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5 signs you are ready for a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy may have left you with flattened breasts, stretched abdominal muscles, skin laxity and unwanted pockets of fat that do not respond well to diet and exercise.

Bringing new life in the world is something to celebrate, but can also leave a new mom yearning for her pre-baby body.




Dr. David Lo of Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville specializes in Mommy Makeovers. You have several options available for restoring your body post-baby. It’s entirely up to you what you choose to have done during a mommy makeover, the most popular options are:

Here are five signs that you might be ready for a mommy makeover:

1. You are not planning on getting pregnant again
Having a baby after a mommy makeover is safe and physically possible, it will alter your results and may require additional revisionary surgery down the line. The best time for a mommy makeover is when you are no longer planning on getting pregnant again.


2. You had a C-section delivery
Delivering your baby via C-section can leave some women with a long scar. A tummy tuck can improve the scarring while tightening up the abdominal area.


3. You’ve completely weaned your child
Because the hormones associated with breastfeeding, as well as the act of nursing itself, can cause further changes in your body, it’s smart to wait at least six months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding your baby.


4. You are unable to lose the access fat through diet or exercise
The weight gain associated with pregnancy often leaves women with fat deposits that are difficult to lose. If your active lifestyle doesn’t get rid of those stubborn fat deposits, opting to get liposuction as part of your mommy makeover can help.


5. You have time to dedicate to surgery and recovery

After a mommy makeover, you will need to plan for a few weeks of recovery time, during which you’ll be restricted in the activities you can do. Ideally, you should schedule your operation for a time when a family member can help you with childcare and chores. This will give you time to focus solely on your health and well-being.

For more information on a Mommy Makeover, feel free to contact our Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery Office in Knoxville at (865) 306-5680 for personalized advice or to SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION with Dr. David Lo, our awesome Plastic Surgeon. You may also request an appointment with Dr. Lo at https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/.