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How Long Should I Wait Post-Pregnancy Before Having a Mommy Makeover?

It is completely natural for women to experience drastic changes to their body after giving birth. After all, they’ve just created and carried a new human for nine months. But the body dysphoria that follows isn’t fun for any new mom, and many women come in to have a mommy makeover designed specifically for their bodily needs. This package was created with the intent to help new moms feel comfortable in their own skin and soon as possible and help with the craziness that is being a parent. But how soon post-pregnancy women can get a mommy makeover can vary.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Knowing just what you are getting into as a patient can help you make the decision on when you feel you’re going to be ready to make another commitment so soon.

A mommy makeover is a customized selection of procedures. Many women experience similar bodily changes after pregnancy, and popular selections tend to be thigh lifts, tummy tucks, and even breast augmentations. Each one is made with minimal downtime, especially when it comes to new moms, to ensure our patients can get back to their lives as soon as possible.

Medical Opinion

The best explanation most medical professionals have is that the situation is different for every woman. The soonest is as soon as your body has fully recovered from giving birth, but this can change for several women depending on a few factors.

New mothers that are breastfeeding might want to wait another three months before going in for surgery. This could become longer depending on how long new mothers plan on breastfeeding for. You wouldn’t want to mess with your breasts surgically while your new child still requires you for nutrition. This also ensures that your breasts have finished changing from pregnancy hormones and bodily readjustments.

Another great piece of advice is to wait until you are done having kids. Mommy makeovers are no light decisions to make, and it would be unfortunate to have to do it all over again after having another pregnancy.

The best answer, but also the longest, is to wait a year. That way you’ve had time to adjust to life post-pregnancy and your body has stopped changing from all of the new hormones you’re experiencing.

If you want to meet with Dr. Baldenhofer personally to discuss your specific situation and when would be best for you, contact either or Manhattan or Long Island office for your free consultation today.