How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Have A Mommy Makeover?

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When mothers have finished giving birth and breastfeeding, one of the first thoughts on their mind is how to get their younger, pre-pregnancy body back. While eating healthy and getting plenty of exercise can get you close, many mothers are still left with excess skin on their tummies, drooping breasts, and stubborn fat on their hips and thighs. Which is why many women are getting the “mommy makeover.”

Thousand Oaks moms put their bodies through a lot with pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. We firmly believe that if you’re finished with childbearing, that you deserve to look as good as you did before you started. The mommy makeover is a fully customized and tailored combination of procedures designed just for you. Some women get a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. Others get a facelift, liposuction, and a breast lift. It really is all up to you, and Dr. Costanzo can help you determine which procedures are right for you based on your goals. Give us a call today at (805) 373-9919 to learn more.

How to Get Started with Your Mommy Makeover

Thousand Oaks moms that are done having children are usually very eager to get back into “fighting shape.” But one of the questions that we get from our potential patients is how long should they wait after their last child to get the mommy makeover? Here are a few things to consider before you get the procedure.

  • Are you sure you’re done having children? – This is one of those life-changing questions that needs to be answered before you undergo this kind of procedure. You don’t want to go through the recovery process and then decide to have another child (although, if you do get pregnant after a mommy makeover, the surgery will not impact your child.) So some family planning needs to be done first.
  • Have you tried diet and exercise? – The ideal candidate for a mommy makeover has already lost some of the pregnancy weight through dieting and exercise. You should be at a stable weight because the mommy makeover is not a weight loss procedure, it’s a body contouring procedure.
  • Finish breastfeeding – Wait to get your mommy makeover until after you’re done This is because your breasts may still change shape as you stop breastfeeding.
  • Fully recover from the pregnancy – Your body produces lots of different hormones that help your body give birth, breastfeed, and recover. You’ll want to make sure that your body is totally “back to normal” before you get the mommy makeover.

Thousand Oaks moms should understand that every woman’s body recovers from pregnancy differently and at different rates. Some women only need to wait a few months before they get the procedure while others may need to wait longer. It all depends on (a) your body and (b) which procedures you’re getting with your mommy makeover.

Thousand Oaks women should consult with Dr. Costanzo before making a decision. Generally, you should wait a few months after you give birth. Just give us a call today at (805) 373-9919 to get the process started. During your consultation, Dr. Costanzo will talk with you about your goals for the procedure and where you’re at with your pregnancy recovery. From there, he can make a recommendation as to when he thinks it’s safe to have the procedure.