If you have undergone mommy makeover surgery, you are likely delighted with your results. Depending on the procedures that were included as part of your makeover, you may be enjoying a tighter tummy, perkier breasts, and a shapelier overall physique. However, patients who are considering having more children after their surgeries may have concerns about their ability to get pregnant again, or what to expect if they do become pregnant. Simply put, a mommy makeover will not affect your pregnancy; however, your pregnancy may affect your mommy makeover results. Dr. Khalil is a world-class, board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills with years of experience delivering excellent mommy makeover results. Learn more about the impact of pregnancy after a mommy makeover.
What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover refers to a personalized combination of cosmetic procedures that are used to improve the appearance of the body after pregnancy. It can include procedures such as breast lift, breast augmentation, and abdominoplasty. Most procedures included in a mommy makeover are intended to improve the breasts and midsection since these areas tend to change the most with pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Getting Pregnant After a Mommy Makeover
Getting a mommy makeover will not impact your ability to get pregnant, but there are a few things to consider when it comes to pregnancy after surgery:
Compromised results: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly change the body in several ways, including rapid weight gain, skin stretching, weakened abdominal muscles, drooping breasts, and less breast volume. If you have already had a mommy makeover to improve these cosmetic concerns, you may experience the same issues during and after a subsequent pregnancy, thus compromising your results.
Revisions may be necessary: You may need additional surgery after pregnancy and breastfeeding to recontour the body; however, instead of another mommy makeover, it is possible that you may only need to correct certain areas of the body. This may include a tummy tuck to restrengthen the abdominal muscles, liposuction to reduce pockets of fat throughout the body, or breast surgery revision to restore or further enhance the breasts. Dr. Khalil will determine if revision surgery is the best choice for you.
Family planning goals: If you are interested in having a mommy makeover, be sure to discuss your goals with Dr. Khalil. Some patients may be advised to wait until they have completed their families before undergoing surgery to avoid compromising results.
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