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When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

June 1st, 2022 | Posted in: Mommy Makeover |

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The joy of motherhood is immeasurable, filled with many beautiful moments and blessings along the way. 

For many mothers, the metamorphosis and life-altering process of rebuilding their identity around the motherhood reality is intertwined with body image issues. 

Your new post-baby body may make you feel like you don’t have any control over your body, leaving you feeling a little less confident.

Mother carrying her daughter on her back.

Fortunately, there is a solution to your post-baby body concerns. Mommy Makeover surgery can target even the greatest physique disappointments so that you can get back to loving your womanly body. 

So, When Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?

Listen to and Trust Your Body

If you’re struggling to accept what you see reflected in the mirror, it’s imperative that you have compassion for yourself and be as gentle with your own body as you are with your baby’s. 

Your body just went through pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, all major events that take a considerable toll on a body.

Therefore, take things slowly and adopt a healthy diet with plenty of fruit and vegetables to keep your strength up to look after your baby. 

That said, even with a nutritious diet and exercise, the same concerns of loose abdominal skin, breast volume loss and unwanted body fat may persist. 

While you might be eager to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body, there’s a time for everything, and the best time for a Mommy Makeover is not too soon after childbirth. Your body needs ample time to recover naturally.

Timing Is Key

Timing and your overall health are crucial to your Mommy Makeover procedure. A general rule of thumb for the surgery is to wait anywhere between six months to one year postpartum, including breastfeeding cessation, for the most successful and satisfying outcomes. 

This allows the skin, muscles and breasts to regain some of their normal size and shape.

Anyone considering the procedure is encouraged to develop a healthy routine as it’s vital for maintaining results. For mothers who have experienced a difficult delivery or postpartum complications, the wait could be longer to ensure they are fully healed before any elective surgery is performed.

Lastly, it’s recommended that women wait until after their last pregnancy to undergo a tummy tuck or Mommy Makeover surgery. 

A new pregnancy can negate the surgery results as the repaired abdominal muscles may separate once again, and the abdominal skin can also stretch and sag.

What Does Mommy Makeover Entail?

Mommy Makeover refers to a group of customized body contouring procedures aiming to achieve the full-body transformation you desire after giving birth or upon losing a significant amount of weight. Typically, the most common procedures include a tummy tuck, breast augmentation and/or breast lift, and liposuction. 

During your consultation with Dr. Chiu, you’ll discuss your cosmetic surgery goals and the most effective way to get you back to your pre-baby shape and into a more confident state of mind.

  • Tummy tuck – Loose abdominal muscles are stitched together, and excess abdominal skin is removed for a flatter and more toned midsection.
  • Breast enhancement procedures – Breastfeeding and postpartum weight loss may lead to deflation of the breasts and significant sagging. Breast augmentation and/or breast lift can dramatically alter the shape and size of breasts to create a perkier appearance.
  • Liposuction – This removes small unwanted pockets of fat in various parts of the body.

Before and after image showing the results of a Mommy Makeover performed in Beverly Hills, CA.

Visit our Mommy Makeover before and after gallery to see more stunning body contouring transformations.

Interested in Learning More?

Dr. Chiu specializes in the art of Mommy Makeovers and uses his expertise to help you feel really good about your appearance once again. Contact us today at (310) 888-8087 or fill out our online form to schedule your consultation.