One of the most common questions that women ask about a mommy makeover is, “How long do I have to wait after childbirth to get one?”
Generally speaking, you’ll need to wait at least six months to give your body time to until you’ve completely recovered from childbirth before getting any kind of elective procedure. We also ask that you be done breast feeding for at three months prior to your procedure.
However, there are some other considerations you may want to think about to help you decide if a mommy makeover is right for you at this point in your life.
Do You Plan to Have More Children?
If you’re still expanding your family, you might want to hold off on a mommy makeover to ensure long-lasting results.
While you can absolutely have more children after getting a mommy makeover, you will likely need a revision procedure down the road to get your same results back. To avoid this, try to plan your mommy makeover around your family planning.
Has Your Weight Stabilized after Pregnancy?
Following pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, many women find that their weight can significantly fluctuate. It is best to reach a point where your weight has stabilized and you are close to or at your ideal weight before moving forward with a mommy makeover. This will help you achieve the best possible results.
Are You In a Good Place Emotionally?
It’s no secret that there are plenty of emotional ups and downs after childbirth and adjusting to having your new baby at home. Make sure you’re in a good mental state before making any big life decisions, including whether or not to get a tummy tuck, breast enhancement or mommy makeover.
If you still have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with one of our top female plastic surgeons, please contact us online or call our St. Paul office at 651-290-7600.