Without a doubt, pregnancy changes a woman’s body. For every positive comment regarding Princess Kate proudly showing her “mummy tummy” immediately after shutterstock_86808883giving birth to Prince George, (and no doubt she will again after the birth of the next prince or princess), there are photos of women with rock-hard abs holding a newborn. Who are these women? It’s no wonder women feel pressure to drop weight and tighten up just weeks after giving birth. Therefore, many women are turning to the “mommy makeover.”

But how soon is too soon for a mommy makeover? I advise patients to have completed childbearing before proceeding with a “mommy makeover.” You can have a successful pregnancy after a “mommy makeover,” but you may require more procedures if you have more children or large weight fluctuations after your initial surgeries.

After your last child, you should be at your goal weight for at least six months and have stopped breast-feeding for six months. It’s important to have stopped breast-feeding because your breasts need to return to their normal size and shape and stop producing milk. Then, schedule a consultation to see how a mommy makeover can return your body to its pre-baby appearance.