If you are thinking about having an upcoming surgery in Los Angeles or Beverly Hills for a Mommy Makeover, you may feel like there are a lot of decisions to be made, and not just about the procedure itself. Most patients also have concerns about kids, finances, and so much more. Our list of frequently asked questions is meant to help you get answers easily.
It’s a good idea to do research online before any surgery, but the best way to know for certain whether a Mommy Makeover is right for you is to meet with one of our plastic surgeons. Request a free consultation online, or call our Marina Del Rey office at (877) 298-9915 to set up your appointment. We also invite you to continue your cosmetic surgery research by reading our eBook, which explains the plastic surgery process from start to finish.
What is a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is a combination of surgical procedures designed to restore a women’s body after pregnancy and childbirth. The procedures are often performed all at once. The goal is to focus on those areas that are most impacted by childbearing, including the breasts, tummy, and waistline.
What are my procedure options for a Mommy Makeover?
The surgical options vary greatly from person to person and will depend on your personal goals. Most women choose to combine breast and body procedures such as liposuction, tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast lift for their Mommy Makeovers. Others are more interested in facial rejuvenation techniques such as face lift or eyelid surgery. Our surgeons will help you choose the appropriate treatments to meet your needs.
Is it safe to have multiple procedures performed at once?
When performed by an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon, yes, it is safe to have multiple surgeries performed simultaneously. There are always risks associated with any surgery, and our surgeons can help you weigh the benefits and risks before you make your decision. Ultimately, combining procedures can have great benefits: you will have only one recovery period, you’ll be exposed to less anesthetic, and you will pay operating room and anesthesia costs only once.
How soon can I receive a Mommy Makeover after giving birth?
Your body should be as close to “normal” as possible before having your Mommy Makeover. That means you should be at a steady weight for 3 months and be engaged in a regular fitness routine and healthy diet. You should also wait 2 to 3 months after breastfeeding so that your breasts return to normal.
Should I consider a Mommy Makeover if I plan to have more children?
That depends what procedures you are interested in and when you plan to have more children. If you plan to have more children in the next 2 or 3 years or sooner, then it’s best to postpone surgery. If you intend to wait several years before having more children, then surgery can help you enjoy your body during that long stretch of time between pregnancies.
Results from procedures such as a tummy tuck or a breast lift will most likely be compromised if you become pregnant again. However, these procedures should not negatively affect your pregnancy or your ability to become pregnant in any way.
How much recovery time will I need?
Your recovery time will depend on the type and number of procedures performed. Typically, it’s best to set aside 10 to 14 days from work for your recovery. You will continue to improve over the next several months, and your final results should be visible after about 6 months.