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The Right Time for Mommy Makeover Treatment

A mother and child during sunsetHaving a child can be rewarding. It can bring about numerous changes in your life as well as your appearance. In the case of the latter, it’s not uncommon for mothers to have loose skin and stretch marks around the belly and torso. Thankfully, Dr. Mark A. Deuber can help. A mommy makeover following pregnancy and childbirth may be just what you need to look your best.

The team at our Dallas, TX plastic surgery center would like to discuss mommy makeovers in brief, and then turn our focus to the ideal timing for the surgery. With proper timing, patients can achieve the best possible cosmetic results from the mommy makeover.

About Mommy Makeovers

Mommy makeovers are body contouring surgeries that help restore a woman’s appearance after pregnancy and childbirth. These procedures target the abdominal area, the breasts, the torso, and the extremities to help remove loose skin while tightening and toning the body in the process.

Why Timing Is Everything with Body Contouring Surgeries

After giving birth to a child, it can take time for your body to adjust. Your body chemistry changes, you lose some weight, and you experience some loose and sagging skin in different parts of the body.

If we perform a mommy makeover too soon, it could mean the need for touch-up body contouring surgeries later on to address further issues with loose skin and unwanted body fat. We want to make sure that we time the mommy makeover surgery perfectly so when you’re ready for it, we’re ready to help you.

Consider Family Size and Future Plans

First and foremost, you should only undergo a mommy makeover when you’ve finished having all the children you intend to have. If you and your partner feel that having another child in the future is a possibility, wait for a mommy makeover until you have your last child.

Ultimately, we don’t want to perform one mommy makeover only to repeat the process a few years later after you have another child—you wouldn’t want that either.

Losing Weight Naturally Before Surgery

When you’re ready for a mommy makeover, it’s important that you get back in shape and lose weight through natural means. This helps you get in peak condition before the mommy makeover is performed. This is ideal for the patient recovery process and will also allow us to remove as much loose skin as possible.

Eating right and exercising regularly for a few months prior to a mommy makeover is best. Avoid crash diets and extreme cardio. Focus on just being as healthy as possible, and to create habits you can maintain for the foreseeable future.

Consultation and Pre-Op Planning

When you’re ready for a mommy makeover, we will take time during the consultation process to consider your current situation and your cosmetic goals. We’ll also make sure that timing is optimal for the procedure itself and your recovery.

Picking the Right Time of Year for a Mommy Makeover

While not all mommy makeovers are performed during the fall or winter months, many patients do undergo surgery during this time. The cooler weather and ample holidays make it easier to recuperate at home in greater comfort. It also gives your body time to heal and your scars a few months to fade before the warm weather returns.

Learn More About Mommy Makeovers

For more information about mommy makeovers and why they may be a great option for you, be sure to contact a skilled cosmetic plastic surgeon. Dr. Deuber and his team will answer all of your questions and address your concerns.

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