There is a considerable amount of planning that should go into any plastic surgery procedure to help make the process as smooth as possible*. If you’re thinking about getting a mommy makeover but aren’t sure when the best time is to schedule your procedure, consider these important factors.
You’ve Completed Your Family
Although getting a mommy makeover won’t interfere with your ability to have more children in the future, it’s generally recommended that you wait until you’ve completed your family to schedule plastic surgery. That way, you minimize the chances that you’ll need a revision procedure following another pregnancy down the road*.
You’re Done Breastfeeding
Most experienced plastic surgeons will tell you that it’s best to schedule your mommy makeover after you’ve finished breastfeeding. Not only does this reduce the risk for complications for both mommy and baby, but it can also help to ensure that you’ve given your body enough time to recuperate from childbirth before having plastic surgery*.
You Have Time off Work
When deciding the best time for your mommy makeover, make sure your body and your schedule are ready for a bit of a time commitment. Plan to take at least two weeks off of work and other regular obligations that require strenuous activity*.
The amount of time you’ll need to spend away from work after a mommy makeover will depend on how physically demanding your job is.
You Have Extra Help at Home
Your mommy makeover recovery should be as relaxing and stress-free as possible, so make sure you have enough extra help to care for your children, pets and household duties during this time.
*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.