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How soon after pregnancy can you have a mommy makeover?

Your body undergoes significant changes from pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, and many of these aren’t easily addressed with diet and exercise. In addition, the sacrifices you must make as a new mother (it can be challenging to get enough sleep, exercise and nutrition) can make it even more difficult to regain the figure you enjoyed prior to having children.

Many women want to rejuvenate their bodies as quickly as possible. The team at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville recommends that the amount of time you should wait for a mommy makeover depends on several factors, including:


1. You must have recovered from childbirth first

 As your body recovers, some of the changes will resolve on their own. For example, the stretching that occurs in your breasts and stomach will gradually contract, and their appearance will slowly return closer to your pre-pregnancy state after several months. You will need to give your body time to properly heal in order to determine the extent that these changes have reversed on their own. Having a mommy makeover too early can have a negative impact on your results.


2. You should be done with breastfeeding

 For breast surgery, the ideal time to receive a procedure depends on your breastfeeding plans. If you choose to breastfeed, you should wait to have any breast enhancements until 6 months after you stop producing breast milk. This will give your skin and breast tissue time to stabilize. If you decide not to breastfeed, you may receive breast surgery 6 months following delivery.


3. You need to be close to your goal weight

Some women have an easier time losing the weight they gained during pregnancy. Others may gain a more significant amount of weight while pregnant, and find shedding the pounds more difficult. It’s important to remember that while a tummy tuck and liposuction can help recontour the body, neither are weight loss procedures. Therefore, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until you are close to your ideal weight.


4. Your family planning is complete

Future pregnancy plans should definitely factor into your decision regarding when to have a mommy makeover. Your body will experience the same changes each time you become pregnant, and this can potentially undo many of the benefits you achieve from your mommy makeover. It is recommended that you wait until you’re finished having children to move forward with mommy makeover surgery.


If you want to reclaim your pre-pregnancy body and want to know if you’re a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery, contact Dr. David Lo, Plastic Surgeon at Premier Surgical Plastic Surgery in Knoxville. To SCHEDULE an APPOINTMENT call (865) 306-5680 or book online at: https://www.premiersurgicalplasticsurgery.com/request-a-consultation/