mommy-makeoverYou did it! You delivered a happy, healthy baby, and now you have a lifetime of new experiences and joys to discover. But when you look in the mirror, you just don’t look like yourself anymore and it has nothing to do with post-pregnancy hormones or feelings.

Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover patients often come to this realization before deciding to go through with cosmetic surgery, so you’re not alone. The biggest question you may have is: “How soon after pregnancy can I have a Mommy Makeover?”

Timing is Different for Everyone

Every woman’s body is unique to begin with, but every woman’s experience with pregnancy is also unique. There are a number of factors that can influence how soon you’re able to safely undergo surgery after pregnancy including:

  • How long it takes your body to recover: Surgeons typically recommend patients wait until their bodies return to “normal” before having a Mommy Makeover, so that no further changes occur that could compromise your results. For some women, this could be 6 weeks, and for others it could be many months – it just depends on you.
  • Whether you plan on having more kids: If you want to have more children, it’s best to postpone a Mommy Makeover until after you’re sure you’re done. Otherwise all the benefits gained from surgery could be undone in your next pregnancy.
  • How long it’s been since you stopped breastfeeding: Surgeons suggest waiting at least 3 months after you stop breastfeeding before having a Mommy Makeover because your breasts may continue to change during that time.

Because of the wide range of procedures that can be included in a Mommy Makeover, the biggest determinant in timing is what all you want to have done. For example, if you don’t need a breast augmentation or lift, you don’t need to worry about waiting 3 months after breastfeeding stops. In your consultation, Dr. Bruno will discuss your goals and options with you to determine the ideal treatment plan and timing for you.

Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover patients get their pre-pregnancy bodies back in perfect timing with help from Dr. William Bruno. Call 310.461.3855 today to schedule your consultation.