Do you feel like you’ve lost your identity and a healthy amount of confidence since having children? You are not alone. Most moms give everything to their families and some have little left for themselves.
Mommy makeover can help you reclaim the confidence you had before kids. Mommy makeover is the process of combining plastic surgery procedures to fix the areas of the body changed by pregnancy and nursing. Most mommy makeovers include breast lift with or without breast implants and abdominoplasty with liposuction.
The timing of a mommy makeover is critical to see the best outcomes. Here, Pittsburgh plastic surgeon Dr. Anna Wooten reveals indications that it is a good time to have mommy makeover.
When You’re Finished Having Children
Ideally, you should not consider mommy makeover until you are finished having (biological) children. Getting pregnant after mommy makeover can reverse most of the improvements of the surgery, and possibly require additional surgery to see similar results. It’s best to defer your mommy makeover until you are certain you won’t have any more children.
Your Weight Has Stabilized
Dr. Wooten also recommends postponing mommy makeover until you have not only reached your “ideal” weight (or close to it) but also maintained it for at least six months. This is a good indication that your body has recovered from pregnancy and childbirth. Also, you will see the best results from procedures like liposuction if you are at or close to your target weight.
You Have Stopped Breastfeeding
Dr. Wooten advises putting off mommy makeover until at least three to six months after you have stopped nursing. This allows your breasts time to stabilize in preparation for breast lift or breast augmentation.
You Can Dedicate Time to Recovery
Before moving forward with mommy makeover, you must plan for at least two weeks of resting and recovering. You won’t be able to bend over, lift your children, or perform strenuous activities. Make sure you can take enough time off work to recover after surgery, and that you have someone to help you with childcare, cooking, cleaning and other household duties while you rest.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Wooten
Though the aforementioned conditions should be in place before actually having surgery, there’s no harm in consulting with Dr. Wooten while you are still nursing or trying to lose weight. She can give you general information that might help you make some important decisions.
To make your appointment with Dr. Wooten, call Beleza Plastic Surgery at (724) 759-7777 today.