How Soon Can I Get a Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy?

Posted on May 14th, 2018 by Dr. William Franckle

Giving birth to a child is one of the most rewarding, special experiences in a woman’s life. And although many mothers enjoy the pregnancy experience, they often struggle to get their body back to its pre-pregnancy condition. Enter the mommy makeover, a group of surgical cosmetic procedures to remove excess skin and improve the appearance of breasts after pregnancy.

Mommy Makeover Procedures

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Women’s bodies can change significantly during and after pregnancy, and the amount of time women should wait after giving birth depends on which procedure or procedures they would like to have done. These procedures may include an abdominoplasty (more commonly referred to as a tummy tuck), liposuction to rid the body of stubborn, excess fat, and breast surgeries such as lifts or augmentations. These body contouring procedures are for cosmetic purposes and should not be used as a weight loss solution, so it is important for women to have already reached their pre-pregnancy weight through diet and exercise.

Timing Is Everything

First, it’s a good idea for women to wait until they’ve had their last child before scheduling a procedure. Otherwise, they may need additional procedures down the road, especially if they gain a substantial amount of weight with those pregnancies.

Most surgeons agree that new moms should wait at least six months after reaching their desired post-pregnancy weight before having their mommy makeover, although this varies by surgeon, patient, and circumstances. Some surgeons even suggest waiting a little longer, like nine months to a year, to be certain that stretched skin has contracted and the uterus has shrunk. Because, after all, pregnancy is hard on the body!

Additionally, breastfeeding moms should wait until at least six months after they’ve stopped breastfeeding before undergoing any type of breast surgery, to give the breasts enough time to return to their natural size.

Mommy Makeovers and C-Sections

Moms who had a C-Section may need to wait a little longer for their mommy makeover. The C-Section can cause side effects like fatigue, blood loss, and elevated estrogen levels, as well a depressed immune system, which can increase the risk of infection. It is still possible to have a mommy makeover six months after pregnancy, but this is a decision that Dr. Franckle and the patient will need to make together based on the mom’s recovery.

The mommy makeover is a great solution for new moms who aren’t happy with their post-pregnancy body, and who have already returned to their pre-pregnancy weight through diet and exercise. Contact William Franckle, MD, FACS at 856-772-6500 or fill out our online contact form to schedule your mommy makeover consultation!

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We know that you have many options when choosing a plastic surgeon. Dr. Franckle and his staff are dedicated to providing you with a caring and professional surgical experience. Time and time again our patients credit Dr. Franckle’s expertise and the kindness of our staff as the reason for choosing our practice. Dr. Franckle is board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), the only board recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties to certify surgeons in the practice of plastic surgery. Attention to detail, meticulous skill, and an artistic eye make Dr. Franckle an expert in such procedures as rhinoplasty (nose job), breast augmentation (breast implants), abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), facelift, and non-surgical treatments (Botox and injectable fillers).

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Our doctors will not talk you into a procedure that you do not want or are not ready for. It is vital to get all your questions and concerns on the table. You’ll share your medical history, describe any medications you’re taking, and discuss your objectives and expectations with the surgeon while he evaluates the region of your body you want to be treated.

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Body contouring procedures can help address a combination of upper and lower body areas based on each patients’ aesthetic goals. William Franckle, MD, FACS can help you find your inner confidence with a custom body contouring solution. Learn more about common procedures. overall health goals, and outcome expectations.⁠

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Body after Baby🤱🏼❗️⁠

Childbirth is a truly miraculous event, and you shouldn’t have to settle for a physique you find unsatisfying. With the Mommy Makeover, South Jersey and surrounding area moms can fight the physical effects of motherhood and shift their focus to the more magical elements of parenthood. ⁠

As with any invasive procedure, it is absolutely paramount that the patient be otherwise healthy before undergoing surgery. Dr. Franckle also advises that patients stop smoking prior to surgery to promote proper healing and recovery. It is also necessary to allow your body ample time to heal after childbirth before undergoing major surgery.⁠


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Fact: A facelift can reposition tissue and address the neck area in ways fillers cannot. However, fillers are excellent for adding lost facial volume and giving a boost to your skin. They’re a great short-term, nonsurgical way to fight the signs of aging. If you’re unsure about committing to a facelift, give facial fillers a try.⁠


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William Franckle, MD, FACS offers advanced plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments in New Jersey. All consultations and MedSpa services, including injectables, are held privately at our Voorhees clinic. Surgical procedures are performed at the Virtua Center for Surgery in Sewell under the care of board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Franckle.

Contact our team today to learn more about our services and find the right one for you.

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