As a mother, you may find it hard to prioritize your needs and dreams. But being happy and confident in yourself sets a great example for your family. If you miss your pre-baby body and want to recapture the confidence you enjoyed before children, mommy makeover may be the answer.
Many of Dr. Carlos Chacon’s mommy makeover patients want to know how to time their mommy makeover. In this post, the plastic surgeon addresses some of the factors that you should consider when planning your treatment.
You can clearly articulate your mommy makeover goals.
It is a good sign you are ready for mommy makeover when you can clearly and thoughtfully articulate what you hope to achieve from surgery. Prepare to answer questions from Dr. Chacon about what you miss about your pre-baby body and what you would like to look like after mommy makeover.
Perhaps you want to reshape breasts that look flat or “deflated’ after breastfeeding, and eliminate pockets of fat that are stubbornly resistant to your diet and exercise efforts.
Your youngest child is at least six months old.
Pregnancy and childbirth are tough on your body, and it takes time to physically recover. Most women need at least six months to heal (although this timeframe can vary by person) before they are healthy enough to undergo mommy makeover.
For the best aesthetic results, Dr. Chacon recommends postponing mommy makeover until you have achieved your target weight (or close to it) and allowed your breasts time to stabilize. He can then develop a treatment plan customized to your individual needs.
You are not planning to have more children.
Ideally, you should delay mommy makeover until you are reasonably sure you will not have any more children. Dr. Chacon understands that life can be unpredictable, and having a baby after mommy makeover is certainly safe and possible. However, pregnancy can diminish some of the improvements of mommy makeover. For the longest-lasting results, postpone mommy makeover until your family is complete.
You have a plan for your surgical recovery.
Think about planning for the logistics of your mommy makeover recovery. For approximately two weeks, you will not be able to go to work, pick up your kids or pets, load the dishwasher or do laundry. Ignoring these restrictions and pushing your body prematurely can actually increase the risk of complications.
If you are confident you have the time to devote to recovery and you can secure help with childcare and household responsibilities, it may be the right time for your mommy makeover.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Ready to discuss mommy makeover with Dr. Carlos Chacon? We invite you to schedule a consultation at our practice to learn more about your treatment options and develop a surgical plan. Call or email Divino Plastic Surgery today to request an appointment.