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When Should I Consider a Mommy Makeover?

Mom and BabyA mommy makeover can often be a great procedural option for women seeking to inclusively address such aesthetic concerns as loose skin in the midsection and lower body, breast sagging and/or volume loss, excess fat accumulations, and/or the appearance of stretch marks – all of which can be the result of pregnancy, childbearing, and/or breastfeeding. Depending on your individual needs, a customized combination of body sculpting and breast enhancement procedures can be formulated to help you regain your pre-pregnancy figure with exceptional results. Some of the most common procedures combined to create a mommy makeover at The Aesthetic Institute of Chicago include (but are not limited to):

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift
  • Thigh lift
  • Lower body lift

    If you are considering a mommy makeover, timing is critical to not only attaining, but also maintaining an ideal outcome. For example, if you have recently given birth to a child and plan on breastfeeding, our board certified plastic surgeons – Dr. Brian Braithwaite and Dr. Lorri Cobbins – highly recommend waiting until you have finished breastfeeding before contemplating surgery. Additionally, if you plan to have any more kids later down the road, it is encouraged that you hold off on scheduling a mommy makeover until after you are done having children, as a new pregnancy and the related bodily changes may negatively affect your results.

    Another factor to take into consideration when thinking about the timing of a mommy makeover is recovery. Depending on the particular procedures you receive, the recovery period could extend two weeks, if not longer. For most of this time, you will need to avoid heavy lifting and/or strenuous activities that may impede the healing process. As a result, Drs. Cobbins and Braithwaite typically advise patients to refrain from scheduling their mommy makeover until they have an adequate amount of time to recover completely.

    Ultimately, by bearing this information in mind when considering a mommy makeover, you can help optimize the quality and longevity of your outcome. For more information, or if you would like to schedule a consultation with one of our board certified plastic surgeons, please contact us today.