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Plastic Surgery after Pregnancy

A pregnancy can have a very profound physical impact on your body. From skin laxity to sagging or deflated breasts, a pregnancy can leave your body looking far different than it did before the pregnancy. For many mothers, plastic surgery is a way to help restore their body to its pre-pregnancy state.

For mothers considering plastic surgery after a pregnancy, there are a number of common concerns. The following addresses some of these concerns. If you have additional questions, you can email Dr. Shuster.



Common Concerns after Pregnancy

How long do I need to wait after giving birth before I can have surgery?

In general, you should wait at least 6 months after giving birth to have surgery.

Can my child still be nursing when I have a procedure performed?

Before you can have any plastic surgery procedure performed, your child needs to be done nursing.

When should I consider having plastic surgery?

Ideally, you should wait to have a mommy makeover or other procedure until you are done having children, or are not planning to have children in the near future. For example, a college student that is interested in having a Lower Body Lift could have the procedure done, even if in 10 years she decides to have a child, and some of the work will be undone. However, if you are planning on having children in the near future, it makes sense to wait to have any plastic surgery.

Having children is a rewarding experience. With their baby skin and endearing features, you may wish your skin was that soft and that your features were similar to what they were pre-pregnancy.

Dr. Shuster has the credentials and experience to obtain your desired results. Request a consultation to find out which plastic surgery procedures will work for you.