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When Is The Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?

By: Dr. Rolando Morales


Even though having children is a wonderful and rewarding experience, pregnancy changes your body in more ways than one. Problems like stubborn belly fat and sagging breasts may cause some embarrassment and frustration. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Rolando Morales has helped countless patients with mommy makeover procedures.

So, what kind of procedures go into body contouring? When is the right time to get surgery after pregnancy? When regular diet and exercise are not enough to give you the contours you want, contact Morales Plastic Surgery for a mommy makeover consultation in Houston, TX. We can give you options and schedule everything, so it fits perfectly into your busy lifestyle.

Learn about body contouring

When a woman is pregnant, the abdomen expands to accommodate the growing baby. The breasts also enlarge to allow for future milk production. However, once you have been through childbirth and breastfeeding, the body may not return to its pre-baby state. This often leaves women with pockets of fat and sagging skin. A mommy makeover groups together different body contouring procedures to address the areas affected by pregnancy.

When it comes to mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Morales may suggest one or a combination of the following:

  • Breast implants: saline or silicone implants restore lost volume to the breasts

  • Breast lift: correct sagging skin and lift the breasts to a more youthful position

  • Tummy tuck: removes excess tissue while tightening the abdominal muscles

  • Butt lift: augments the size of the buttocks without implants

  • Thigh lift: achieves smoother skin and pleasing contours in the thighs

  • Fat transfer: transfers extra fat into areas that may be lacking volume

  • Liposuction: eliminates extra fat pockets for a slimmer appearance

Scheduling surgery after pregnancy

There is no ideal age to get a mommy makeover. Instead, we look at timing and lifestyle choices when determining your eligibility. For instance, most plastic surgeons wait until you are finished having children to get a tummy tuck or breast augmentation. This is because having kids in the future could affect your end results. Most women would rather not invest in surgery after pregnancy more than once, which is why it is sometimes better to wait.

Are you near your goal weight?

We also recommend waiting until you have maintained your goal weight for at least six months. Just like future pregnancies, significant weight fluctuations can also alter your mommy makeover results. Maintaining a stable weight also shows that your body is recovered from the stress of pregnancy and childbirth. Dr. Morales can guide you in the right direction if you are unsure whether you meet these requirements in Houston, TX.

Do you have someone to help after surgery?

Once your body is ready for body contouring, you also want to schedule some time away from work. Following mommy makeover procedures, patients are restricted to light activity for several weeks to ensure proper healing. This means no lifting or carrying anything too heavy. Try to get a family member to assist with household chores and childcare so you do not push yourself too hard. Otherwise, you could put your health and results at risk.

Get mommy makeover procedures with Dr. Morales

So, when is the right time to get mommy makeover surgery? It may be time to meet with an experienced plastic surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Rolando Morales can perform an assessment and decide which procedure combination works for your cosmetic goals. Whether you are interested in a fat transfer, breast augmentation, or a tummy tuck, our clinic can help. Contact Morales Plastic Surgery to get started.

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