A Mommy Makeover is a combination of treatments by a cosmetic surgeon that is often performed in a single surgery. Sometimes, the procedure is broken up into multiple sessions. Either way, the surgery is intended to address the body issues that mothers often face after pregnancy and childbirth. Having children can put a strain on a mother’s body. The breasts, stomach, legs, and waist are typical parts of a woman’s body that are affected by childbirth. In addition to these areas, the body may show signs such as stretch marks and cellulite as a result of the physical changes the woman’s body undergoes throughout pregnancy.

Mommy Makeovers are designed to address the body changes of the individual woman. Treatments may include tummy tucks, liposuction, breast augmentation, buttock augmentation, cellulite reduction, and stretch mark treatments. All of these surgeries are intended to help the woman return to the way her body was before childbirth. Whether a mother has had just one child or many, a Mommy Makeover can help her restore her body to near its original shape before the pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Who should get a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy can affect women’s bodies in many different ways. A Mommy Makeover will typically include liposuction and a tummy tuck. However, Mommy Makeover procedures are not limited to women with just stomach issues following their pregnancy. Any woman that has noticeable body changes after the birth of their child may find a procedure with a Mommy Makeover that can help restore their body to its pre-baby form. Whether it’s stretch marks, cellulite, breast changes, excess fat, or sagging skin in the stomach area, a Mommy Makeover can address the individual body issues that arise from pregnancy and nursing.

Who should not a get a Mommy Makeover?

If you’re considering having another child then you should not get a Mommy Makeover. You should only get a Mommy Makeover if you are certain that you will not be getting pregnant in the future. If it’s even a slight possibility that you will want to have another child then you should wait to have the surgical procedure performed. The surgery to correct the issues with your body following a pregnancy will not prevent you from getting pregnant in the future. Often, you will still be able to carry a healthy baby to term and deliver without complications from your prior surgery. However, having another child will once again stretch the skin and muscles of the woman’s body. This means that the corrective work done with the Mommy Makeover will usually be undone if the woman becomes pregnant again.

Women with health issues that can impair the healing process should also refrain from having a Mommy Makeover done. You should keep in mind that tobacco use can make the healing process difficult and many surgeons will require that you abstain from tobacco for a certain amount of weeks before having any procedures done. You also must wait for a minimum of six months after you have given birth to your last child to have a Mommy Makeover performed.