How Soon After Birth Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?

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Posted: February 22, 2021

A mother breastfeeding her baby while looking at her smartphone.Since pregnancy comes with quite a few bodily changes, it’s best to wait a minimum of 6-12 months after birth to receive a mommy makeover. The amount of time you should wait for a mommy makeover depends on a few factors, including:

  • The types of procedures you want
  • The nature of your pregnancy
  • Whether or not you plan on having more children
  • Whether or not you choose to breastfeed

During the first year following childbirth, you will experience fluctuations in hormones, skin elasticity, body fat, and more. As a result, having a mommy makeover too early can have a negative impact on your results. At Bella Cosmetic Surgery, we can help you determine the right time to have a mommy makeover based on your future family plans and unique needs.

For breast surgery, the ideal time to receive a procedure depends on your breastfeeding plans. If you choose to breastfeed, you should wait to have any breast enhancements until 6 months after you stop producing breast milk. This will give your skin and breast tissue time to stabilize. If you decide not to breastfeed, you may receive breast surgery 6 months following delivery.

For body contouring, including liposuction and tummy tucks, the wait is a little longer. Changes in the elasticity of your skin, as well as the abdominal wall, may not settle for up to a year after giving birth. For this reason, we recommend waiting at least 12 months before having a body contouring procedure.

Another thing you should consider before undergoing a mommy makeover is if you want to have more children. Since a follow-up pregnancy can reverse the results of the procedure, we suggest having a mommy makeover once you decide to stop having children. This will ensure that you can enjoy the full physical and emotional benefits of the surgery.

Schedule a Mommy Makeover Consultation

If you are interested in a mommy makeover, call Bella Cosmetic Surgery today at 301-567-6767 to schedule a consultation. We proudly serve patients living in Maryland, Washington DC, and Northern Virginia.

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