When considering a mommy makeover surgery, a big factor in the decision-making process involves timing. When is the perfect time for a mommy makeover surgery? So many of my patients get caught up waiting for the “right” time for surgery that they often miss out on this life-changing transformation for weeks or months at a time. After years of performing mommy makeover surgeries, I can tell you this: the “right” time for your surgery is when you are ready. Period. End of story.
However, we have found four factors that are important to consider when planning your mommy makeover.
1. The physical changes from pregnancy
2. Your desire for more children
3. Your age and overall health
4. Your life circumstances
Lets look at these one at a time…
Physical Changes From Pregnancy
You know your body better than anybody else. You know how things have changed throughout pregnancy. If you’re anything like my wife, who tells me something was “broken “with each pregnancy, you have a pretty good idea of the very specific changes that occurred during each of your pregnancies. Questions to consider when pondering these changes in your body: do your breast seem deflated? Do your nipples point towards the floor? Do you have a pooch around your midsection that you can’t get rid of? Do you have wrinkled up skin near your belly button? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, A mommy makeover might be a consideration for you in the future.
Planning For More Kids?
Your desire to have more children certainly affects your “readiness” for a mommy makeover surgery. Certain operations, or certain portions of the operation, are not recommended if your future plans include more children. For any mom who has breast-fed, she knows the effects of the ups and downs in size pregnancy and breast feeding can have on her breasts. Typically, we see the upper aspect of the breast is deflated and the nipples are then pointed downwards. It is not safe for the growing child if the mother has had a tummy tuck surgery with tightening of the muscles in her abdomen. Therefore, considerations of future pregnancies may be an indication to wait for your mommy makeover surgery.
Age and Health
This one’s an easy one. The younger and more healthy you are before surgery, the easier your postoperative recovery will be. That is not to say that if you are more advanced in years, that all surgery is off. I have performed this type of surgery on many women in their 50s, 60s and into their 70s. And in fact, for one of my next books, I’ve been considering writing about the grand mommy makeover.
Each family is unique, with their own set of challenges and circumstances. You have to take your own individual circumstances into consideration when planning for your surgery. While we can speak in generalities in this blog post, it doesn’t help you in your own specific situation. You have to evaluate your ability to take the time to heal, finding someone available to help you in your recovery and with childcare, taking time off from work for you and/ or your spouse, your finances, and your vacation schedule.
I believe in living life to the fullest without regrets. Life is too short to waste. I believe if there is a problem area in your life that bothers you (whether that be your education, your friends, your appearance, etc. ), and you are able to fix this, then you should. If you look in the mirror and don’t like what you see, do something about it. There is never the perfect time to have surgery. Life happens. Kids still have school homework after school activities; endless number of items on the to do list won’t go away. If you’re anything like my wife, the allure of completing the unfinished projects stack will continue to drift away just out of arms reach. My overriding thought is that if the four factors above line up—why wait? You deserve to enjoy a better body now.
If the timing feels right for you, and you’re ready to take the next step on the road to rejuvenation, click HERE and schedule your appointment. Or call 615–567–5716 to set up your consultation.