Mommy Makeover surgeries are transformative cosmetic procedures that provide many benefits for patients, including being able to have multiple procedures at one time. Other benefits include obtaining more dramatic results than would be possible with any one procedure done on its own, being able to find clothes that fit your frame more easily, and of course, the improved confidence that can come from enhancing your body shape. When patients are thinking of having this procedure done, many want to know: “What makes you a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?” Our Chicago-area team can explain.

First, know that we will assess each patient on an individual basis to determine which procedure is best for them, based on their unique physical anatomy, concerns, and goals. There are certain traits that may make some patients better candidates for a Mommy Makeover than others.

Here are some of the signs that you may be a good candidate for this surgery:

  • Though you do not have to have had children to be a candidate, as the name suggests, those who have had children will usually benefit from this procedure. Women who have had children and those who wish to have a combination of certain procedures can both be good candidates.
  • You’re in good overall medical health. Certain medical conditions and medications may put a patient at a higher risk of surgical complications or make recovery more difficult.
  • You are at or near your ideal body weight.
  • You don’t plan to become pregnant again in the future. A Mommy Makeover won’t prevent or prohibit you from becoming pregnant, but if you were to do so after the surgery, the growing baby and body changes can have a negative impact on results, so it is best to wait until you’re finished having children.
  • You maintain a positive outlook and realistic expectations for what can be improved with the procedure.
  • You are not a heavy smoker or drinker.

Want to know more about what makes you a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover? The Chicago area team at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa will explain all of the details. Call us at (630) 280-3913 or submit a contact form if you’re interested in discussing cosmetic surgery.