Can I Have Another Baby After a Mommy Makeover?
For many Houston women, becoming a mother is a dream come true. And it’s no wonder why. Having children can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. However, no matter how much Houston women may love their kids, they may not be so enthusiastic about the results of pregnancy and breastfeeding on their bodies. Despite a mother’s best efforts at dieting and exercise, pregnancy and breastfeeding can leave a Houston woman with a body that feels unrecognizable, complete with stretch marks, sagging skin, deflated and droopy breasts and perhaps even an unsightly C-section scar.
Many Houston women who are unhappy with their post-pregnancy bodies choose to have a mommy makeover – a series of plastic surgery procedures performed at once that are designed to re-sculpt the abdomen and breasts to their pre-pregnancy state, and remove stubborn, unwanted fat deposits that just won’t go away. Some women are so anxious to restore their bodies after pregnancy, that they ask Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig, “Do I have to be done having children before I get a mommy makeover?”
Mommy Makeovers Are Only Recommended After Your Family Size is Complete
A mommy makeover, which usually includes a tummy tuck and breast augmentation, and sometimes a breast lift and liposuction, too, is a completely safe procedure. If you have a mommy makeover at Houston’s Fusi & Craig Plastic Surgery and end up pregnant months or even years afterwards, there’s no health or medical risk to you or your unborn child. But, subsequent pregnancies after a mommy makeover can reverse your plastic surgery results, leaving you once again with a stretched out and sagging body. For this reason, Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig only recommend mommy makeover surgeries to Houston women who are done having children, and who have a birth control plan in place to prevent future pregnancies.
Additional Factors to Consider Before Having a Mommy Makeover
In addition to waiting until you’re certain you’re done having children before getting a mommy makeover, there are other factors you should consider before committing to the procedure. These include:
- Making sure you’re at or close to your ideal goal weight, as a significant amount of weight loss or gain after your mommy makeover procedure may negatively affect your results;
- Ensuring you’re in good overall health;
- Quitting smoking, if you smoke, at least for a few weeks before and a few weeks after your surgery, though quitting altogether is strongly recommended; and
- Being in good psychological health.
Planning Your Mommy Makeover
While most mommy makeovers include a tummy tuck, breast procedure and perhaps liposuction, every woman, and therefore every surgery, is unique. There is no one-size-fits-all plan for a mommy makeover. If you are considering the procedure, you’ll only know exactly what surgeries will be performed after you consult with Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig. During this consultation appointment, the doctors will perform a full examination of your abdomen, breasts and problem areas, determine how to approach your mommy makeover (for example, if you’re getting a tummy tuck, do you also need your abdominal muscles stitched up to repair diastasis recti?) and come up with a personalized treatment and recovery plan for you.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Fusi & Dr. Craig, call their Houston offices today at (713) 346-9909.