How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Get a Lower Body Lift?
Few life events can have as profound of an effect on a woman’s body as motherhood. From carrying a child throughout pregnancy to the act of childbirth and even breastfeeding afterward, the changes a woman may experience can be dramatic and — in some cases — unwanted. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers women the opportunity to help reverse many of the unwanted physical side effects of having children. Lower body lift surgery, in particular, is popular among this group of patients, as it can be used to address multiple areas of the body often affected by pregnancy simultaneously and produce stunning results. However, patients considering a lower body lift after having children should understand that it will be necessary to wait a recommended amount of time between giving birth and having your procedure. Here, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan and the dedicated team at Sawan Surgical Aesthetics in Oklahoma City, OK share useful information on how soon you may be able to schedule your lower body lift after pregnancy and why it’s important to wait.
Can a lower body lift give me my pre-baby body back?
In addition to the mommy makeover, lower body lift surgery is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries used to improve or reverse some of the most common changes associated with pregnancy. The primary difference between mommy makeover surgery and the lower body lift is that a mommy makeover often includes a breast enhancement procedure as part of a larger surgical plan, while the lower body lift focuses on the abdomen, hips, flanks, and buttocks. For women who consider the lower body specifically to be a “problem area” after having children, the lower body lift can be a life-changing procedure that helps to restore a figure that more closely resembles their pre-pregnancy body. Some of the concerns that can be dramatically improved with lower body lift surgery include:
- Loose abdominal skin
- Hanging skin folds
- Muffin top
- Mommy “pooch” (still looking pregnant months or even years after giving birth)
- Diastasis recti
- Stubborn flank fat
- Sagging buttocks
How soon can I get a lower body lift after giving birth?
While surgical recommendations may vary somewhat from patient to patient based on individual case factors and circumstances, women can generally expect to be advised to wait at least 6 – 12 months after having a child before undergoing lower body lift surgery. This is critical for allowing the body plenty of time to heal and recover both from pregnancy and the delivery itself, which may have involved a surgical C-section. During this time, patients will also have the opportunity to return to their normal weight and maintain a stable weight for 6 – 12 months, which can help a lower body lift to be more successful and the results to be longer lasting. At the time of your initial consultation for a lower body lift or mommy makeover in Oklahoma City, OK, Dr. Sawan will discuss further details about how long you may need to wait to schedule your procedure to ensure the most optimal outcome possible.
Reclaim your figure with lower body lift surgery in Oklahoma City, OK
If pregnancy has taken a toll on your body —or even if you are not a mother but are struggling with loose skin and other side effects of aging or weight loss — you may be excited to learn more about the striking transformations that are possible with a lower body lift. Start your journey toward a whole new you, or back to the “you” that you prefer, by calling Sawan Surgical Aesthetics to schedule your lower body lift consultation with Oklahoma City board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Kamal Sawan today.