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5 Things You Should Know Before a Mommy Makeover

What do I need to know before a Mommy Makeover? Our NJ-based team at Burnett Plastic Surgery knows that you will be asking yourself questions like this when you’re preparing for cosmetic surgery. A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery that addresses common changes that happen in your body during pregnancy and linger after you’ve had a baby, such as stretched skin and muscles on the stomach area. This surgical procedure can provide dramatic results and be life-changing, but it’s important to be well-informed if you’re considering it. Continue reading to find out about some of the crucial things every patient needs to know before undergoing this transformative procedure.

  1. You Will Need to Be in Good Health

Don’t underestimate the importance of being in good health to minimize any complications during and after the surgery. It’s ideal for Mommy Makeover patients to be at a stable weight and not have any underlying medical conditions that could interfere with healing. These are some of the factors we assess to determine whether you’d make a good candidate.

  • Realistic Expectations Are Important

Although a Mommy Makeover can provide incredible results, don’t expect it to completely reverse the effects of aging or give you someone else’s body. That said, it can still be remarkably transformative.

  • Your Breast Shape and Position Will Continue to Change

Don’t panic if you get breast implants as part of your Mommy Makeover and don’t like the way they look at first. It’s common for them to initially sit high on the chest, and they will need time to settle into place.

  • Even Light Walks Will Be Challenging at First

In the early part of recovery, even walking around the house will be difficult. Still, it’s important to try to get some movement in each day, and you’ll be able to walk fully upright within two weeks.

  • It’s Best to Wait Until You’re Finished Having Children

A Mommy Makeover won’t prevent you from becoming pregnant, so if you have children in the future, the pregnancy and birth could undo the results of your surgery. It’s advisable to wait until you’ve finished having children before you proceed with a Mommy Makeover. After the surgery, your goal should be to ensure that your stomach is as flat as it can be, and the skin is as tight as possible.

Our NJ-based team at Burnett Plastic Surgery will tell you more about the benefits of this procedure and guide you through the process. Call us at 908.233.0200 or fill out a contact form to request a consultation if you’re ready to get started.

Carlos Burnett