signs you may be ready for mommy makeover include:

1. Your body has healed fully from pregnancy.

The physical changes of pregnancy and childbirth are taxing on the body, and it can take six months or longer for your body to heal fully. During pregnancy, some organs are displaced as the uterus expands, and it takes time for the uterus to shrink to its standard size. Some women may heal faster than others, but it’s a good idea to wait at least six to nine months after birth before considering mommy makeover surgery.

2. You’re not nursing or have weaned your child off breast milk.

Whether you breastfeed or pump exclusively, creating breast milk causes many changes to your breasts and body. Once you’ve stopped producing milk, it takes time for the best tissue to retract and return to its normal state. Plastic surgeons typically recommend waiting at least six months after weaning from the breast or pump to have breast surgery or mommy makeover.

3. Your family is complete.

Women enjoy the best results after mommy makeover if they’re done having children, as future pregnancies will cause more body and breast changes. Many women wait until their children are older to ensure an easier recovery, because their kids are more self-sufficient and do not need or wish to be held anymore.

You may be ready for mommy makeover if your family is complete and your body has returned to normal following pregnancy, childbirth and nursing, but there are other considerations. While you don’t need to be at your pre-pregnancy weight for mommy makeover, it’s best to be close to your goal to reach your desired results.

Candidates for mommy makeover need to be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for their results. Dr. Green will discuss your options during your consultation at our Sacramento and Granite Bay offices. He will customize your procedures to help you achieve your pre-pregnancy figure.

Schedule your consultation with Dr. Green today by calling (916) 929-1833 or filling out our online contact form.