Can I Have a Mommy Makeover if I Want to Have More Kids?

Posted on December 6, 2019 by: Dr. Rocheford

Weight gain, hormonal changes and increased elasticity are all common occurrences during a period of pregnancy. The human body is made to do amazing things. Yet, after giving birth, many women are dissatisfied with their postpartum appearance. More and more women are turning to a procedure known as the “Mommy Makeover” to increase confidence and repair pregnancy-related physical flaws.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a package plastic surgery that typically includes a breast lift, breast augmentation, liposuction and a tummy tuck. These procedures address the areas that are most affected by pregnancy. The prevalence of this type of procedure is on the rise, and would be even more so if cost wasn’t a factor. Many women also hold off on getting this procedure done, because they plan to expand their family and have additional children. So, what is the recommendation for that situation?

Can I Get a Mommy Makeover if I Plan to Have More Children?

While the details surrounding a surgical procedure are largely between the doctor and their patient, the general consensus is “no”. Ideally, patients should wait until after they are done having children to invest in a Mommy Makeover. Here’s why:

  • Result Reversal: There is a hefty price tag on a Mommy Makeover, so patients expect the results to last indefinitely. When a woman becomes pregnant again, the abdomen will become more lax, the abdominal muscles can separate and the breasts will gain/lose volume once more. These changes will undo the results that were obtained through a Mommy Makeover. The extent of these changes is unique to each patient.
  • Postpartum Hindrance: Although getting a breast augmentation or lift is not known to cause breastfeeding issues, they can in some instances. Many women would rather play it safe and wait until after they are done having children to undergo a breast augmentation. Cutting through breast tissue can inadvertently affect a woman’s ability to nurse.
  • Undesirable Modification: After a Mommy Makeover, the body’s composition changes drastically. Becoming pregnant again could leave the patient with a less desirable appearance than they initially had. In this case, some clients would resort to an additional surgery to obtain optimal results for a second time. This, of course, would cost more money, require additional recovery time and make it necessary to undergo the knife again.

Worth the Wait

Although it may be tempting to invest in a Mommy Makeover after pregnancy and childbirth, it is highly recommended for women to wait until they are done having children to do so. Remaining patient can result in money saved, abolished pain, quicker recovery time and longer-lasting results from a Mommy Makeover procedure. Patients should consult their physician or surgeon for any specific questions or concerns that they have about a potential surgery or procedure. Obtaining professional guidance and reliable advice is key.