A mommy makeover typically combines some type of breast enhancement (breast lift and breast implant) with a tummy tuck and/or liposuction. After all, the breasts and the abdominal area experience the most changes following pregnancy. The team at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery may also incorporate other procedures to further create a more feminine silhouette. As with any body contouring surgery, a mommy makeover entails that you are near your healthy weight and are not experiencing large weight fluctuations to ensure that your results will be near permanent. Below is the list of factors that determine the ideal time to have a mommy makeover in the Citrus Heights area.
Your Body Has Fully Recovered from Childbirth
It may take up to a year before your uterus reverts to its normal size, your skin snaps back to the best of its ability after being stretched during pregnancy, and your breasts reach their baseline. Each person recovers from childbirth differently, and so the one-year waiting is just a guideline, not a strict rule.
Your Baby Has Weaned Completely
A good rule of thumb is to wait at least six months after breastfeeding to make sure that you no longer produce milk and your breast size has stabilized. After all, a mommy makeover in Citrus Heights typically incorporates breast augmentation and/or a breast lift with the surgery.
Your Weight Has Stabilized
Before your mommy makeover, it is ideal that your weight has stabilized for at least six months and you are at or close to your ideal body weight, which you are able to achieve through regular exercise and a well-balanced diet. Weight stabilization is often seen as a parameter that shows that you have fully recovered from the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth. Furthermore, having a stable weight long-term is the key to achieving near-permanent results from a mommy makeover or any type of body contouring surgery.
You’re Done Having Children
While breast augmentation and breast lift are commonly performed on women before they have had children, take note that pregnancy affects skin elasticity and strength to a varying degree. Consequently, some patients may need retouch procedures, while others may have their results almost unchanged even after several pregnancies.
A tummy tuck, meanwhile, is best performed after you’re done having children. After all, pregnancy may reverse or at least affect the tightness of your abdominal muscles and may cause sagging abdominal skin. Nonetheless, a tummy tuck will not affect your pregnancy if you do become pregnant.
Getting a Mommy Makeover
To learn if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover in the Citrus Heights and Sacramento, CA areas, talk to the team at Nuance Cosmetic Surgery in Folsom. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation!