With so much pressure placed upon women to regain their pre-pregnancy body quickly after giving birth, the number of mummy makeover procedures is rapidly increasing. Celebrities such as Jools Oliver, have increased the pressure, photographed months after giving birth sporting a slim, toned figure.
Oliver has hit back at critics claiming for her, it wasn’t about weight. The famous wife of Jamie Oliver infuriated new mums across the UK after posting a picture of herself to Instagram delighted with the fact that she almost fitted into her slim-fit pants. It has triggered a debate about how quickly women should be expected to lose their baby weight. So exactly how soon should you book a mummy makeover?
It has triggered a debate about how quickly women should be expected to lose their baby weight. So exactly how soon should you book a mummy makeover?
Give your body adequate time to recover before a mummy makeover
While the exact period of time recommended to new mums differs between surgeons, there are a few things they do agree upon.
The first thing that needs to be pointed out is that every woman recovers at their own pace. Above all else, it is vital you ensure you have given your body plenty of time to get over the trauma of giving birth.
It can take anything from 6 weeks to a year to recover. However, even if your body does recover quite quickly, if you’re breastfeeding you should wait at least 3 months after you’ve finished. This is because after breastfeeding, the breasts continue to change and in some cases can even take 6 months to fully change and recover.
Consider the type of mummy makeover you’re planning to undergo
The amount of time you leave it before undergoing a mummy makeover procedure, also depends on what you plan to have done. For some, they simply want a tummy tuck, whereas others want a full body makeover including a tummy tuck, breast lift and even implants. Obviously, the more surgeries you have, the more traumatic it is going to be on the body.
Perhaps one of the main things you’ll need to factor in is the recovery time of the makeover itself. Ensuring your body recovers well after giving birth is one thing, but you also need to think about how you will cope after the procedure. It can take weeks, if not months to recover fully from a mummy makeover, meaning you’ll need a lot of help if you’re looking after a new-born!
Overall, there is a lot of pressure to look good and drop that baby weight quickly. However, if you don’t give your body enough time to recover before undergoing a mummy makeover, it could cause a lot of potential problems. A good cosmetic surgeon will advise you of the best time to undergo the procedure in accordance with your individual circumstances.