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When Should I get a Mommy Makeover?

mom and daughterThe mommy makeover is customizable on many levels, including which procedures you choose and when you choose to have your surgery. You may be eager to get your shapely figure back after childbirth, but there are plenty of good reasons to be patient.

The board-certified plastic surgeons at Specialists in Plastic Surgery advise waiting a minimum of six months after giving birth to have a mommy makeover to ensure that your body has time to adjust and recover from your pregnancy. In your consultation, you and our surgeon can discuss your lifestyle, schedule, and commitments to determine the best time for your procedure.

Health and Fitness Factors to Consider Before a Mommy Makeover

It simply is not a good idea to have a mommy makeover shortly after giving birth. Carrying and delivering a child puts your body through substantial stress, and it is important to give yourself time to heal.  In addition to allowing your body to recover, it takes several months for your body to recalibrate and adapt to not being pregnant.   

Though you may not love the body you see in the mirror in the weeks immediately after childbirth, rest assured that you will see improvements as your body transitions out of pregnancy mode. When you support your body by following a healthy nutrition and exercise plan, you can achieve remarkable results.

It typically takes six months for your post-pregnancy body to reveal itself if you do not nurse. If you are nursing, you will want to wait six months after you’ve weaned your baby to allow your breasts to get to their new-normal size.

Many women find that their skin contracts quite a bit over these transitional months. With regular exercise and healthy eating, it is possible to reach your pre-pregnancy weight within that time frame, as well. This is important, as for the best mommy makeover results, you want to be at or near your ideal weight before your procedure.

Your body is amazing and may surprise you with its ability to bounce back. However, there are some changes that can’t be overcome naturally, such as sagging excess skin, droopy breasts, and separated abdominal muscles. If these or other unwanted conditions persist after you have implemented healthy eating and physical activity, a mommy makeover may be your best option for enhancing your figure.

Family First

Pregnancy and childbirth can significantly alter your breasts and body.  For this reason, if you are planning to have another child, you may want to wait to have the procedure. While the treatment will not affect your ability to have children, you may find that a second mommy makeover is needed to restore your results after another pregnancy.

The Best Time for Your Mommy Makeover

Once your body has healed and you are at a stable weight, scheduling your mommy makeover will come down to what works best for you and your family. Ultimately, the best time to schedule your procedure is whenever you are ready and can arrange for some assistance with your daily tasks and childcare while you recover.

Schedule your Mommy Makeover Consultation in Raleigh

Our experienced surgeons and staff know what questions to ask to help you design and coordinate your ideal mommy makeover. Call 919-785-0505 today to schedule a consultation. We serve patients in Cary, Raleigh, and nearby areas of North Carolina.



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Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Roger B. Russell, MD, Don L. Oschwald, MD, Richard E. Carlino, MD, Matthew W. Blanton, MD, and Sanjay V. Daluvoy, MD offer you more than 75 years of their combined experience in the field of cosmetic plastic surgery. We provide each of our patients with the highest quality care and deliver beautiful, natural results.

“My self confidence has skyrocketed. I now feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. Thank you! Dr. Daluvoy and the entire staff at SIPS were fantastic in every way possible. They took the time to listen to my concerns and answer all questions I had. They were kind and respectful and went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable in even my most vulnerable state.”

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