A Mommy Makeover is a great way to regain your pre-pregnancy shape when you’re sure your family is complete. But to optimize your results, you should know a few things to time your makeover just right.
At Pearce Plastic Surgery, our expert plastic surgeon Paul Pearce, MD, offers several procedures as part of a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Pearce works closely with you to design a treatment plan to meet your desired goals. He can also help you plan your makeover so you can recover without stress.
A Mommy Makeover can include one or more services to address common cosmetic issues after pregnancy and childbirth. These issues can include stretch marks, excess skin around your belly, and sagging breasts.
As part of your makeover, Dr. Pearce may recommend the following:
A tummy tuck focuses on tightening loosened abdominal muscles to give you a more toned appearance. Dr. Pearce can also address sagging belly skin and stretch marks during a tummy tuck.
A breast lift changes the position of your breasts so they sit higher on your chest. We offer breast lifts to give your breasts a more youthful, perkier appearance, but a lift won’t change the shape or fullness of your breasts.
Breast augmentation can complement breast lift surgery by increasing your breast size with implants. Dr. Pearce can also reshape your breasts to look more attractive and natural-looking.
Liposuction is a minimally invasive procedure to remove stubborn fat deposits from your body that you can’t lose with a good diet and regular exercise. Dr. Pearce can use liposuction to recontour your body’s shape as long as you are close to your ideal body weight.
Depending on which procedures you’re having as part of your makeover, Dr. Pearce can also use the fat he removes from your body to add fullness to another area, such as your breasts or buttocks.
There are several considerations you should make when planning a Mommy Makeover, including:
The goal of a Mommy Makeover is to transform your body back to what it was before your pregnancy. To maximize your makeover results and ensure they last for years, you should be sure you’re done having children before moving forward with your surgeries.
A Mommy Makeover isn’t something you can rush into immediately after giving birth. Your body needs time to heal after nine months of supporting another life. If you’re breastfeeding, your breasts will stay enlarged until you wean your child.
You should generally wait at least six months before scheduling a Mommy Makeover. This gives your body enough time to heal, so Dr. Pearce can get a more accurate idea of what services would benefit you most.
New moms have a lot on their plate. Because you will need several weeks or longer of recovery time after a Mommy Makeover, you may want to delay your surgery until you’re sure you have the help you need.
Initially, you’ll need someone to care for you while your incisions heal. You also need assistance caring for your baby and your other family responsibilities because there will be a period when you can’t lift anything and must limit your physical activities.
Dr. Pearce can discuss how long you can expect your recovery to take based on the procedures you plan to have. He can also recommend the right time to schedule your Mommy Makeover after discussing your circumstances and reviewing your health.
Call Pearce Plastic Surgery in Austin, Texas, to schedule a Mommy Makeover consultation or book an appointment online today.