SHOULD I WAIT UNTIL I’M DONE HAVING KIDS TO GET A MOMMY MAKEOVER?
It’s such a joy to have children. However, getting pregnant and breastfeeding babies can take a toll on a woman’s body. It can change a mother’s figure, causing stretch marks to appear, the breasts to sag, and the belly to bulge. Wrinkles are also an issue after having children. Overall, pregnancy can cause bodily changes to a woman that could cause low self-confidence.
Fortunately, a mommy makeover can make a huge difference in a mother’s physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. A mommy makeover, which consists of one or more plastic surgery procedures, can restore your pre-baby body and enhance its appearance even more. You can have your previously flat stomach again while increasing your breast size. You can also get rid of dark bags under the eyes while erasing facial wrinkles and creases.
Indeed, there are many wonders a mommy makeover can do for your physical appearance. Consequently, this begs the question, ‘when is the best time to get a mommy makeover?’
Some argue that it’s alright to get it in between children, while others say it’s best to wait until you’ve had your last child.
The Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover
The answer to the question, of course, is to wait until after you’re done with childbearing. While it’s acceptable to have this surgery, even if you still plan to have children in the future, getting pregnant can alter your surgical results. This could lead to further surgeries just to maintain the appearance from your previous makeover.
If you want to save yourself from taking several trips to the operating room, the best choice is to wait until you’re done with having children.
However, there may be special instances where after extreme weight loss before childbearing, excess skin may need to be addressed. In these cases, it’s very important to weigh the benefits and risks of a tummy tuck before or after kids. Dr. Beale can look at your case in detail if this instance pertains to you.
How Long Should I Wait to Get a Mommy Makeover?
Now that you know when the ideal time is to get a makeover, you’re probably wondering how long should you wait to schedule the procedure after you had your last child. Well, the answer depends on whether you had a normal delivery or a C-section. Dr. Beale will also take into consideration your health and your body’s healing capacity.
Ideally, the waiting period is nine to 12 months after giving birth to your last child. It’s also best to wait at least three to six months after breastfeeding. These will give your body enough time to recover from childbirth, allowing your uterus to return to its normal size and your body to go back to its ideal weight.
Ultimately, the best way to determine if you’re ready for this procedure is to consult with Dr. Beale. He will evaluate your medical history, discuss your desired results, and create a personalized treatment plan with low risks while giving you beautiful long-term results.