A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery performed to erase the changes pregnancy has made to a woman’s body. Common procedures usually involve the breasts and the tummy and may also include the buttocks and thighs. Each surgery is carefully tailored to the individual, meaning there is no one-size-fits-all procedure. If you’re interested in a mommy makeover and are curious if you’d be a good candidate, there are several conditions that must be met before you are ready for surgery.
You Have Fully Recovered from Carrying Your Child
Carrying a child to term takes a lot out of your body. During pregnancy, nutrients and minerals are used up, your blood volume nearly doubles and your immune system ramps up its output. Even with a healthy diet and good prenatal vitamins, you may still be feeling worn out due to the nutritional demands of pregnancy. You won’t be ready for surgery until you’ve built up your body’s stores again. On the other hand, if your energy levels have returned to normal and you show no signs of a nutritional deficiency, you may be ready for your mommy makeover.
You’re Completely Healed from Giving Birth
Some women have quick, easy vaginal births with no tearing or other complications. Such women may be completely healed within six weeks and ready for surgery in another 90 days. Other women experience hard labors, tearing or emergency C-sections. Women who had a rough time may need six months or more to heal because labor and delivery created damage that needs to heal before additional surgery can be considered.
You Are Through with Breastfeeding
This stipulation only applies to women who want breast augmentation as part of their makeover. Any breast augmentation surgery has the potential to affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. For this reason, you need to be sure you are done breastfeeding or are okay with offering formula to any future children you may add to the family.
You Have a Good Support System
If you’re seeking a mommy makeover while your child is still young, you’ll need help at home. You will need a supportive parent, spouse or trusted friend to help you during your recovery and also step in to help with your child. Come up with a plan ahead of time to ensure that you and your child will both get the care you need.
What About Older Mommies?
There are no rules that demand you get a mommy makeover while your last child is small. In fact, many moms don’t consider surgery until their youngest starts school. It doesn’t matter if your baby just went off to college; it’s never too late for a mommy makeover. Eligibility for surgery is based on health, not age.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are not happy with the changes pregnancy has made to your body, a mommy makeover can give you back your pre-pregnancy shape. If you’re interested in exploring your surgical options, speak with one of our professionals at Tarola Plastic Surgery, serving the Murfreesboro area. We have offices conveniently located in Murfreesboro and Hendersonville. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.