Pregnancy and early motherhood are some of the most exciting phases of a woman’s life–and also the most challenging. The mind and body undergo rapid and dramatic changes during pregnancy, to prepare the mother for childbirth. Once the baby arrives, many mothers are eager to get back into shape and achieve their “pre-pregnancy” body.
While breastfeeding, diet and exercise will help mothers to lose weight and tighten muscles that were loosened during pregnancy, some women still find themselves with loose, sagging skin and breasts, as well as extra pouches of unwanted fat. Mommy Makeovers offer an effective solution for women looking to restore or improve their appearance following pregnancy.
A Mommy Makeover is a customized treatment designed specifically for the individual, and usually involves either a tummy tuck, liposuction, breast lift or breast augmentation, or a combination of these procedures.
When considering when to get a Mommy Makeover, it is important to remember that there is no single time frame that will work for every woman, as every woman and pregnancy is different. Each woman must listen to her body (and the advice of her doctor) and give it time to heal and recover from the rigors of carrying and delivering a child.
With that said, there are some minimum guidelines for mommy makeover procedures that can be used to help determine the right time for a woman looking to rejuvenate her appearance. Most physicians and industry experts advise that new mothers wait a minimum of six months after they have finished breastfeeding to undergo mommy makeover surgery. Additionally, a woman should be at her goal weight and maintain it for six months before surgery. It is important to be at a consistent weight in order for the results of the procedure to be long-lasting.
Another important factor a woman must consider during this decision-making process is whether she might want more children in the future. Plastic surgery will not interfere with conception or pregnancy if it occurs, however future pregnancies might permanently alter the results of the mommy makeover. Therefore, it is highly encouraged that women wait until they are finished bearing children before they undergo body contouring.
Mommy Makeover on Long Island
Are you interested in a mommy makeover? Contact Dr. Rhee today! We are located in Huntington Station, Long Island, New York, and can be reached directly at 631.424.6707. We look forward to hearing from you soon!