What to Know Before Getting a Mommy Makeover

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A mom smiles and rests on her hands on a yoga mat while her child sits on her back and smilesWomen interested in a mommy makeover often wonder what they should know about before opting into the procedure. First, let us say that you should discuss the option with Dr. David Bogue. He will make sure you have clear, honest, straightforward information about mommy makeovers and your candidacy. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Bogue is extensively familiar with the benefits, potential side effects, and other aspects of cosmetic surgeries. He’ll make sure you feel empowered to make a decision about a mommy makeover.

Some of the things to know include:

A mommy makeover should be performed only once your body has stabilized after pregnancy and breastfeeding. For 6-12 months after childbirth, your body weight and your hormones may fluctuate. It’s a good idea to wait at least until you are done breastfeeding, and preferably a little longer, so that your body shape and weight is stable once you get the surgery. Waiting for this to happen means your results will look their best because your body and breasts won’t continue to change significantly after your mommy makeover.

You should consider waiting until you don’t plan to have any more children. Not because the body and breast surgeries will interfere with future pregnancies, but because future pregnancies are likely to change the results you achieve. If you gain new weight and skin is again stretched to accommodate your growing baby, the results could be altered or lost, which is why some women wait.

You’ll need to set aside time for your recovery. As busy as parents are, this may be easier said than done! But it’s important to plan time off from work, chores, driving your children to school and activities, etc., so that you can focus on the initial stage of recovery. Depending on which procedures you choose, you may need your spouse or another family member to help you with regular activities for 1-3 weeks, and to take time off from work for at least a week or longer.

It’s fully customizable! The whole idea behind a mommy makeover is to choose a custom set of procedures aimed at your rejuvenation goals. The most commonly chosen procedures address concerns related to the tummy, breasts, buttocks, and thighs. Dr. Bogue will help you plan your customized mommy makeover.

Get Started Today

If you are ready to take the next step in the mommy makeover process, we encourage you to call the practice of experienced plastic surgeon Dr. David Bogue at 561-886-1000. Located in Boca Raton, Dr. Bogue is proud to provide beautiful, rejuvenating results for people from across the region and the entire country.

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