A mommy makeover is designed to correct a variety of problems associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. The procedure can help young mothers feel better in their own skin after significant changes in their body’s shape. However, many women are left wondering if it’s okay to have more babies down the line or if they should wait until their child-planning phase is over.
While it is completely safe to have a baby after a mommy makeover, doing so may reverse some of the effects of your procedure. To avoid wasting money or your valuable time as a new mother, it’s important to plan carefully to ensure your timing is just right. Dr. Lawton is a board-certified surgeon and mommy makeover specialist. She has a few tips for women considering the procedure but may also want another baby.
#1: Timing is Everything
Understandably, after 9-months of carrying a child and finally losing that post-pregnancy baby weight, you’re ready to get back into your favorite clothing. A mommy makeover can help you reach your goals. However, if you’re planning on having another child within 1-2 years, it might be worth holding off. Women that want to have children further down the line can get the most out of mommy makeover procedures.
#2: Some Procedures Hold Up Better Than Others
The most commonly affected area by pregnancy is the abdominal region. As your new baby grows, the abdominal muscles stretch, and skin becomes much more lax in preparation for your little one’s arrival. For this reason, Dr. Lawton recommends steering clear of invasive tummy tuck procedures until you’re done planning on having children.
The good news is, breast enhancement procedures are completely safe before and after pregnancy. Implants rarely impede the milk duct making breastfeeding still a possibility after a breast augmentation. Furthermore, liposuction procedures can be used to sculpt and contour the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, or any other area affected by childbearing.
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#3: Ultimately, It’s Up to You
If you’d like to restore your confidence levels and improve your quality of life through cosmetic procedures, that’s a completely acceptable request. You deserve to feel happy and healthy. You’ll be much more likely to enjoy spending time with your little ones if you’re taking care of your well-being also. Just be aware, if you plan to have more children, you may also need a secondary procedure to get back your ideal pre-pregnancy contours.
Dr. Tenley K. Lawton is a skilled surgeon who has helped countless women achieve their body contouring goals through mommy makeover procedures. She understands what pregnancy and breastfeeding can do to the body and will help you plan your surgery accordingly. Dr. Lawton is dedicated to restoring your optimal well-being both physically and mentally.
Dr. Lawton did a wonderful job with my surgery. Her staff was helpful and caring. I was very impressed with the look of the office and even the gown you usually get in a doctors office (wrinkled green cotton)was black with gold and done in very good taste and made you feel special. I feel so much better about myself and should have had this procedure 30 years ago. You are never too old to fix something your are not happy with.
Take the Next Step
Would you like to learn more about Mommy Makeover procedures? Fill out the “Request a Consultation” form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 835-4617 to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Tenley Lawton serving Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.
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