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A mommy makeover can help women restore their bodies after pregnancy and childbirth. The timing of your surgery can have an impact on your results, and if it’s been a long time since you had your kids, you might think you’re “too old” for surgery. But chances are, that’s not the case.

No Upper Age Limit

Let’s get this out of the way first: there is no specific age limit for mommy makeover surgery. That said, there are of course some qualifications that make you a good candidate for surgery. These include:

  • Being finished having children 
  • Reaching and maintaining a stable, healthy weight
  • Being in good overall health so you can safely have surgery
  • Having realistic expectations about what a mommy makeover can achieve

A mommy makeover is not a specific procedure, and in most cases, it combines several surgeries into one. For this reason, it can be more invasive and require a bit more recovery time than any one cosmetic surgery procedure by itself. This makes it even more important for mommy makeover candidates to be in good health.

How to Determine if You Are a Candidate

Any woman – at any age – who is considering a mommy makeover should plan to consult with several board-certified plastic surgeons to discuss her goals and expectations for the surgery. The surgeon will assess your overall health, skin elasticity, and body shape to determine if you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover.

One of the most important factors for a successful mommy makeover is the recovery period. Patients need to plan ahead of time and block the time they need for a comfortable, restful recovery. It can be too easy to jump back into doing too much too soon, particularly for busy moms who are juggling family, career, friends, social engagements and more. It is essential to tap family and friend networks during the recovery process, as well as to follow all post-operative instructions carefully to ensure the best possible outcome.

Even without a specific age limit for mommy makeover surgery, older women considering the procedure need to think carefully about how to plan their procedure for maximum success and be candid about their health, lifestyle, and goals during the consultation process.

Dr. Daniel G. Kolder

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

As a highly trained plastic surgeon, Dr. Kolder’s specialties include:
Tummy Tucks + Liposuction + Breast Augmentation + Breast Lifts + Breast Reduction + Facelifts + Armlifts + Upper & Lower Blepharoplasty, as well as a variety of non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Dr. Kolder is also known to have a warm, easy manner, compassionate care, with surgical results that are beautiful and natural.

See Below Dr. Kolder’s Procedure Videos.

Patient Testimonial

“I was so pleased I chose to go to Dr Kolder! Not only do I love his staff, they are so helpful, efficient and just plain fun to talk to, Dr. Kolder makes you feel at ease with his knowledge and disposition. My surgery results were amazing and my recovery was made easy knowing I could call any time and get immediate attention and information. I highly recommend Dr. Kolder and his entire staff…”