How Soon After Having Children Can You Have A Mommy Makeover?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Becoming a mother is a rewarding experience for most women. Of course, pregnancy does come with unwanted consequences. Sagging skin around your abdomen, deflated breasts, and small fat pockets can impact your confidence and self-esteem. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi frequently helps women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy bodies with mommy makeover surgery.

So how long should you wait to have a mommy makeover in Newport Beach, CA after having children? While most medical professionals recommend a period of six months, it depends on your recommended procedures and cosmetic goals. Get resources and information about mommy makeovers when calling for a private consultation at SSK Plastic Surgery.

The basics of mommy makeovers

A mommy makeover is a combination body contouring procedure that blends tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and liposuction to address common issues women face after pregnancy. While tummy tucks address excess skin and loose muscles in the abdomen, liposuction reduces fat in places, like the hips, thighs, and buttocks. Breast augmentation adds volume through implants to improve the overall shape of your breasts. Dr. Kelishadi personalizes plans based on your areas of concern in Newport Beach, CA.

How long should I wait before getting mommy makeover surgery?

It takes time for women to recover from the trauma of childbirth. Your body needs time to adjust and heal from pregnancy before you can consider cosmetic surgery. As we mentioned, the recommended waiting period is about six months. This gives your abdomen and breasts time to contract to their original state. Getting body contouring too soon could cause unnecessary damage and discomfort. Dr. Kelishadi can perform an assessment and let you know when you are ready for a mommy makeover surgery.

Other factors that affect your candidacy

There are other requirements patients must meet before undergoing body contouring. This ensures your tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, or liposuction are as safe and effective as possible. Some factors include:

  • Be in good health: patients should be in top physical health before undergoing multiple procedures at once. Smokers will need to give up cigarettes at least several weeks before and after treatment. Please let our office know if you have developed any medical conditions during your pregnancy, such as type 2 diabetes.

  • Maintain a healthy weight: while liposuction can address small amounts of stubborn fat, mommy makeovers are not designed to help you lose the weight you gained from pregnancy. Women should be within 10 – 15 pounds of their goal weight before getting surgery.

  • Be finished having children: significant weight changes can affect your mommy makeover results. This is why we recommend you are done having children before undergoing a full mommy makeover. Women who do get pregnant after surgery, however, are free to return to refresh their results.

Discover more about mommy makeovers

SSK Plastic Surgery works hard to understand your cosmetic goals when you come in for mommy makeover treatment. Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers wonderful body contouring improvements when pregnancy makes permanent changes to your body. Contact a member of our team in Newport Beach, CA to learn about our eligibility and how our procedures work. We have helped countless patients achieve great results with tummy tuck surgery, breast augmentation, and liposuction.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.