Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all be rewarding experiences, but they also take a physical toll. Many moms find that their silhouette changes quite a bit postpartum, and while some moms are able to regain their figure via diet and exercise, others are not so lucky. For these women, a mommy makeover can provide a return to the pre-baby shape, including enhanced breasts, waistline, abdomen, and more.
Before having a mommy makeover, it is important to know what the procedure entails, and also how it might affect your plans to have children in the future. In fact, one of the most common questions we receive from our mommy makeover patients is how the procedure will impact family planning.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a suite of different cosmetic procedures performed at the same time, with the goal of helping women recapture their youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance. Breast lifts, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tucks are common inclusions in a mommy makeover treatment plan, but other procedures can be combined or included as well.
The specifics of the mommy makeover will naturally vary from patient to patient, as each treatment is individualized to meet specific objectives. For all patients, the mommy makeover can be beneficial since it streamlines multiple procedures into a single surgical event, which can mitigate costs, reduce surgical times, and abbreviate recovery.
Do Mommy Makeovers Affect Future Pregnancies?
Nothing about the mommy makeover procedure would prevent women from safely giving birth in the future. If you have a mommy makeover now and then become pregnant later, you should be able to have a baby without any additional complications caused by plastic surgery.
However, we do advise patients to hold off on their mommy makeover until they are through having children and have a birth control plan in place to prevent future pregnancies. Our surgeons make this recommendation because pregnancy and childbirth lead to natural changes to the shape and appearance of the body. Having children after a mommy makeover can prematurely undo the aesthetic improvements that were provided by the mommy makeover, compromising your results.
Is a Mommy Makeover Right for You?
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon. At Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons, we are always happy to help you decide whether a mommy makeover can help you achieve your aesthetic goals, and whether to have your surgery now or wait until a later time. If you live in Renton, Washington, or the surrounding area, contact us at (425) 228-3187 to schedule your mommy makeover consultation.