A Mommy Makeover is an umbrella term given to a combination of popular surgeries that are used to correct the negative effects of pregnancy on the body. A Mommy Makeover will typically include a tummy tuck, liposuction and some form of breast surgery. Not all these procedures have to be performed as part of a Mommy Makeover. The surgeries you get will depend on what you want to correct. This is something you can discuss in detail with your surgeon at your consultation.
Below are some things to consider to help you decide if a Mommy Makeover is right for you.

  • Have you tried dieting to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight?
  • A Mommy Makeover is used to correct issues that arise due to pregnancy, such as loose skin, stretch marks and a loss of volume in the breasts. However, it is not an alternative to dieting and exercise. You should therefore try to get back to your pre-pregnancy weight naturally through diet and exercise before you consider getting a Mommy Makeover. If you still have issues you want to correct after reaching your target weight, you can make a decision regarding a Mommy Makeover.

  • Are you planning to have any more children?
  • If you’re planning to have more kids, it’s better to wait to get a Mommy Makeover, since pregnancy will affect the results of the surgeries. Breast surgery can also affect your ability to breastfeed, so it’s definitely better to wait until you’re sure you want no more children before getting a Mommy Makeover.

  • Are you in good physical health?
  • Surgery can take quite a toll on the body, so it’s important you’re in good physical health if you’re considering a Mommy Makeover. Being in good physical health doesn’t just mean being at a healthy weight, but also that you’re free of any serious medical conditions and don’t smoke or drink to excess.

  • Book a consultation for a Mommy Makeover
  • If you’re thinking of getting a Mommy Makeover, the first step is to book a consultation. The purpose of a consultation is to help you decide if you’d like to go ahead with the surgery after having all the relevant information. You’ll also have a chance to have all your questions answered.