It’s common in my practice for patients to ask when is the right time for a Mommy Makeover. They are excited about reversing the physical damage caused by pregnancy and often can hardly wait to schedule the procedure. In my years of experience as a plastic surgeon seeing patients in Toronto and Mississauga, I’ve found that it’s best to advise patients that the timing of a Mommy Makeover depends mostly on their personal preferences.
A Mommy Makeover, which typically combines breast enhancement with body contouring procedures such as a tummy tuck and liposuction, is a safe and effective way to regain the shape you enjoyed before pregnancy and childbirth.
After having a child, you can schedule a Mommy Makeover about 6 months to a year later. The key is that you are done breastfeeding and that your body is done changing and shifting weight. On the other end of the spectrum are mothers whose children are fully grown, who have wanted to rejuvenate their bodies for many years. These mothers make equally good candidates for the procedure. Patients I see for Mommy Makeovers usually range in age from their mid-20s to 50s, 60s, and older. Age itself isn’t as critical as a woman’s overall health and her confidence that she wants to undergo the procedure.
Other timing issues potential patients ought to involve recovery time and childcare. Summer is often a good time to book a Mommy Makeover because it’s a common time for vacations. It’s also wise to consider whether you might have more children in the future.
Our team can discuss these and other issues with you during the planning phase of your Mommy Makeover to be sure we find a time fits perfectly within your lifestyle.