Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding can all greatly alter your physique. While you may experience indescribable joy being a mom, you may also feel a little less confident in your body as a result of these physical changes.
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue understands your wishes to return characteristics of your pre-baby body. A mommy makeover is a comprehensive surgical approach to making over your body and breasts.
“Dr. Bogue, Thank you so much for an amazing experience. You have a comforting bedside manner and do beautiful work. You are the best! – Jennifer”
Procedures in a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover commonly refers to a set of procedures designed to return your breasts and your stomach to their pre-pregnancy form. Dr. Bogue will individualize your treatment plan tailored to provide the results you want to see. Some of the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover include:
The results from a mommy makeover are often striking. Our patients often describe feeling youthful, confident, sexy and beautiful.
You will need to take some time off to recover from a mommy makeover. It can be difficult for busy moms to take downtime, but it's essential to letting your body heal. It is a good idea to have help with childcare during your recovery phase. Recovery is usually about 3-4 weeks, during which time your work and exercise activities will be restricted. Once you heal, you'll see the results of your mommy makeover, which are long-lasting if you pursue a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle.
Timing of Your Mommy Makeover
Many patients want to know how soon after pregnancy can they undergo a mommy makeover. Usually a minimum of 6 months is required before performing any cosmetic procedures. However, it is wise to wait longer if you are still losing weight or currently breastfeeding or lactating. Regardless of where you are in the post-pregnancy phase, you can always have a consultation with Dr. Bogue to begin planning for your procedure.
Two factors are important in determining whether it is the right time to undergo these procedures:
- Stability of your weight
- Current breastfeeding and lactating status
If you have lost as much of the baby weight as you can and your breasts have stopped producing milk, then now is likely an appropriate time to undergo a mommy makeover. You can have a consultation at any time to begin planning for the procedure, even if you aren't currently prepared for a mommy makeover.
Questions about Mommy Makeovers
Q: Is a mommy makeover done in one operation?
A: Yes. Usually both procedures are done at one time. An overnight stay in the hospital is required. By combining the operations, the recoveries occur at the same time and you return to your normal activities sooner.
Q: How does my weight affect the outcome of a mommy makeover?
A: Any cosmetic procedure should be delayed if you are actively trying to lose weight. This includes pregnancy weight. Achieving an ideal body weight prior to surgery leads to safer anesthesia and more predictable results.
Q: How soon after pregnancy can I have a mommy makeover?
A: It is advisable to wait at least 6 months after giving birth. You should wait longer if you are breastfeeding or continuing to lose the pregnancy weight through diet and exercise. For some women, it takes at least a year to reach a stable weight. A good rule of thumb is to have your consultation when your weight is stable and you have stopped breastfeeding for 3 months.
Q: Can I have kids after a mommy makeover?
A: Yes, you can have more children. There is nothing performed in a mommy makeover to prevent you from getting pregnant or carrying a child; however, the results from the procedure are likely to suffer from the changes associated with pregnancy and may therefore require revision.
If you are interested in a mommy makeover and live in Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach or any of the surrounding areas, please call the practice of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue at (561) 886-1002. Your consultation to find out if you are a candidate is complimentary.