How Would I Look After I Have One Kid After a Mommy Makeover?

hi am 38 yo and my wieght is 234 ,i have no kids but i will love to have one.i have a lot of loose skin and streach marks almost all over me . am so shy of my body that i dont allow anyone one to see me naked and because of that i have not dated for five years now . my question is can i have mommy makeover and have kid later and how bad will i look after i have one child

Doctor Answers 7

Mommy Makeover

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The timing of surgery depends upon the motivation of the patient to a large extent. If this surgery will improve your self esteem and allow you to pursue your life interests, it is perfectly sensible to do it now. You would have to have the understanding that after a pregnancy it is possible (but not certain) that your abdominal wall and skin would not recover from the stretching that occurred and that you might want a secondary procedure. 

It is hard to predict the "damages" after a pregnancy. But the overall vast majority of women recover without feel the need for a makeover. 

Thanks and best wishes. 

Seattle Plastic Surgeon

Mommy Makeover Before Children

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I recommend that patients wait until after they have children to have a mommy makeover. There is no reason why you could not have children after a full recovery from this procedure, but you would most likely need another surgery to reverse the bodily changes experienced during pregnancy. Best of luck!

Jaime Perez, MD
Mommy Makeover Specialist
Plastic Surgery Center of Tampa

Jaime Perez, MD
Tampa Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 81 reviews

Having a Child after Mommy Makeover Surgery?

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Thank you for your question.

Generally, I recommend that patients wait until they are done having children to have their mommy makeover procedure.  If you have the mommy makeover procedures and then get pregnant, you will most likely have to have revisionary surgery due to the changes the body undergoes after pregnancy.

It is safe (for mom and the baby) to get pregnant after the tummy tuck surgery - just know that the muscle repair, etc. may be "undone" by the pregnancy.

Best wishes.

Mommy makeover before having kids?

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As plastic surgeons, we generally don't recommend mommy makeover procedures until you are all done having kids.  The reason is that any future pregnancies may undo the benefits of your mommy makeover procedure.  Please talk to a board certified PS to learn more about your options.

Mommy Makeover Prior to Pregnancy

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As Plastic Surgeons, we prefer to perform mommy makeover's after child bearing is complete,such that our patient's get a long lasting result that they can enjoy for many years.   In similar fashion, we prefer weight loss patients to be at a stable weight, such that we can perform surgery at a time in life when the result will be best maintained.  We know pregnancy will stretch the skin, soft tissues, and muscles again and take away from the longterm result.

Understanding you, I recognize that surgery to remove your excess skin will elevate your self esteem and confidence, which would in turn improve your quality of life.   In this type of case, I think surgery is very appropriate, with the understanding that your body will change after pregnancy.


I find the most rewarding aspect of my job to be the improvement in confidence and self esteem that I see in patients after a physical transformation such as this.  


I wish you a safe and healthy procedure!!


Dr. Gill

Paul S. Gill, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Pregnancy after mommy makeover

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You can have kids safely after mommy makeover.  However, as you may know, women's body changes drastically through out the pregnancy.  If you have tummy tuck and gets pregnant, you will most likely have additional striae (stretch marks), loose skin, and stretched out muscle and require a revision tummy tuck afterwards.  I usually recommend my patients to be done with pregnancy prior to undergoing TT (abdominoplasty).

Healing and Activity Following a Mommy Makeover

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Healing after a  #tummytuck will require time. Some patients are out of bed and walking the night of surgery and every hour while awake. I allow my patients to return to work at one to two weeks with 14 days preferred.  However, no lifting or straining.  At three weeks, increased level of activity and full with no restrictions, at 6 weeks. #MummyTummy is a term given to modified tummy tucks which can use liposuction and skin tightening with radiofrequency such Vanquish, Vela3, thermage, thermiRF and others.  The actual fat contouring can be done non-surgically as well with #UltraShape or Cool-Sculpting.
As I advise my patients, if your work keeps you sedentary, you may return whenever you feel up to it. If your work is strenuous, wait until your work activity does not cause any superficial pain.
Some employers will modify a person’s job duties so they can back sooner, but without physical activity. Our office can provide our patients with a note stating they are not to engage in strenuous activity for a specified period of time. The note will not disclose what procedure they have underwent. Therefore, you may have to request a similar note from your surgeon if you are not independently employed. I recommend avoiding heavy lifting and strenuous #activity for six weeks following your surgery. With that said, it may help you plan your return to work accordingly.As for heavy lifting and other #strenuous #activities, it should be avoided for until you have clearance from your surgeon. You may, however, do normal activities at any time if they cause no pain or #discomfort. Let your body tell you what you can or cannot do. Aerobic exercise will raise your blood pressure, which could cause late bleeding and harm your result. Once you begin exercising again, start gently and let your body tell you what it can tolerate. Don’t rush!!  If you have concerns about your healing, or pain that you question to be unusual, it is important to call your plastic surgeon to discuss these further asked to be examined.

Jed H. Horowitz, MD, FACS
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 116 reviews

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