September 28th, 2012 Miguel A. Delgado Jr, MD
Many Marin County women ask, “How soon can I have a mommy makeover after having a baby?” The mommy makeover procedure usually includes some type of breast surgery (breast augmentation, and/or breast lift, or breast reduction), a tummy tuck and some liposuction. A woman can proceed with the mommy makeover procedure once she has finished having children and it has been at least 6 months since she has stopped breast feeding. It is important for a woman to wait until she is finished having children because other than destroying the tummy tuck result, if she should become pregnant the abdomen may not expand properly while the fetus is growing.
The Mommy Makeover procedure is not only for the young!! Women today are eating healthy, not smoking, and have an active life style including regular exercise programs. This makes them excellent candidates for elective surgery. Cosmetic plastic surgery is reaching all time highs; San Francisco Bay Area women want to look as good as they feel, and for many older women they now can afford to treat themselves after the time and expense of raising a family has past.