Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?


Mommy makeovers have been an extremely popular option in the plastic surgery world for several years now. True to the name, mommy makeovers are generally designed for women who have given birth and who want to restore their bodies to a pre-baby state. However, there are some factors to consider if you’re thinking about opting for a mommy makeover with a board-certified plastic surgeon. Here’s what to know about the ideal candidates for mommy makeover procedures.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a suite of surgical procedures that aim to address the areas of the body commonly impacted by childbearing. Most commonly, this includes the breasts and stomach with procedures like breast lift, breast augmentation, and tummy tuck. Combined together, you’ll require less downtime and only one surgical session. Many women opt for mommy makeovers because they don’t achieve the results they want postpartum even with strict diet and exercise. The reality is that childbearing can have a long-term impact on the body and many women find it hard to feel confident in themselves after having children.

Who Should Think About Getting a Mommy Makeover?

Not every woman will benefit most from a mommy makeover. If you’re thinking seriously about getting one, then it’s important to discuss your goals with Dr. Capek during a consultation. During this appointment, you’ll discuss your expectations and health so Dr. Capek can assess whether it’s the right time for a mommy makeover procedure. Generally, you should be fully recovered from childbirth and nursing, as well as at a steady hormonal state (so that your body doesn’t continue to change after surgery). It’s important that you assess your goals for more children since getting pregnant again can compromise your results.

If you’re not certain about whether you want to get pregnant again, then you should postpone your procedure or look at non-surgical options. If you’re overweight or obese, then you should think twice about it, too. That’s why it’s important to meet with a board certified plastic surgeon who can assess your health and help you make an informed decision.

Schedule a Consultation

Dr. Lucie Capek is a board-certified plastic surgeon with expertise in mommy makeover procedures in Latham, New York. To meet with our expert team and learn more about your options for achieving your ideal body again, contact our office by calling or filling out our online form.