Known as Dr. Mommy MakeoverTM, Dr. Kaweski is one of the most sought-after San Diego area plastic surgeons to help mothers restore and rejuvenate their bodies after giving birth. With all the changes that appear on your body after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding, you may be eager to have this combination of breast, abdominal and liposuction procedures. But as you’ll learn through this blog post, there’s no specific answer to that question, and the answer for you will depend on how your own body recovers from pregnancy, as well as your family planning decisions.
You Should Wait to Have a Mommy Makeover Until You Are Certain You Don’t Want Additional Children
The number one rule of thumb when it comes to deciding when a San Diego woman may have a mommy makeover is that she knows for certain that she doesn’t want to have any additional children, and she has a solid birth control plan in place. This isn’t because a mommy makeover can be harmful to future pregnancies. The plastic surgeries combined in a mommy makeover are safe and won’t negatively impact your ability to bear children in the future.
However, most San Diego women who are considering a mommy makeover are looking for long-lasting results. And Dr. Kaweski wants to help deliver those to you. Since additional pregnancies can cause you to gain stubborn fatty deposits, have diastasis recti, cause loose abdominal skin and breast changes, it isn’t advised to have a tummy tuck, breast augmentation or breast lift in between pregnancies as a subsequent pregnancy may negate your results.
You Should Wait Until Your Are Close to Your Goal Weight
Some women have an easier time losing the weight they gained during pregnancy. Others may gain a more significant amount of weight while pregnant, and find shedding the pounds more difficult. It’s important to remember that while a tummy tuck and liposuction can help recontour the body, neither are weight loss procedures. Therefore, you should wait to have a mommy makeover until you are close to your ideal weight
You Shouldn’t Have a Mommy Makeover if You Are Still Breastfeeding
The breasts change during pregnancy to help prepare a San Diego mother’s body to breastfeed, should she choose to do so. If you’ve decided to breastfeed and you’re still doing so, you should definitely put off a mommy makeover. In fact, Dr. Kaweski recommends that her patients wait 6 months after breastfeeding their last child before moving forward with any breast procedure.
How Do You Know When it’s the Right Time To Have a Mommy Makeover?
As you can see from the information in this blog post, there’s not a specific “right” time for all San Diego women to get a mommy makeover. The “right” time for you is dependent on knowing you are finished having children and breastfeeding them. You should also have reached your goal weight and have a diet and exercise program in place to maintain it.
If you’ve reached these milestones and are ready to proceed with a mommy makeover, there’s no better person to perform your surgeries than Dr. Mommy Makeover herself!
To reach out to Dr. Kaweski, call Aesthetic Arts Institute of Plastic Surgery at (619) 464-9876.