Many women that come into our offices wonder if they’re a good fit for the procedure. Because the procedures are completely individualized, there’s a good chance that a mommy makeover can help if you’re not happy with your post-pregnancy shape.
Let’s take a closer look at what may make you a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover.
You are in Good General Health
The ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are women that are in otherwise good physical and mental health. Patients should have realistic expectations about what their procedure will entail and what the outcome will be. Non-smokers typically respond better to surgical procedures.
You are Done Family-Planning
Mommy makeovers help restore your pre-pregnancy figure -or, better! Having future children can negatively impact the outcome of your procedure. Furthermore, breast surgeries can make future lactation difficult for some women.
You are Close to Your Ideal Weight
You don’t have to be 100% of the way there, but you should be at least close to your ideal weight. More than a few pounds of fluctuation can undo some of the procedures. While gaining weight after a mommy makeover can cause unwanted stretch marks, losing weight can produce loose or saggy skin.
You Have a Support System at Home
Ideally, you’ll have a partner, friend, or family member available to help you in the weeks following your makeover. After surgery, even the most mundane tasks can zap your energy and prolong the healing process. It’s a good idea to have a helping hand to do the heavy-lifting.
You Want to Look and Feel Your Best
Regaining your pre-baby contours can have both physical and psychological benefits. You may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are bothered by stretch marks, loose or saggy skin, excess fat pockets that are non-responsive to diet and exercise, or would like younger, perkier-looking breasts.