Timing Your Mommy Makeover


Many women who wish to restore their pre-baby bodies ask Dr. Thorsten Sattler when the best time for mommy makeover is. While there is no universal “right time” for the cosmetic treatment, which addresses multiple aesthetic concerns brought on pregnancy and nursing, there are several factors that can enhance its success. Here, the top Hamburg, Germany plastic surgeon discusses important factors to consider when timing your mommy makeover.

Weight Stability

Your weight must be stabilized prior to undergoing mommy makeover. If you have recently given birth, you will need to wait until your body is fully healed from childbirth. In the months after childbirth, the body is still trying to stabilize itself; for example, stretched out skin contracts, weight gain during pregnancy disappears and the breasts return to (or near to) their pre-pregnancy size. It is recommended that you wait at least three months after you have finished breastfeeding before proceeding with mommy makeover.

Time to Recover

Giving your body plenty of time to recover after mommy makeover is a great way to enhance the success of your results. When timing your mommy makeover, be sure to consider the recovery period. Many women find it helpful to enlist the help of a loved one during this time so they can focus on getting as must rest as possible.

Future Pregnancies

While pregnancy and breastfeeding are safe after a mommy makeover, they can reverse many of the cosmetic effects of surgery by stretching out tightened abdominal skin and muscles, and by causing fat to reappear and the breast skin to loosen and sag once again.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Mommy Makeover Surgeon

To discuss your breast and body concerns with our board certified plastic surgeon, schedule a consultation. Contact Dr. Sattler’s practice by calling 040 – 311 712 53 or filling out the contact form below.

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