Do mommy makeover candidates need to be a certain weight?
Let’s say I wanted to get a mommy makeover. Would it be beneficial for me to lose weight prior to surgery, or does it not really matter? Is there an ideal weight or BMI that I should be aiming for? I am 5’ 6” and currently weight 171 lbs, but would like to eventually lose 20 lbs.
A mommy makeover, as you know, usually involves two surgeries, a tummy tuck and a breast surgery (breast augmentation or breast lift, breast reduction), both to repair the changes that occurred after having children. Your question is a good one and one that many women ask. While it is always better in terms of getting results to have lost the 20 pounds that you would like to lose, many women find that after the surgery, they are incentivized to go on to losing the weight when they see the potential for their new body.
Some plastic surgeons want you to lose the weight first but at your current BMI of 28, there is no real medical reason to do so before a mommy makeover. I would recommend that you see a board certified plastic surgeon who uses a no drain, 24 hour rapid recovery protocol so that you can back to your life and back to your work out routine quickly. That way you will lose a step with your weight loss.
I hope that helps.
Dr. Brian Windle has 3 Mommy Makeover before & afters: