Should I Lose Weight Before Having a Mommy Makeover?

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


Mommy makeover is among the most popular cosmetic procedures among women of virtually all ages – including those who have never even had children – thanks to the opportunity it gives women to dramatically transform their physique from head to toe. For some women, mommy makeover is indeed a solution for regaining their pre-pregnancy body, while others turn to mommy makeover surgery to address the unintended side effects of extreme weight loss or aging. Regardless of your reasons for pursuing mommy makeover surgery, it’s important to understand how to best prepare for the procedure to ensure optimal results. Here, you’ll find helpful information on mommy makeover preparation – including whether or not you may need to lose weight prior to surgery – from board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the acclaimed team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Orange County, CA.

What’s included in mommy makeover surgery?

Based on your personal needs and unique goals, Dr. Kelishadi will curate a customized mommy makeover treatment plan for you. Most often, mommy makeover surgery includes some form of breast enhancement surgery along with a combination of body contouring procedures primarily targeting the midsection. A typical mommy makeover plan may involve a selection of the following:

  • Breast augmentation (with or without implants)
  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation plus lift
  • Breast revision
  • Liposuction
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)

Some women also choose to add more targeted procedures, like a thigh lift or Brazilian butt lift (BBL), to their mommy makeover surgery to address additional concerns simultaneously and achieve an even more complete transformation.

Is there a weight limit for mommy makeover surgery?

While there is no specific minimum or maximum weight requirement for mommy makeover surgery, there are some aspects of a patient’s weight that should be considered prior to the procedure. One of the most important considerations is the stability of the patient’s weight, as weight fluctuations following mommy makeover surgery can impact the results of the procedure. For example, women who gain weight after a mommy makeover or become pregnant after mommy makeover surgery often experience unwanted changes to their initial outcome, with many patients requiring a revision or repeat mommy makeover. On the other hand, women who plan to add a BBL or fat transfer to their mommy makeover should keep in mind that losing weight after surgery can also affect their results.

Generally speaking, women considering mommy makeover surgery should have reached their target goal weight – within about 20 pounds – and have been able to maintain that weight consistently for at least 6 – 12 months prior to surgery. After the procedure, patients should be committed to maintaining their weight through a balanced diet and regular exercise.

During your initial consultation for mommy makeover surgery in Newport Beach, Dr. Kelishadi will assess your weight, evaluate your health history, and potentially calculate your BMI – the relationship between your height and weight – to determine whether a mommy makeover may be safe, appropriate, and effective for you.

With mommy makeover surgery in Orange County, CA, you can create the sexy shape you’ve always wanted

If you’re ready to reclaim your confidence and femininity after having children or losing weight, mommy makeover surgery may be the life-changing solution you’ve been seeking. Don’t wait any longer to finally feel like yourself once again. To learn more about your options for a mommy makeover in Newport Beach, call SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your one-on-one consultation with leading Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

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