What Happens If I Get Pregnant After A Mommy Makeover?
Generally speaking, most accomplished plastic surgeons encourage patients to wait until they are done having children before undergoing certain procedures, including the mommy makeover. The significant physical changes that occur during and after pregnancy often compromise the results of cosmetic surgery, meaning the woman may require a revision procedure should she become pregnant again after mommy makeover.
Award-winning Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi and the exceptional team at SSK Plastic Surgery are committed to helping women be confident in the timing of their mommy makeover and are here to assist in planning for revision procedures should the patient become pregnant after surgery. If you have already undergone mommy makeover surgery and are expecting, or if you are interested in a mommy makeover but are uncertain about your future plans for having children, use this information to find out more about how pregnancy may impact your surgical results.
What does a mommy makeover include?
You may be surprised to learn that a mommy makeover is a completely customizable surgery involving multiple procedures selected to address the patient’s specific concerns. In a large number of cases, a mommy makeover is performed to help a woman restore her pre-baby body and correct cosmetic changes that occurred as a result of pregnancy and childbirth. However, a mommy makeover can also be highly beneficial for patients who have never had children, including women who have lost a significant amount of weight or those who have simply experienced physical changes associated with aging. Depending on the patient’s concerns and goals, a mommy makeover in Orange County may include:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift (mastopexy)
- Fat transfer
- Tummy tuck
- Thigh lift
- Vaginal rejuvenation (labiaplasty)
During your initial consultation at SSK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kelishadi will thoroughly evaluate and discuss your concerns, explain all of the available treatment options, and answer your questions in detail in order to formulate a surgical plan that can help you achieve your ideal outcome.
Can I get pregnant after mommy makeover surgery?
For women who have not yet had children or those who may not be sure about their desire to have additional children, it is tremendously important to consider how a future pregnancy may impact the results of a mommy makeover. Furthermore, women who are certain they are done having children should still be aware of how their results may be affected should an unplanned pregnancy and/or significant weight gain occur.
Undergoing mommy makeover surgery will not impact your ability to conceive, nor will it pose any inherent risk for you or your baby. However, the cosmetic results of many procedures involved in mommy makeover surgery can be severely compromised or even reversed with a subsequent pregnancy. For example, a woman who has a tummy tuck as part of her mommy makeover and then becomes pregnant again will likely experience re-stretching of the skin and/or separation of the abdominal muscles. While these changes can certainly be improved with a repeat or revision procedure, it may be more appropriate to defer your mommy makeover until after you are done building your family.
Dr. Kelishadi understands that surprises do happen and that couples may change their minds about having children in the future. Additionally, some women may be many years away from having kids but have cosmetic concerns they want corrected so they can enjoy life to the fullest in the meantime. Dr. Kelishadi will warmly discuss your individual situation and help make recommendations that are most appropriate for you. In these scenarios, a second or subsequent procedure after pregnancy is highly effective for restoring the results of an initial mommy makeover.
How long does a mommy makeover last?
Although the aging process cannot be stopped with cosmetic surgery, patients can enjoy the results of their mommy makeover procedure for many, many years to come. To maintain the results of a mommy makeover as long as possible, patients should:
- Not become pregnant again
- Avoid weight gain
- Maintain a healthy, stable weight
- Exercise regularly
- Not smoke
- Avoid sun exposure
- Consider nonsurgical or minimally invasive cosmetic treatments
Find out the best time to start planning your mommy makeover in Newport Beach, CA
Whether you are certain you’re done having children or haven’t even started your family yet, a mommy makeover can be a life-changing procedure. Let the knowledgeable team at SSK Plastic Surgery, led by renowned board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi, help you better understand what to consider regarding future pregnancy when planning your mommy makeover in Orange County, CA. Schedule your in-person or online consultation today. We look forward to helping you achieve or restore the body of your dreams when the time is right!