Many women are looking to get their pre-pregnancy body back after having children and a mommy makeover is a great solution. But what happens if you become pregnant after mommy makeover surgery?
While the results of the first procedures likely won’t stay the same, a revision or touch-up procedure can be done by a board-certified plastic surgeon to ensure you achieve the body you want after your pregnancy. Let’s take a look!
A mommy makeover is a combination of procedures typically done after a woman has children. It’s meant to return the body to what it looked like before pregnancy. It can include procedures like:
- Breast augmentation
- Breast lift
- Breast reduction
- Tummy tuck
When possible, the combination of breast and body procedures you choose are done all at one time.
You may not have expected to get pregnant after having a mommy makeover procedure, but don’t worry! Your health and the health of your baby are not at risk because you’ve had the procedures.
That being said, the pregnancy may affect the results of your mommy makeover. All the results may not be reversed, but some of them might be.
You may want to have a revision done to get the results you were looking for when you first had the procedures. These revisions or touch-ups can be done 6-12 months after your current pregnancy is over.
Some of the most common procedures you can have touched up for your mommy makeover revision include:
Your belly will likely be stretched after pregnancy, separating your muscles again and creating loose skin. A tummy tuck revision can be performed to reshape the area and re-tighten the abdominal muscles. Sometimes a complete re-do of the tummy tuck is necessary, but other times, the fix is more simple, like a lower abdominal skin excision.
To restore the shape and volume of sagging or deflated breasts, you may need to consider a secondary breast lift, breast reduction, or breast augmentation (breast implants or fat grafting). If you had implants placed with your first mommy makeover, it may be possible that your implants are still in good shape and all that’s necessary is removal of loose skin.
Extra fat around the abdomen, thighs, hips, and buttocks may appear after pregnancy, and liposuction can remove this excess fat, restoring confidence and getting you back to your pre-baby body.
Want to learn more about mommy makeover surgery? Or perhaps you’re looking to touch up a mommy makeover procedure you had before pregnancy? Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. MacLennan and Dr. Schmidt at Mountain Lake Plastic Surgery can customize a treatment plan that suits your needs.
To schedule a consultation today, please call our Burlington, VT office at (802) 231-4284 or use our online scheduling form. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals!