Losing a large amount of weight is a huge accomplishment. However, extensive weight loss can also come with some unwanted effects, such as excess, loose skin and sagging in the breasts.
Whether you lost your weight through dietary changes and exercise or opted for gastric bypass surgery, a mommy makeover can help you resolve weight loss side effects and give you the curves you desire.
How Soon Can You Have a Mommy Makeover after Weight Loss?
While it may be tempting to schedule a mommy makeover as soon as loose or sagging skin develops, you may still not be an ideal candidate. When you lose a large amount of weight, loose and sagging skin can appear well before you reach your ideal weight but having a mommy makeover procedure before you lose all your weight can result in less-than-optimal results.
While reaching your ideal weight is the goal, it is best to maintain that weight for at least three months before considering a mommy makeover.
If you had weight loss surgery, you must heal from that procedure first, as well as allow time to reach your ideal weight. Before you schedule a mommy makeover, you want to be at or near your ideal weight and able to maintain that weight for three months, though you will have better results if you maintain that healthy weight for six months to a year before scheduling a mommy makeover.
How a Mommy Makeover Makes a Difference
While diet and exercise can help with weight loss, it doesn’t help with loose skin that often happens after extreme weight loss. Procedures such as a tummy tuck or arm and thigh lifts in a mommy makeover can tighten the skin in these areas, giving you smooth, taught skin and the body contours you desire. Liposuction can help address areas of stubborn fat that won’t respond to exercise. Weight loss can contribute to a loss of breast volume or loose skin and sagging breasts. In this case, breast augmentation or a breast lift can help to address these concerns.
If you have lost a significant amount of weight and are interested in learning more about how a mommy makeover can help give you the body contours you have worked so hard to achieve, contact Dr. Drew Davis online or call our office today at (916) 318-5770.