Deciding to have a mommy makeover is a deeply personal decision. But there are some key factors to consider when deciding when the right time is for having a mommy makeover.
Your Family Is Complete
Expanding your family is an amazing experience that can bring joy for many moms. However, if you are considering having a mommy makeover, it’s important to evaluate your family plan. Have you decided that your family is complete? Plastic surgeons will tell you that the best candidates have completed their family and have completely finished breastfeeding for at least 6 months.
During this time your body is still adjusting and changing to accommodate the needs of your baby. The 6-month standard allows enough time for your body and hormones to get back to normal. If you’re done having children and ready to make some changes to your body, it might be the right time for a mommy makeover.
You’re at a Stable Weight
A mommy makeover is not a weight-loss tool. In order to maximize your mommy makeover results, plastic surgeons recommend being within a healthy weight and maintaining. If you still have pounds you want to lose, it’s best to hold off until you are happy with your weight. Losing weight after a mommy makeover surgery could affect the outcome of your results.
You Have the Free Time
Having a mommy makeover will require a significant amount of downtime. Depending on the procedures you choose, you may need several weeks to recover. Doing too much too soon can disrupt your mommy makeover healing and recovery and essentially impact your results. When thinking about your availability, consider the following questions:
- Do you have the support to help out while you recover?
- Are you children able to manage while you recover?
- Do you have enough vacation time to recover?
Popular times to have mommy makeovers are in the fall and winter months, while the kids are in school or around holidays so you don’t need to worry about taking vacation days.
So, when is the right time for a mommy makeover? That all depends on you. When planning your mommy makeover, consider these key factors and discuss your goals and timeline with a board-certified plastic surgeon, who can help you decide when and what is best for your specific needs.
A board-certified plastic surgeon in the St. Paul/Minneapolis region, Dr. Jennifer Harrington utilizes her experience, advanced surgical training, unsurpassed technical skills and sound aesthetic judgment to help patients of all walks of life achieve their unique vision of who they are. Well-known as one of the best female plastic surgeons in the region, Dr. Harrington brings the highest standards of medical excellence to procedures of the breast, body and face.