How Soon After Childbirth Can I Undergo a Mommy Makeover?

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With the constant pressure of social media and celebrities, you may be one of the many women who is looking for ways to lose their baby weight and get back into pre-pregnancy shape ASAP. While mommy makeover surgery is undoubtedly one of the most effective tools for transforming your body after pregnancy, it's important to understand what a realistic timeline for cosmetic surgery after pregnancy is — and why. On average, women are typically encouraged to wait about 6 – 12 months after giving birth before having a mommy makeover. Here, double board-certified plastic surgeon and Beverly Hills mommy makeover specialist Dr. Andre Marshall of Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery provides additional information on how soon you can get a mommy makeover after giving birth and why it's ideal to wait for your mommy makeover to achieve optimal and long-lasting results.

What's the soonest you can get a mommy makeover after pregnancy?

There are several factors to consider when scheduling your mommy makeover after having a baby, including whether you're breastfeeding, your overall health, and others. Generally speaking, it's usually recommended that women wait at least 6 – 12 months after they've given birth and concluded breastfeeding before a mommy makeover. This allows their bodies plenty of time to heal and return to "normal" — as much as possible — while also making it safe for the baby, as mommy makeover recovery may involve certain medications that should not be taken while breastfeeding.

What is included in a mommy makeover?

One of the many benefits of mommy makeover surgery is that each procedure can be customized based on the woman's unique individual anatomy, needs, goals, and other factors. In most cases, mommy makeover is designed to address, improve, or even reverse the classic changes associated with having children, losing weight, or aging. Some of the most popular treatments and procedures included in mommy makeover surgery are:

Patients may also choose to address loose skin, stubborn fat, and other concerns in additional areas like the hips, thighs, and buttocks with body contouring procedures added to a traditional mommy makeover plan.

Can I get a tummy tuck during my C-section?

Many women ask whether they can take the opportunity during C-section surgery to have a mommy makeover or another cosmetic procedure. In most cases, it is advisable to wait at least 6 – 12 months after having a child — whether it's a vaginal delivery or C-section — to undergo a mommy makeover. This ensures the body can heal and recover, and also allows the woman to lose the majority of her pregnancy weight naturally, which helps when it comes to achieving long-term, sustainable results. Following your Beverly Hills mommy makeover consultation, Dr. Marshall will provide recommendations for mommy makeover timing that sets you up for the most successful, longest-lasting results and complete transformation possible.

Get stunning results that are worth the wait with mommy makeover surgery in Beverly Hills, CA

You're not alone in wishing you could snap back after pregnancy, but it's important to remember that your body has gone through a major change and needs time to heal and recover — especially before undertaking another significant change like mommy makeover surgery. Still, the benefits of a mommy makeover — including the opportunity to look like your pre-pregnancy self once again (or even better!) can be well worth the wait. For more information about when you may be ready for a mommy makeover after kids, call our friendly team at Andre P. Marshall Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Dr. Andre P. Marshall today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.