Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

Bearing a child can be the greatest thing for you as a woman, but your body ends up in a different shape and appearance than what it was before you became a mother. There will be changes in your curves and breasts, and you might not be comfortable with your appearance anymore. Sometimes, eating right and exercising can help restore your body, but not always.

“Mommy Makeover” is a procedure used to mitigate the aftereffects of childbirth. The patient can undergo a breast lift, tummy tuck, liposuction, and, sometimes, breast augmentation too. The aim of this procedure is to restore the appearance of the patient’s body and confidence.


Candidates for a Mommy Makeover


A mommy makeover is not for all women. You need to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure first. Here’s what makes you a good candidate for a mommy makeover:


You are not overweight


Patients who have a healthy weight and who don’t drink or smoke can undergo a mommy makeover. Restoring your shape after childbearing should be done carefully, and you should be ready to follow your surgeon’s instructions. A mommy makeover can help you get rid of all the extra skin on your body.


You don’t want to have other children in the future


Even if you are planning to bear more children, you can still get a mummy makeover. However, being pregnant again will reverse the advantages of a mommy makeover. Then, you will need to have the procedure again to enjoy the benefits of the makeover once more. You should be ready to give up on the idea of having more children before deciding to undergo a mommy makeover.


You went through a C-section


A mommy makeover can address any scars that a C-section might have left around your lower abdomen. Patients who suffered a hernia during the delivery of twins or multiples can solve the issue with a mommy makeover.


You have waited at least six months since your delivery


Childbearing can cause a lot of changes in your body. Mothers need to give their bodies time to recover and adjust to this new reality before even considering undergoing a mommy makeover. It is advisable that you should wait at least six months before thinking about getting the procedure.


You have a minimum of six months since you discontinued breastfeeding


Breastfeeding changes the outline of your breasts. Therefore, you should wait until your breasts relax into a more stable shape before considering undergoing a mommy makeover. Getting the procedure before your breasts settle into a more stable shape could cause a lot of complications later.


At Texas Plastic Surgery in San Antonio, Texas, Dr. Andrew Friedman, MD, FACS, can answer all your questions about this procedure and help you decide if a mommy makeover will be the best option for you in order to restore your body. Contact our office at (210) 934-8400 or schedule an appointment online today.

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