Many women choose to undergo mommy makeover when they know they are finished having children. Others express interest in the surgery but want more children in the future. Women in the latter group often ask Dr. Donald Hause whether it is possible to have children after their mommy makeover. In this blog post, the Sacramento plastic surgeon discusses the answer in detail.
Pregnancy After Mommy Makeover Is Safe
Mommy makeover does not affect pregnancy in regards to the mother or baby’s health and wellness. Procedures like tummy tuck and liposuction do not interfere with a woman’s ability to conceive, and breast enhancement procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift rarely affect a woman’s ability to breastfeed.
However, future pregnancies may negatively impact mommy makeover results. For example, breast tissue and skin elasticity change during and after pregnancy and nursing, possibly affecting the shape, size and position of the breasts. Breasts that have been surgically lifted may start to sag again, due to breastfeeding. Additionally, tummy tuck surgery involves removing excess skin from the abdomen and repairing abdominal muscle damage caused by pregnancy. A pregnancy after mommy makeover can stretch out the abdomen and separate the muscles once again. If any of these scenarios occur, Dr. Hause would need to perform additional treatment to retighten the abdomen and re-lift or reshape the breasts.
Choosing when to undergo mommy makeover is a personal choice, but for the best results, Dr. Hause recommends that you postpone mommy makeover until you are finished having biological children. Keep in mind that it is also important to maintain a stable, healthy weight prior to your treatment for the best outcomes. If you plan on undergoing mommy makeover after having your last baby, you should wait until your weight has stabilized.
Your Mommy Makeover Options
Your mommy makeover can include two or more of the following procedures:
Breast augmentation to add shape and volume to small breasts.
Breast lift to raise saggy or drooping breasts and correct downward-pointing nipples.
Tummy tuck to sculpt and tone the abdomen.
Liposuction to remove unwanted fat from the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks and upper arms.