The most important thing for anyone to realize is that you can't do surgically what the woman has to do herself; diet and exercise are critical for looking good. You need to know that you need to be in good health, but unfortunately diet and exercise can't restore the abdominal muscle separation or the loose hanging skin, or the changes in the breast but you want to try to be at your ideal weight. We like to at least have your BMI under 30 and if you're going to lose weight, you do that beforehand because you don't want to tighten everything up and then have weight loss of significance which could end up with now you got loose again. You won't ever be back to where you were, but it's always better to be in the best shape physically, weight wise. It will help you feel better, your muscles, your breathing, your heart, your lungs, everything's better, and it's tremendously good for your psychological being.

Before a Mommy Makeover, a Woman Needs to Do These Two Things

Dr. Carl Lentz explains that while surgeons can do their part in the operating room to make patients look their best, women undergoing a Mommy Makeover should first focus on diet and exercise.