Can I Have Another Baby After Mommy Makeover Surgery?
Becoming a mother is a life-changing experience. Your body spends nearly 40 weeks changing to create a human life. However, this process takes a major toll on your body. It can lead to deflated and sagging breasts, weakened abdominal muscles, loose or excess skin, and extra fat. A mommy makeover surgery gives mothers the chance to reclaim their pre-baby bodies. Mommy makeover surgery uses different procedures, including breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, or breast lift. When you’re considering a mommy makeover at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery in Atlanta, GA, you will want to be prepared on what you should know before and after mommy makeover surgery. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brandon Dzung-Mang can explain how subsequent childbirths can directly affect your surgery results.
What is a mommy makeover?
A mommy makeover is a customized surgery consisting of different cosmetic surgery procedures that target the abdomen, arms, breasts, thighs, and other body parts that may have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Your customized surgical plan will be created during a consultation with Dr. Mang at his Atlanta, GA office.
Some mommy makeover procedures include:
Breast augmentation: Many women lose breast volume after they give birth. Breast augmentation gives women the choice of choosing what breast size and shape they want.
Breast lift: As we age, gain or lose weight, or give birth, our skin loses elasticity causing the tissue to thin. A breast lift repositions the breasts to a higher position.
Tummy tuck: Because pregnancy causes the abdominal area to extend, the skin is stretched. Loose, excess stomach skin is repaired with a tummy tuck, which removes skin and tightens the abdominals. Liposuction can be used during a tummy tuck to remove any excess fat before skin tightening is done.
Preparing for mommy makeover surgery
To prepare for a mommy makeover at Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, our patients must maintain a healthy weight for at least six weeks before surgery. We also want them to understand the recovery process and gather all mommy makeover supplies beforehand. Dr. Mang recommends waiting at least six months after giving birth or nursing before getting plastic surgery. This is because it takes time for your hormones to stabilize, which can affect the healing process and the skin’s elasticity. Also, if you smoke, stop. Smoking affects the healing process and will jeopardize your results.
Pregnancy after a mommy makeover
Dr. Mang recommends his patients are finished having children before they have mommy makeover surgery. A mommy makeover won’t affect your pregnancy; however, future pregnancies may affect your surgery results. Breast tissue will change again and can lead to sagging or deflated breasts. Your abdominal muscles may also separate again too. If any of these things occur during your pregnancy after a mommy makeover, you will need another surgery to retighten your abdomen and to reshape and even re-lift your breasts.
Learn how a mommy makeover improves your body after giving birth
At Rejuve Aesthetic Surgery, we specialize in helping mothers throughout Atlanta, GA to achieve a body that they love once again. Ultimately, it is never too late for mommy makeover surgery. Some women choose to prioritize themselves after their children grow up, while others choose to have a mommy makeover right after giving birth. Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Brandon Dzung-Mang, offers in-person or online consultations to patients interested in learning more about mommy makeover procedures and how they change your body. To schedule a consultation to learn more about a mommy makeover, call our office today.