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Mommy Makeovers: After One or When you’re Done?

by Marissa

Mommy makeovers are surgical solutions to reverse the effects of childbirth. There are a number of factors to consider before deciding whether you need to wait until after childbirth to have any type of these procedures done.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is the term given to a combination of plastic surgery procedures, meant to erase the effects that pregnancy and childbirth can have on your body’s appearance. Surgery can include arm lifts, tummy tucks, cellulite removal, neck lifts and/or breast augmentation. Mommy makeovers are supposed to make it possible to take care of yourself while also raising your children. They do not affect the ability to conceive, but it is important to understand that future pregnancies may reverse many of the results obtained from a previous mommy makeover.

Types of Surgery

You do not have to wait until you are done having children to have a mommy makeover, especially on the areas of your body that are not directly effected by pregnancy. For instance, there is no need to wait if you want to simply have the excessive underarm fat removed from your upper arms, or if you want breast augmentation or breast lifts. However, consider waiting if you plan on having plastic surgery involving the abdominal area, such as a tummy tuck, since this is an area that will likely require additional work after another pregnancy.

Consider your energy level

When considering whether you need to wait for your mommy makeover until after you are done having children , think about your energy level. How much energy did you have after your last childbirth? Every woman lacks energy during the recuperation process. If you feel totally drained months after childbirth, consider waiting to have any type of surgery, as this will give your body time to heal.

How much time do you have?

Even after your body has healed from childbirth, you need to take stock of how much spare time you have in your life. Recuperating from a mommy makeover can take time, self-discipline, energy, and scheduling. You must make sure that you can still perform your child and family care obligations before having a mommy makeover.

Are you breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding after childbirth can be time consuming and requires some strength and patience. Consider waiting for a comfortable period to lapse after your breastfeeding ends before scheduling your mommy makeover; particularly  if you want to include a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast implants in your mommy makeover.

Discuss matters with your surgeon

Plastic surgeons, like Dr. Obaid at North Texas Plastic Surgery, are experts in the field of mommy makeovers. They fully understand the consequences of performing these surgeries, along with the effects upon the human body. Taking the time to discuss your concerns in detail can provide you with insight into the pros and cons needed to make a well-informed decision.

Many women are shocked by the toll childbirth can take on their bodies. As a result, they want to have a mommy makeover as soon as possible. Instead of immediately jumping into having this type of surgery, learning all you can about it first is the best the way to go.


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