Have you been wondering when is the right time for your mommy makeover at Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center? Should you wait until the winter months when you’re all bundled up? Or would it be better in the summer when the mercury rises? No matter what time of year is right for you, there are a few points to check off before scheduling your mommy makeover procedure.
You’re in Good Health
The mommy makeover is an intensive surgical procedure that addresses several different areas of the body, including but not limited to breast augmentation or breast reduction (sometimes with a concurrent breast lift), a tummy tuck, and liposuction. As with any other surgical procedure, it’s vital that you are in good health. If you are sick or suffer from any medical conditions, you may have to hold off on the procedure until you’re health is optimized.
It’s also very important that you don’t smoke or use any nicotine products of any kind. While you hopefully quit smoking before your pregnancy, cigarettes, and even trendy e-cigarettes or vaping, can unnecessarily pose a heightened risk of complications during your recovery process. You want to put yourself in the best position to recuperate as fast and efficiently as possible. Keeping a healthy lifestyle prior to your procedure will make that happen.
You’re Near Your Ideal Weight
Many women experience fluctuating weight changes following childbirth. The breasts are often swollen with milk, and there may be pockets of built-up fatty tissue from pregnancy. It can take a time for your body to find its new normal state. That’s why Dr. Fugo typically suggests that you wait at least six months after you’ve stopped breastfeeding to give your body a chance to find its equilibrium before scheduling your consultation.
You’re Finished Having Children
While this is not a hard and fast rule, Dr. Fugo recommends that you’ve completed your happy family before opting for a mommy makeover. Getting pregnant again following this procedure will cause your body to swell and expand, reversing all the benefits of the surgery. You might recurrence of a sagging tummy, weakened abdominal muscles, and pesky baby weight all over again. Why put all that time, money, and effort into an intensive makeover procedure if you know that you’ll be having more children in the future? Give your body a break and save your mommy makeover for when you’re truly ready to enjoy the results.
You Have Realistic Expectations
Finally, and perhaps most important, having a realistic attitude heading into your surgery is key. While the mommy makeover can be a transformative procedure that restores your body as well as your confidence, there is a limit to its miracle-working effects. A mommy makeover will absolutely sculpt and enhance your figure, but your body won’t maintain this without hard work on your end following surgery. Healthy eating and regular exercise are absolutely paramount to enjoying a life-long result. Keeping this in mind can help make your procedure an even greater success.
The Mommy Makeover at Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center
If you are interested in learning more about a mommy makeover procedure in New York, please contact us for more information or to schedule a personal consultation with us at Dr. Fugo Plastic Surgery & Laser Skin Care Center. Dr. Fugo and his skilled team are here to help with any questions or concerns you may have regarding this or any of the other cosmetic enhancement procedures we offer.