Undergoing the combination of plastic surgery procedures that can comprise a mommy makeover will not prevent you from having additional children. However, most plastic surgeons who perform mommy makeovers recommend that women wait to undergo these procedures until they plan to have no more children.
A mommy makeover entails a blend of procedures meant to help you regain a more youthful, shapely appearance following the physical impacts of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Depending on your individual aesthetic goals, a mommy makeover may include:
Because each of these procedures is designed to provide long-lasting to permanent results, most surgeons advise women to hold off on a mommy makeover until they are finished having children. The physical changes caused by pregnancy can negate the effects of some mommy makeover procedures.
A tummy tuck, for example, tightens the vertical muscles of your abdomen. The natural stretching that accompanies pregnancy can cause those muscles to reseparate. Similarly, your breasts change with pregnancy, and these physical fluctuations can affect the results of your breast augmentation or breast lift.
While a safe pregnancy is possible following a mommy makeover, it may create the need for revision.
If you would like to learn more about mommy makeovers or schedule a consultation, please contact New York plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at 212.750.9494.