“How do I know if I’m an ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover?”
This is a common question among mothers who come in for a personal consultation. Here are the areas to consider.
Future Plans of Having Children
A typical mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, and a breast enhancement procedure. If you’re thinking of having more children within the next two or three years, it is best if you put your Mommy Makeover plans on hold until you’re done giving birth. Another pregnancy and childbirth will only negate the positive outcomes of the Mommy Makeover procedures.
You should be at or near your ideal body weight for the last six months before having a Mommy Makeover. This will help you maximize the outcomes of the procedure. We encourage our overweight patients to lose the excess pounds first with diet and exercise.
It is best to wait until you are done breastfeeding before scheduling a Mommy Makeover. Increased blood vessel activity and enlarged ducts during breastfeeding will only increase your risk of bleeding and infection during and after surgery.
Your General State of Health
Like all types of plastic surgery, you should be free from medical conditions and physically fit to withstand the demands of surgery and recovery. You’ll need to undergo a series of physical exams and laboratory work before surgery to determine your general state of health.
If you’d like to learn more about Mommy Makeover procedures, we invite you to get in touch with us for a personal consultation by calling 408.559.4700 today.