If you are interested in a mommy makeover, Dr. Raymond Jean is ready to help you determine the right timing for the procedure. Your candidacy depends on what your goals are, as well as whether your body has stabilized post-pregnancy. Breastfeeding should have ceased at this point. Hormones should stabilize, along with the shape and weight of your body. For most women, at least 6-12 months must be allowed before a mommy makeover is a reasonable option.
What about weight and BMI? In general, mommy makeovers and other cosmetic surgeries are performed at BMIs of 30 or lower. Talk to Dr. Jean about your options if you have a BMI over 30. As for your overall body weight, you’ll need to be close to your ideal weight, preferably within 10-20 pounds of your ideal weight. This is important for a few reasons, including:
- Obtaining the best results
- Securing a lower risk of side effects and complications
- Ensuring the most efficient surgical plan
If you were to continue pursuing a significant weight loss goal after mommy makeover procedures, then the results could be adversely affected. The skin that was tighter after surgery could become loose and lax again if you lose a lot of weight afterward.
Procedures commonly included in a mommy makeover – such as liposuction and a tummy tuck – are intended to sculpt the body and remove stubborn fat, not to result in massive weight loss or serve as a substitute for weight loss. To get the best outcomes, you’ll want your body to be as close to the shape you want as possible before these body contouring procedures are performed.
If you aren’t sure if your body is ready for a mommy makeover, we encourage you to seek guidance from Dr. Jean. He has many years of experience providing rejuvenating procedures post-pregnancy, and he can help you plan your restorative journey.
Start the Mommy Makeover Process
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover is to arrange a consultation with experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Raymond Jean. To schedule your visit, please call us at 484-222-0010.