A mommy makeover is a plastic surgery procedure that will usually combine two or more surgeries such as a tummy tuck, liposuction and breast surgery. The procedure involves a thorough pre-operative preparation. The patient should choose the timing of the mommy makeover procedure that is best-suited to her needs. Here are useful guidelines that may help patients in the Tampa Bay area time their cosmetic surgery correctly:
1. You Have Achieved Your Weight Goals to a Reasonable Extent
A mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure, but a body contouring surgery. To attain ideal aesthetic outcomes with this procedure, the patient should work on her post-pregnancy body weight until it comes to or at least very close to her ideal weight.
The weight should have stabilized following the fluctuations experienced during pregnancy and childbirth. A moderate and stable body weight will help ensure that a mom achieves the best body contouring results and does not have to struggle with loose or sagging skin after the procedure.
2. You Have Stopped Breastfeeding
The ideal timing for a mommy makeover procedure may be months after the mother has stopped breastfeeding. This gap will allow her breasts to stabilize and firm up their natural size and shape. If the mommy makeover includes a breast procedure, such as breast augmentation, reduction or lift, it becomes even more important that the candidate should be done with breastfeeding.
3. No Foreseeable Plans for Another Pregnancy
A mom should preferably choose a mommy makeover when she has completed childbearing. This will allow her to enjoy the cosmetic results for a long time to come. A pregnancy can create loose skin and reverse some effects of the surgery.
4. You Should Be in Good General Health
A mommy makeover is a major procedure, often combining multiple surgeries. Our surgeon will carefully evaluate a candidate’s health records and review her general health condition before recommending her for this procedure.