How Soon After Giving Birth Can I Get Plastic Surgery?

Most women recognize that pregnancy can have lasting effects on their body, but the extent of these changes is often not fully understood until entering the postpartum period. Pregnancy affects everyone differently based on factors like their overall health, their age, degree of weight fluctuation, and how many past pregnancies they have had. Despite knowing it may take time to recover from their pregnancy, new mothers can often feel discouraged if they struggle to restore their pre-baby figure. While having children can be one of life’s greatest gifts, many women want to rejuvenate the body after experiencing the changes that occur after pregnancy.

The mommy makeover can be life-changing for many women who want to look and feel more like themselves again. By combining multiple procedures, such as tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift surgeries, women can address a variety of post-pregnancy body concerns. For those interested in starting their plastic surgery journey soon after having their children, timing is often a popular question. Since the body needs to recover from pregnancy and breastfeeding, our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Behzad Parva, encourages women to allow for ample time for their body to recover before undergoing cosmetic surgery.

In general, Dr. Parva advises patients to wait an adequate time after breastfeeding to allow the breasts to return to their pre-pregnancy baseline. After this period of time, perhaps 2 months, the breasts have typically settled, allowing for the best possible treatment plan to be created. Ideally, patients should also be at or near their normal weight, ensuring they receive optimal results from their mommy makeover. For those who are considering having more children in the future, Dr. Parva recommends waiting until they have completed their families before undergoing a mommy makeover, as additional pregnancies may compromise the results that have been achieved.

To learn if you are a good candidate for the mommy makeover, please contact Parva Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation with Dr. Parva.

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