Many women are concerned with how fast they can get their pre-baby body back after having children. From excess skin in the lower abdomen to sagging breasts, the pressure to “bounce back” can cause new mothers to seek body contouring procedures—like those involved in the mommy makeover. Our plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic are thrilled to help women reverse common concerns caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, but they advise patients to give themselves time to recover from childbirth before considering restorative procedures.
Every woman will recover at a different rate following childbirth. In general, our surgeons advise patients interested in mommy makeover surgery to wait until they are at their goal weight for at least six months. This is important since mommy makeover procedures are intended to contour the body, not provide weight loss. They should also be done with breastfeeding for at least six months, to ensure milk is no longer being produced. For long-lasting results, our surgeons recommend women wait until they have completed their families before undergoing a mommy makeover, as future pregnancies can compromise the results they have achieved.
When it comes to the best time for a mommy makeover, every woman will be different. In addition to following the general advice in this blog, you should schedule a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure.