The Mommy Makeover: Knowing When You’re Ready

Mom, you’re busy. Plain and simple. Seriously, mothers tend to have so much on their plate. Self-care all but flies out the window, making periodic appearances every now and again. This is no way to go through motherhood. Even researchers have pointed out the immense value of a woman’s needs being met during this pivotal time of life in which her focus may be on others. Seeing that many women feel concerned about the way their physical shape changes after pregnancy and childbirth, not to mention breastfeeding, a Mommy Makeover could be the ultimate act of Self-Love.

Self-Love, Check! Now, What about Timing?

Women undergo cosmetic surgery for a number of reasons, each very personal to the individual. What the Mommy Makeover group of procedures does is correct the physical changes that have occurred through weight gain and the stretching of abdominal muscles. It is the stretching that is most difficult to offset with diet and exercise, so Mommy Makeover treatment is in for the Win when the timing is right.

Ask yourself a few simple questions

  • Will I have more children? The ideal answer to this question is “no.” Pregnancy after a procedure such as liposuction or tummy tuck surgery can go off without a hitch. However, the structures that have been tightened in surgery will once again stretch out of proportion. Better to guard your investment into your shape by waiting.
  • Am I at the weight I want to maintain? Liposuction is a common Mommy Makeover procedure. This surgery removes only so many extra fat cells. Abdominoplasty tightens the muscle beneath fatty tissue, and skin that overlies fatty tissue. If significant weight loss occurs after these procedures, the skin may appear slightly saggy. When you are within about 15 pounds of your personal best weight, you may be ready for your Mommy Makeover.
  • What about breastfeeding? Breastfeeding is no small matter. Tissue swells, skin is stretched, tissue deflates – and this happens several times a day. The results of breastfeeding are often a leading factor in a woman considering a Mommy Makeover at all. Therefore, it is best to wait until breastfeeding has stopped and skin tissue has had some time to bounce back naturally.

Has your time come to consult with your San Antonio cosmetic surgeon about a Mommy Makeover? We’re happy to speak with you. Call 210-227-3223 for convenient scheduling.

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