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5 Things to Consider Before You Have a Mommy Makeover

There are some important things to know before getting a Mommy Makeover at our Philadelphia-based practice in order to ensure the procedure goes smoothly, you achieve optimal results, and you recover quickly.

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of cosmetic procedures chosen to restore a woman’s pre- pregnancy body contours and address the physical changes that occur after childbirth. While the idea of rejuvenating your body after pregnancy may be exciting, it is crucial to gather information and consider certain factors before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.

In this post, we’ll discuss some things to know and consider before you have the surgery.

1. Timing Is Important

Although waiting is not strictly necessary, Dr. Kevin Cross and Dr. Jackie Lyons recommend that patients considering a Mommy Makeover wait until they have completed their family and are no longer planning to have more children. Pregnancy following a Mommy Makeover can negatively affect the results by stretching skin, creating new bulges and pockets of fat, and more. Give your body enough time to heal after childbirth and breastfeeding before considering the surgery. You will need to wait at least six months after giving birth.

2. You’ll Need to Be Close to Your Goal Weight

Being at a healthy weight is also important for people who are having a Mommy Makeover. Although the surgery does reduce some fat, it’s not intended to be a weight-loss procedure. This means that you should ideally be no more than 25 pounds over your goal weight.

3. It’s a Combination of Procedures

A Mommy Makeover typically involves multiple procedures performed in a single surgical session. The specific procedures will vary depending on your needs, but often include breast augmentation or lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. Combining procedures can help minimize overall recovery time and cost.

4. The Shape and Position of the Breasts Will Change

Don’t be alarmed if your breasts don’t look the way you expected them to right away. The breasts may initially appear high on the chest, but they will “settle” after some time following a Mommy Makeover surgery. Our experienced plastic surgeons understand how implants will order to maximize long-term results.

5. Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Is Important

A Mommy Makeover can provide a fantastic transformation, but it is critical to keep up with a healthy lifestyle afterward to optimize and sustain the results. This includes adopting a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a commitment to self-care.

Want more information before getting a Mommy Makeover? Our Philadelphia-based team at Cross Medical Group will explain more about what you can expect. Call us at (215) 561-9100 or submit a contact form to request a consultation.


2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
Philadelphia, PA

2200 Arch Street Suite 120, Philadelphia, PA 19103
PH: 215.561.9100

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
Villanova, PA

775 E. Lancaster Avenue Suite 230, Villanova, PA 19085
PH: 610.688.9100



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