How long should I wait after having a child to get a mommy makeover?
Dr. Savalia typically suggests that you wait at least six months after weaning before undergoing a mommy makeover. This is because pregnancy hormones, such as estrogen and progesterone, can affect skin laxity, your body’s responses to various stimuli, and other aspects of overall health. These hormones may continue to be at higher-than-normal levels until a few months after weaning. Additionally, it can be helpful to take some time to gauge the full range of your body’s changes after pregnancy and nursing before deciding on the right procedures.
What if I decide to have another baby in the future?
None of the procedures in a mommy makeover should affect your ability to enjoy a healthy pregnancy in the future. However, Dr. Savalia usually recommends that you wait until you have completed your family before undergoing a mommy makeover. This is because a future pregnancy could reverse many of the improvements of your mommy makeover, potentially resulting in the need for revision procedures.
When will I see results?
You should notice a difference in your body contours immediately following your surgery. However, your final results will gradually develop over the next several weeks and months. Every woman recovers at a different rate, and every mommy makeover procedure is different depending on each patient’s needs, so there is no precise length of time for final results to develop. Within about six months of surgery, you should have a fairly accurate idea of your mommy makeover results. After your surgery, Dr. Savalia will provide you with detailed instructions on post-operative care and how best to ease back into exercise for optimal results and to maintain your new shape.