How Soon After Birth Can You Get A Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth can be an amazing, beautiful part of the human experience. At the same time, this process can leave lasting impressions on a woman’s body. Some women embrace these changes, while others feel more comfortable addressing these concerns with a mommy makeover. But how soon after birth can you get a mommy makeover, and what exactly is it? Keep reading to find out!

What Is A Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures and rejuvenation services to help a woman “bounce back” and feel confident (and maybe even a little sexy!) after going through the body-changing experience of pregnancy, childbirth, and the early stages of motherhood. With a few nips, tucks, lifts, etc, we can restore the beauty of the pre-pregnancy body that many women aspire to have.

Before we continue, we want to make it explicitly clear that BEAUTY by BUFORD thinks all women are gorgeous and that a mother’s body is nothing to be insecure or ashamed of. However, we are all about women’s empowerment and also understand that some women would prefer to eliminate or reduce some of the “side effects” of pregnancy. That’s why we offer the mommy makeover.

Mommy makeovers can consist of a variety of body contouring procedures and rejuvenation services, but here are the most commonly selected options:

If you’re considering a mommy makeover and reading this like, “I don’t want or need half of these!” that’s totally okay! Mommy makeovers can be personalized to suit your goals and needs. You and Dr. Buford will work together to create a treatment plan that’s unique to you so you can have the body of your dreams, not someone else’s.

Postpartum Recovery: Why Timing Matters

Planning your mommy makeover for the right time is crucial for the best and long-lasting results. Pregnancy alters your body significantly to make room for a developing baby, and giving birth is no easy task! Your body and mind need time to heal and recover after creating and delivering your tiny human.

Your body’s hormones also need time to adjust. After giving birth, your body experiences a shift in hormones, which can affect skin elasticity, weight distribution, and overall well-being. Waiting until these hormonal levels stabilize is essential for achieving optimal surgical outcomes.

To begin, it should be emphasized that Plastic surgery itself is not a replacement for diet or exercise. Both can be a little hard after giving birth, but to achieve optimal results, it really helps if you are close to or at your ideal weight before considering cosmetic procedures. A fluctuating weight can jeopardize your mommy makeover results and get you right back in Dr. Buford’s chair for a second mommy makeover. As much as we love seeing you, we know that re-doing surgeries probably isn’t at the top of your to-do list, especially as a mom! Let’s get it right the first time with careful planning.

How Soon After Birth Can You Get A Mommy Makeover?

Recommended Waiting Periods

  • 6 Months or More: Most experts, Dr. Buford included, recommend waiting at least six months to a year postpartum before undergoing a mommy makeover. This time frame allows your body to fully recover from the physical stresses of pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Finish Breastfeeding: We also encourage you to wait until you have weaned your baby from breastfeeding before scheduling your consultation. Breastfeeding can significantly affect your breast size and shape, and these changes need to stabilize before undergoing breast surgeries like augmentation or lifts.
  • Future Pregnancies: If you plan to have more children, it may be wise to wait until after you’ve completed all your pregnancies before having a mommy makeover. Future pregnancies can alter the results of your makeover, potentially requiring additional procedures.

Health & Safety Considerations

At BEAUTY by BUFORD, your health and safety are our number one priority. We abide by a strict code of ethical standards set by our medical license and ourselves. We would never put you at risk. With that in mind, here are some other things to consider before scheduling your mommy makeover:

  • Medical Clearance: Depending on your age and medical history, you may need to undergo a comprehensive health evaluation. This includes reviewing your medical history, current medications, and pre-existing conditions. Ensuring you’re in good health minimizes the chances of complications.
  • Pre-surgery Preparations: Proper preparation is crucial for a successful surgery. This includes following pre-operative instructions, such as adjusting medications, stopping smoking, and arranging for post-surgery care. Preparing mentally and physically will have a dramatically positive impact on your recovery experience.  We also give all of our surgical patients MEND protein supplementation to help optimize surgical healing  
  • Post-surgery Care: Adhering to post-operative care instructions is vital for a smooth recovery. This includes managing pain, caring for surgical sites, and attending follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
  • Support System: Having a solid support system in place is essential. Before scheduling, make sure you have help with childcare and household duties during your recovery period to allow your body to heal properly.

How Soon After Birth Can You Get A Mommy Makeover?

Plan Your Mommy Makeover With BEAUTY by BUFORD!

You deserve to love yourself as much as you love your bundle(s) of joy. Celebrate your individuality and motherhood with a personalized mommy makeover! Schedule a consultation with us in Lone Tree, CO, and discover which combination of procedures can make you feel like yourself again. For moms with an extra busy schedule, we also offer virtual consultations. We hope to see you soon!