Can I Have Another Child After a Mommy Makeover?

Data from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) shows that the number of women getting mommy makeover procedures is rising. After having a baby, numerous mothers want to feel like themselves again by getting back their pre-baby body. Many women considering mommy makeover procedures are concerned about pregnancy safety after the process. The doctors at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery are ready to answer your questions about having another child after a mommy makeover. Call today to learn more about your options for achieving your post-birth goals.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover combines body contouring procedures like tummy tucks, breast augmentation, and liposuction after pregnancy and birth. If you are considering a mommy makeover procedure, it is best to wait until your weight is stable post-pregnancy. Knowing what surgeries you want can help you prepare for the procedure. While a mommy makeover can help you feel like yourself again, it is important to ensure you are in good psychological health before surgery. The surgeons at Galardi | Bowen can help you decide the best path to your desired post-baby body.

Pregnancy After a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy after a mommy makeover is generally safe because the procedure does not affect the general health and wellness of a mother and baby. Tummy tucks and liposuctions do not interfere with your ability to conceive. Your surgeon can discuss breast enhancement options that will not affect your ability to breastfeed in future pregnancies.

Although it is safe to have another baby after a mommy makeover, a pregnancy can reverse a procedure’s results. For example, breast tissue and skin elasticity could change during and after pregnancy and nursing, affecting the size, shape, and position of breasts. A pregnancy after a mommy makeover may stretch out the abdomen and separate the muscles repaired during a tummy tuck. If a pregnancy causes negative results, the plastic surgeons at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery can perform additional treatments to retighten the abdomen and reshape and re-lift the breasts after pregnancy.

The Ideal Time for a Mommy Makeover

You can have a mommy makeover procedure at your own preferred time. However, plastic surgeons recommend you postpone the procedure until you are finished having children. This way, you can have the procedure done once and enjoy the results for many years.

At Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery we understand life happens, and you may get pregnant after a procedure. Our doctors can fix any damage to your mommy makeover results due to pregnancy and childbirth. If you have become pregnant after your initial mommy makeover, call us to schedule a consultation about revitalizing your look.

Discuss Pregnancy and Mommy Makeover with Our Team

If you are interested in learning more about mommy makeovers, the board-certified and experienced plastic surgeons at Galardi | Bowen Plastic Surgery are ready to answer your questions and concerns. During your discussion, our doctors will perform a complete examination of your breasts, abdomen, and other target areas to determine how you will approach your mommy makeover. A consultation also helps the surgeons develop a personalized treatment and recovery plan for you. Call today to learn more.