Mommy Makeover FAQs

shutterstock_223122178Do you enjoy being a mother but miss your firmer, sexier pre-pregnancy body? Why not turn back the clock with the customizable mommy makeover procedure we offer at Allure Plastic Surgery of Miami? This procedure can be tailor-made to correct your specific “problem areas” for a slimmer, more attractive shape. A mommy makeover combines two or more of the following procedures: breast augmentation, breast lift, liposuction and tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). Read on to learn how our experienced plastic surgeons answer the most common questions asked about mommy makeover surgery.

After Giving Birth, How Long Do I Have to Wait Before Having a Mommy Makeover?

To be considered a good candidate for mommy makeover surgery, you need to wait at least six months after undergoing childbirth, and you need to have stopped breastfeeding for two to three months. The reason for both being that it gives your body the time to return to a more normal weight for your build. Your hormones will also be more balanced and your skin (especially on your stomach and breasts) will return to a more natural skin elasticity (no longer stretched out from pregnancy).

Can I Have a Mommy Makeover if I Plan to Have More Children in the Future?

There is no medical reason to wait until you’re done having children to have mommy makeover surgery. Instead, the reason to wait is purely cosmetic. We recommend that you wait until your family is complete before having mommy makeover surgery, as future pregnancy will undo the aesthetic results of the procedure.

Does Mommy Makeover Surgery Leave Scars?

Surgery of any kind involves scarring, but good surgeons know how to minimize the remaining scars by placing their incisions on parts of the body where they are easily concealed, such as in skin folds and places typically covered by clothing. If you’re interested in mommy makeover surgery, schedule a consultation with one of our surgeons to discuss your surgery options. Based on the procedures you wish to include in your procedure, they can explain incision options available to you that will leave barely noticeable scars, even when wearing underwear and swim bottoms.

After Surgery, How Soon Can I Get Back to Work and Taking Care of My Family?

While planning your surgery, allow at least one week of downtime. Though we encourage you to be on your feet and gently walk as soon as a day after your surgery (as this will help with swelling), most of this time should be spent relaxing as much as possible. This includes refraining from even simple chores, such as those that involve lifting your arms. You will need someone to help you take care of small children and perform household chores during this time. After the first week, the length of your recovery period is based on which procedures you’ve had done. Typically, it takes around six to eight weeks to fully heal from surgery, though you should be able to return to work and fulfilling family responsibilities after one to two weeks.

Customize Your Mommy Makeover Today

Interested in finding out your options for mommy makeover surgery? Call us today at (305) 479-2991 to schedule a personal consultation with one of our trusted plastic surgeons.