Florence Mussat, M.D.
680 N Lake Shore Dr. #1030 Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 751-9000


When Is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can be the most amazing experiences you will ever go through. You’ll feel empowered by all the adjustments your body can make as it grows and nurtures another human being. But along the way, you will also notice some significant changes that might leave you feeling self-conscious or dissatisfied about your appearance. Nursing can cause your breasts to sag and become shapeless, while the stress and strain of carrying a child to term can widen your hips and stretch your abdominal muscles and skin.


Though a healthy lifestyle can go a long way to help you recover from the stress of pregnancy, you may find your shape doesn’t bounce back as quickly as you want – especially after having more than one baby. A mommy makeover is a customized collection of cosmetic procedures designed to reshape your body to a younger, pre-pregnancy contours.

While the decision to get this operation is solely yours, once you become a mom, your family is your top priority. That’s why timing the procedure is at the top of most women’s list. Here are three questions to ask yourself.

1. Have You Attained Your Ideal Weight?

One of the most critical issues to consider before getting a mommy makeover is your ability to achieve and sustain your target weight. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Florence Mussat recommends waiting until you’ve maintained your weight goal for approximately six months. Weight stabilization is a practical guideline because it suggests your body has mostly recovered from the physical trauma of pregnancy and childbirth.

2. Are You Finished Nursing Your Baby?

Dr. Mussat also advises her patients considering a mommy makeover to wait until after they wean their babies – especially if your customized mommy makeover plan includes any surgeries like a breast lift or breast reduction.

We recommend waiting approximately six months after you stop nursing your baby to allow your breasts’ size and shape to stabilize.

3. Are You Planning to Add to Your Family?

The best time to have a mommy makeover is after you are certain you no longer want to have additional children in the future. While a mommy makeover will not affect your reproductive ability, undergoing another pregnancy can undo many of your outstanding results from breast surgery, liposuction, or a tummy tuck.

Why Choose Dr. Florence Mussat for Your Mommy Makeover in Chicago?

Dr. Florence Mussat practices cosmetic plastic surgery in Chicago with a passion for helping women achieve their cosmetic dreams. In addition, she strives to deliver exceptional aesthetic results to her patients who wish to look their best at all times.

She believes you need not choose between motherhood and a stunning figure. But, thanks to her expertise in body sculpting procedures and mommy makeover surgeries, you can have both!

To schedule a private consultation with Dr. Mussat and learn more about mommy makeover surgery, contact our office by calling (312) 751-9000.