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Naturally restoring your pre-pregnancy figure is a challenge for many women. Balancing motherhood with hours at the gym is not always an option. Even then, some discover that the changes to their body cannot be solved by losing weight. Pregnancy and childbirth affects a woman’s entire body and can result in excess pockets of fat, loose skin, and lax muscles. Mommy Makeover surgery is designed for women who are looking to restore their body to a more youthful, pre-pregnancy appearance. While this surgery may sound desirable immediately after having a child, there are a few questions to ask yourself before you choose a surgery date.

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Are You Near Your Ideal Weight?

Mommy Makeover surgery addresses the areas most commonly affected by pregnancy and childbirth. This combination procedure is tailored to each patient. It often includes a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or breast lift, and liposuction. Before undergoing these procedures, women should be at or close to their ideal weight. The Mommy Makeover is designed to give you a slimmer, toned, pre-pregnancy appearance.

Are You Still Breastfeeding?

Mommy Makeover surgery can affect the ability to produce milk and breastfeed. If you are considering a Mommy Makeover, you should wait until you are no longer breastfeeding or producing milk. It is also a good idea to wait at least six months after giving birth to consider having a Mommy Makeover. Waiting will allow you to heal internally and return to your ideal weight.

Are You Planning on Having More Children?

Most candidates for Mommy Makeover surgery have completed their families. If you plan on having more children you should consider postponing your procedure until your family is complete. Having additional children after a Mommy Makeover will affect your results. It may also require revision surgery. There is also a chance, depending on the type of breast surgery you elect, that you will not be able to breastfeed. If you have completed your family, are no longer breastfeeding, have given yourself at least six months to heal, and are at or close to your ideal weight, then this is the ideal time for you to consider having a Mommy Makeover!

If your ideal time for a Mommy Makeover is today, then contact Dr. Cohn to set up a consultation by calling (205) 930-1600 or by filling out our online contact form.