Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan and staff are located in Scottsdale, AZ offering plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures as well as skin care treatments.

Mommy Makeovers: How Long Should You Wait?

Plastic Surgery ScottsdaleAfter having a baby, it can take time for your body to return to how it was pre-pregnancy. For mothers considering the benefits of mommy makeovers, it’s common for them to wonder how long they should wait to contact a plastic surgeon. Read on for some information that may help you make this decision.

Allow Your Body Time
After having a baby, it often takes several months for a woman’s body to return to its pre-pregnancy state. One reason for this is that a pregnant woman’s body releases hormones designed to prepare it for the growth of the baby and childbirth. For example, the abdomen must stretch to accommodate the baby as he or she grows, and the breasts enlarge as milk is produced. When changes like these are no longer necessary, the skin shrinks back towards its pre-pregnancy state, and how quickly and to what degree this occurs can vary especially if you continue to breastfeed.

Help Your Body Recover
There are steps that you can take to help restore your body to how it was pre-pregnancy. For example, performing regular exercise and eating a healthy diet may help you shed any baby weight that you carry. However, despite efforts like these, some women find that they have excess skin around the abdomen or that their breasts sag and have less volume even after their body returns to its pre-pregnancy weight.

Consider Your Goals and Plans
Some of the most common surgical procedures that are performed as part of mommy makeovers include liposuction, tummy tucks, breast augmentations, breast reductions, and breast lifts. To help ensure that you get the best possible results from your surgery, it’s ideal for you to have been at your goal weight and stopped breastfeeding for at least 6 months. Finally, plastic surgeons often advise patients to undergo a mommy makeover only if they do not plan to have more children.

If you’re thinking about enhancing your appearance with a mommy makeover in Scottsdale, then look no further than Oasis Plastic Surgery. Please call (480) 264-6428 to schedule your consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jennifer Geoghegan.