Mommy makeover surgery refers to any combination of breast surgery and abdominal surgery because these areas experience the most changes and damage due to pregnancy. It is popular among women who do not plan to have more children and want to rejuvenate their body. Some patients become concerned and ask, “Do you need to lose weight for a mommy makeover?”
The answer to this question is not straightforward because it will vary between patients. Some patients may benefit from losing weight before their surgery, but if under twenty pounds, this can usually also be lost following surgery. However, if a patient is working on losing weight and not within about ten to twenty pounds of their goal weight, they may want to wait.
Also, it depends on the specific procedures performed and the patient’s goals and expectations. Though, if the patient plans to lose a significant amount of weight before surgery, Dr. Jonov will recommend doing this and getting to a stable weight before surgery.
Additionally, while BMI is considered, due to natural differences in muscle mass and other factors, it is not always the determining factor when identifying a patient who may or may not benefit from losing weight before a mommy makeover.
Dr. Jonov is a cosmetic surgeon who specializes in plastic surgeries of the face, breast, and body at Seattle Plastic Surgery.