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a woman and her daughter playingThere’s no secret that your life takes a 180-degree turn after becoming a mother. Your body shape is altered, your priorities change, and free time is a thing of the past. Pregnancy and breastfeeding affect several areas of your body; they can add laxity to your skin as well as fat pockets, and changes in the muscles may make you feel less like yourself. Mommy Makeover surgery has increased in popularity over the years for its ability to focus on the areas most affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Traditionally, Mommy Makeover surgery combines breast augmentation, tummy tuck surgery, and liposuction to return your body to its pre-baby shape. While there is no defined time limit to wait before undergoing Mommy Makeover surgery, there are a few things you may want to ask yourself before undergoing surgery.

Are You Planning on Having More Children?

Mommy Makeover surgery provides visible, long-lasting results, that is, of course, unless you have additional children. Your body initially went through changes because of pregnancy and childbirth, and any further pregnancies will add more changes to your body. While undergoing Mommy Makeover surgery will not affect your ability to have children, it will affect the results provided by it. It is for this reason that most surgeons recommend that you wait until you have finished having children before undergoing the procedure.

Has Your Weight Stabilized?

Most women gain weight during their pregnancies. While terms like liposuction and tummy tuck may sound like an excellent way to eliminate the additional weight from pregnancy, it’s actually not. Liposuction and tummy tuck surgery will result in the loss of a few pounds or a few inches; however, it is not designed to be a weight loss solution or a substitute for diet and exercise. You will find that the closer you are to your “goal” weight, the more impressive and noticeable the results of your Mommy Makeover will be.

Do You Have Extra Help at Home?

Like any surgical procedure, the recovery process of your Mommy Makeover is somewhat substantial and will occur over the course of a few months. While the initial recovery will happen in the first two weeks, you should be cautious of any heavy lifting, including children, for four to six weeks. This means that if you still have little ones running around, you should make sure that you have plenty of family and friends to assist in your daily activities.