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How long should I wait for surgery after pregnancy?

How long should I wait for surgery after pregnancy?

If you have just given birth and are thinking of having surgery after pregnancy, it is essential that you know this information before making any decision. During pregnancy a woman’s body goes through significant changes, but it is important to allow the body to have a complete recovery process before any procedure is performed. But you may wonder, how long should you wait?

Recovery time after pregnancy can vary from person to person and will depend on factors such as: type of delivery, whether you have breastfed, your general health and how you feel physically and emotionally.

My body has changed, what do I do?

The first thing you should do after giving birth is wait, but what should you expect? After the changes your body has gone through it is important to keep these points in mind before having surgery after pregnancy:

Breastfeeding should be over.
All the organs of your body should have resumed their place and size.
You must be at a healthy weight and in good health to undergo plastic surgery.


Mendoza Plastic Surgery recommends waiting a minimum of four to six months after delivery, this time allows your hormones to return to normal, your weight to stabilize and your body to adapt to the physical changes you have experienced.

Recommended surgeries

In order to help correct the changes that the body experienced, some of the plastic surgeries recommended after pregnancy are:


Also known as Tummy Tuck, this procedure treats sagging skin and separation of the abdominal muscles that often occurs after pregnancy.


Liposuction is a good option to remove excess fat accumulated in areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs or arms, after the weight gain that usually occurs.

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Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Either of these two options will help restore or improve the shape and volume of the breasts after breastfeeding.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction is ideal for those women who experience a significant increase in breast size during pregnancy and wish to reduce breast volume after delivery.

Mommy Makeover

This surgery combines several procedures that help mothers regain their physical appearance and self-confidence after childbirth.

After all this information about post-pregnancy surgery and the whole process, it is important to keep in mind that each person is unique and that the recommended plastic surgeries may vary according to needs and goals. Before making any decisions, we recommend scheduling a consultation with Dr. Mendoza, a board-certified plastic surgeon, to discuss your options and determine the appropriate time to proceed with any surgery.

The patients at Mendoza Plastic Surgery are our priority, so we will take care of you at all times.

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