Most surgeons recommend that you wait at least 3 to 4 months to have liposuction after pregnancy, while others suggest waiting 6 to 9 months. This is because postpartum recuperation varies from woman to woman, and there are several factors that can affect how soon you can have liposuction after pregnancy.
Determining Factors for How Soon You Can Have Lipo
- The type of birth you had makes a difference. For most women, a complication-free vaginal birth takes less time to recuperate from than a C-section birth. You need to be entirely healed and recovered from giving birth before considering lipo.
- Consider your recovery. Make sure you have the support and help you need to care for your baby while recuperating.
- Your lifestyle choices matter. It’s important as a new mom, and as a surgical candidate, to make good decisions when it comes to your body. That means eating right and getting enough exercise and rest. These things might seem difficult with all the demands that come with a new baby, so give yourself time to adjust to your new routine.
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Losing Weight Before Lipo
[pullquote]Your body contouring results are typically better if you work to reach a healthy weight before having liposuction.[/pullquote]
Remember, everybody loses post-baby weight at different rates. Don’t be too quick to judge your postpartum body, and don’t compare your weight-loss journey to anyone else’s. Allow yourself time to heal and normalize, both physically and mentally, before making decisions about any kind of plastic surgery.
Talk to your surgeon about other factors, such as breastfeeding and family planning, that may affect how soon you can schedule liposuction after pregnancy. Some women choose to wait until they are finished having children before having liposuction while others do not. The important thing is to know the facts so you can make an informed decision about your surgery.