When Is the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

Posted on January 30, 2018 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars

Mommy makeover is a fantastic way to reverse the undesirable changes pregnancy and breastfeeding have on a woman’s body. By improving the shape and contour of the breasts and abdomen, mommy makeover helps mothers successfully reclaim their pre-baby bodies.

Like with any major decision, timing is important. Certain components should be in place before getting a mommy makeover. If these criteria aren’t met, the results could be compromised or the experience could be unsatisfactory.

Below, Portland plastic surgeon Ronald DeMars reveals some indications that it’s a good time to get a mommy makeover.

You Are Done Having Children

The right time to have mommy makeover is when you are finished having biological children. The procedure will address the areas of your body changed by pregnancy, and having more children after mommy makeover could reverse the results and potentially require additional corrective surgery. It’s best to delay your mommy makeover until you are confident you won’t become pregnant again.

You Can Block Out Enough Time to Recuperate

After mommy makeover, your activity level and range of motion will be significantly reduced. You must limit your lifting and avoid bending over and raising your arms above your shoulders. You will need to rest at home for at least two weeks before going back to work and most of your normal activities.

The ideal time to get a mommy makeover is when you can take sufficient time off from work and arrange for a nanny or relative to help with childcare and other household tasks. If this seems impossible at the current moment, you should postpone your mommy makeover.

You Are Confident about Your Procedure

The best time to pursue mommy makeover is after you have done a lot of research on the procedure and understand your options. You should be well-informed of the possible risks and complications and feel the benefits of surgery significantly outweigh those risks. If you have questions about whether mommy makeover is right for your goals, or you hesitate to undergo a major operation, it is not the right time to have surgery.

You Are Confident about Your Choice of Surgeon

Finally, you should not proceed with mommy makeover unless you are confident in your choice of surgeon. The right mommy makeover surgeon will make you feel completely comfortable. S/he will listen to your specific needs and desired outcomes and design a customized plan to help you achieve those goals. The surgeon will be candid about the potential complications and answer all of your questions, no matter how insignificant those questions may seem to you.

To book a mommy makeover consultation with Dr. DeMars, please contact our Portland plastic surgery practice. Call (503) 253-3458 or email us today.