How Long Should I Wait After Childbirth for a Mommy Makeover?

Watch this video by Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD, a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in Buffalo, NY as he explains the appropriate time to receive a Mommy Makeover after giving birth.

Patients always want to know how long they need to wait after they have childbirth before they can undergo a mommy makeover. Generally, I recommend that they give it about nine months or more. The consultation can be started sooner than that, but will wait until the patients have lost their weight or the skin’s been able to contract back to the pre-mommy, pre-pregnancy condition. If a woman’s breastfeeding though, we may wait a full 9 to 12 months before we consider any breast surgery.


Meet Dr. Samuel Shatkin Jr. MD, FACS

Samuel Shatkin Jr., MD is a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon and performs all aspects of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. He specializes in creating a customized approach to looking your best, which may include using multiple modalities which Dr. Shatkin refers to as ‘Combination Rejuvenation’. He has been in private practice in this field since completing his Plastic Surgery Training in 1989.

His major concentration is in the areas of Aesthetic Cosmetic Surgery including Eyelift and Facelift, Facial Rejuvenation, Nasal Surgery, Body contouring and Mommy Makeover tummy and Cosmetic Breast Surgery, Laser Skin Resurfacing and Injectables.​

He is the only Plastic Surgeon in the world to have received the coveted 5-Star Diamond Award from the American Association of Hospitality Sciences and to date, the only Medical Doctor to have received the coveted Buffalo-Niagara Business Ethics Award which he and his team received in 2017.

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