WHAT MAKES A GOOD MOMMY MAKEOVER CANDIDATE?
The best candidates for mommy makeovers are in good medical health and have realistic, healthy expectations about their bodies and getting surgery. For many women, a mommy makeover can give them a body they are fiercely confident about, but there are also limits to surgery that patients must be aware of.
It’s also important to note that while the procedure can help eliminate a small amount of excess body fat through liposuction and the removal of excess skin, it is not a weight loss procedure. Therefore, patients must be either at, or very close to, their goal weight.
Mommy makeover patients should also be done having children and done breastfeeding. It is not an imperative that you never get pregnant after the procedure. That is, there should be no serious medical problem with a pregnancy post-mommy makeover. However, your results may suffer if you get pregnant after a tummy tuck, liposuction, and/or a breast augmentation or breast lift.
These procedures rely on the patient staying at relatively the same body weight and composition in order for the results to last. With a subsequent pregnancy, however, the breasts, abdomen, and hips will enlarge and change shape, and the results of your mommy makeover surgery may disappear or change because of this.
Lastly, mommy makeover patients should be non-smokers. If you currently smoke and are interested in getting a mommy makeover, speak with Dr. Lahar about your options.