When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

When Is the Right Time for a Mommy Makeover?

Your body goes through a great deal when you have children. From pregnancy to childbirth to breastfeeding, your body can change dramatically, and those changes may become permanent.

While you love your family dearly, you want your pre-kids body back, which is exactly what a mommy makeover is designed to accomplish.

At Cosmetic Surgery Center, Dr. Trent Fogleman has extensive experience helping women to turn back the clock on having children insofar as their bodies are concerned. While mommy makeovers can differ from one woman to the next, timing of the procedure(s) is everything.

What happens to your body when you have children

As you progressed through each pregnancy, you marveled at how your body changed with the growing fetus. Your stomach ballooned, your breasts grew larger, your hips widened, and even your ribs may have expanded.

Then, when you deliver your child, your vaginal tissues may be stretched beyond their limits to bounce back.

After delivery, breastfeeding can lead to significant changes in your breasts, which shrink and grow with each feeding.

The end results of all of these physical accommodations for many women are permanent, and often unwelcome, changes in their bodies, from sagging breasts to “soft” abdomens.

How (and when) a mommy makeover can help

To get right to the answer posed in the title of this blog about the right time for a mommy makeover, the simple answer is: when you’re done having children (and this includes breastfeeding).

Our goal through a mommy makeover is to restore your body to prepregnancy condition, and what can undo any work we perform is another pregnancy.

When women come to us for a mommy makeover, their goals may be quite different, and we can address most of them. 

To give you an idea, mommy makeovers can include:

We can perform any of these procedures in different combinations, but we want to be sure you’re ready. This means that you’ve reached a postpregnancy weight that’s stable and that you’re not planning on having more kids down the road.

As well, some of these procedures do have some downtime and some limitations. For example, if we perform a breast lift or breast augmentation, you want to be sure you don’t have a toddler who wants to cling to your chest.

Having young children can be stressful, and you need to be able to take some time to yourself to undergo a mommy makeover. Of course, we can space your procedures out however you like to accommodate your circumstances.

To learn more about whether the time is right for your mommy makeover and what we can accomplish, contact our office Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule a consultation today.

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