Once your baby has arrived and you’ve begun adjusting to your new life with your little bundle of joy, it’s natural to start to wonder when the appropriate time will be to get serious about recovering your pre-baby body.
While there is no one size fits all answer that works for everyone, there are several factors to consider when deciding how long you should wait before getting your mommy makeover.
Returning to Normal
Pregnancy can have a profound impact on your body, both inside and out. Your hormone levels will be changing constantly both during pregnancy and after your baby is delivered. For this reason, it’s important that you wait at least 6 months after childbirth or weaning before you consider plastic surgery after pregnancy.
Hormone levels are important to the surgical and recovery process. To get the best results from your mommy makeover, you should wait until your hormones have stabilized and returned to baseline before you put your body through any more changes.
Reaching Your Goal Weight
A mommy makeover is a combination of several procedures, often including a tummy tuck and liposuction. With any fat removal procedure, the best results can often be achieved if the patient takes steps to get to a healthy body weight beforehand.
Weight gain while pregnant is a very common occurrence, and is essential for your baby’s health. Committing to a healthy diet and exercise routine to increase circulation and remove your “baby weight” should be the first step when considering any cosmetic surgery. While a mommy makeover can enhance your natural curves, it’s not an alternative for good old-fashioned weight loss.