How Much Do You Have to Weigh to Get a Mommy Makeover?
A Mommy Makeover is an excellent way to rediscover your true body shape. However, this procedure is a combination of major surgeries, so preparation is required. A large part of that preparation includes making sure you’re maintaining a healthy weight.
This leaves many potential patients wondering just how much they should weigh. However, the ideal weight varies for everyone, and only a reputable plastic surgeon like Dr. Berman can truly answer that question.
Nevertheless, we’ll give you the generally accepted weight guidelines for a Mommy Makeover. First, we’ll look at normal weight ranges, then define BMI, and finally, discuss losing weight before and after surgery.
Normal weight varies greatly depending on your height, body fat, gender, and genetics. For example, a healthy five-foot woman can weigh anywhere between 97 to 127 pounds.
However, a woman who’s five-foot-six has a normal weight range of 118 to 154 pounds, and a woman who’s six feet tall will typically weigh from 140 to 183 pounds. Determining a healthy weight goal for yourself should be done in consultation with health professionals.
BMI (body mass index) is a measure of your body fat in relation to your height and weight. Surgeons typically want to see a BMI of around 24 but will accept BMIs up to 30 depending on the procedure.
Why is the cutoff at 30? Medical authorities, such as the National Institute of Health, recognize 30 to be the beginning of obesity. Anything over 30 is considered severely overweight, which can lead to serious complications during operation or recovery.
Overweight is from 25 to 29.9. Normal weight is 24.9 to 18.5, and underweight is less than 18.5. Obesity often brings multiple health complications even before a surgical operation. Similarly, being too thin can trigger additional issues. Noting your symptoms can help to determine whether you need to lose or gain weight.
To ensure your safety, Dr. Berman wants you to have a healthy BMI prior to surgery. The better shape you’re in, generally, the better you’ll cope with both the procedure and your recovery.
Consider your ideal healthy weight– you should aim to be within about 10 to 20 pounds of that target before undergoing a Mommy Makeover.
Some people mistakenly anticipate that they can use the surgery as the starting point for achieving their ideal weight. However, there’s a reason surgery comes after weight loss, not before.
If you were to undergo surgery, your body would be sculptured correctly for your weight. But once you began to lose weight, you would lose the contouring, and excess skin could begin to sag. Correcting this would then require additional surgery.
To avoid changes in your results, try to get as close to your target weight as possible before surgery. Remember, a Mommy Makeover is not a technique to lose overall body weight– it only targets stubborn areas of fat that refuse to respond to diet and exercise.
Respected plastic surgeons would not perform a Mommy Makeover on anyone who’s pregnant or still breastfeeding. They would also advise their patients not to have the procedure until they are sure they don’t intend to have more kids.
These procedures do not pose a threat to you or your child, but if you were to have more children after your surgery, you could lose the benefits of the procedure. Your body would naturally gain weight as it should during pregnancy, and many of those additional pounds could reappear in areas that can only be reduced by another surgery.
After your last pregnancy, allow six to 12 months before your surgery. All signs of breastfeeding should have disappeared, your hormones should be stabilized, and your body size and shape should have returned close to normal. Again, you’ll want your body weight to be within 10 to 12 pounds of your ideal weight.
There’s no age limit for a Mommy Makeover, so even if your age range is in the 60s, feel free to consult with Dr. Berman.
Mommy Makeovers are more common now than ever before, but that doesn’t mean that you can turn to any cosmetic doctor and expect the best outcome. Instead, you should seek out experienced surgeons like Dr. Jonathan Berman at Berman Plastic Surgery and Spa in Boca Raton, Florida. He’s spent more than 30 years performing plastic surgery and can ensure ideal results unique to your body.
Verify that the doctor you’re considering has, like Dr. Berman, certification from the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Berman also has certification from the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Berman is also a member of both the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
A reputable, experienced, and trusted plastic surgeon will walk you through each and every step of your transformative journey. For comprehensive care and practice that feels like family, schedule your consultation with Berman Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Jonathan Ross Berman is a Boca Raton plastic surgeon who has been certified by both the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology / Head and Neck Surgery with over 30 years of service experience specializing in Breast Augmentation, Rhinoplasty, Face Lift, Liposuction, and many other types of plastic surgery in Boca Raton, FL.