Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is a personalized cosmetic procedure designed to address the physical changes that often occur after childbirth. It typically involves a combination of surgeries, such as tummy tuck, breast augmentation or lift, liposuction, and other options tailored to the individual's goals. The goal is to enhance and restore a woman's body, helping her regain confidence and a more youthful appearance. The procedures are customized to address specific concerns, providing a comprehensive and efficient approach to post-pregnancy aesthetic goals.

Mommy Makeover Explained

A Mommy Makeover aims to have you feeling as confident and happy with your body as you did prior to having children. This personalized surgery, conducted by experienced plastic surgeons, addresses multiple concerns in one procedure, streamlining recovery. It is tailored to your individual needs and cosmetic goals. Because every woman is unique, every Mommy Makeover is unique as well. During your initial consultation, your surgeon will take the time to listen to your cosmetic goals and work with you to decide which combination of procedures will provide the desired improvements. 

Many women choose from the following:
  • Tummy Tuck: Improves the abdominal area by removing excess skin and repairing stretched muscles for a flatter tummy.
  • Breast Augmentation: Adds volume with implants to restore pre-baby breast size or achieve a fuller look.
  • Liposuction: Targets stubborn fat in areas resistant to diet and exercise, such as the neck, thighs, and love handles.
  • Breast Lift: Rejuvenates and lifts breasts, restoring a firm, youthful shape.
  • Breast Augmentation Revision: Allows changes to breast size or corrects unwanted post-pregnancy changes.
  • Labiaplasty: Reshapes and reduces enlarged labia for increased confidence and comfort.
  • Fat Grafting: Transfers excess fat to areas needing enhancement, commonly used for breasts and buttocks.

Benefits of A Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover offers several benefits for women looking to regain confidence and enhance their appearance post-pregnancy:
  • Cosmetic Enhancements: Addresses multiple areas in a single surgery to streamline the recovery process.
  • Individualized Approach: Tailored to individual needs, allowing women to choose procedures that align with their specific cosmetic goals and concerns.
  • Efficient Recovery: Consolidates the recovery period, minimizing downtime compared to multiple separate procedures.
  • Restoration of Youthful Body: Targets common post-pregnancy concerns, such as sagging breasts, stretched abdominal muscles, and stubborn fat deposits, for a more youthful and toned appearance.
  • Increased Confidence: Improves confidence by addressing physical changes, helping women feel more comfortable with their bodies post-pregnancy.
  • Versatility: Offers a range of procedures like tummy tuck, breast augmentation, and liposuction, allowing customization to meet individual needs and preferences.

How New Horizons Can Help

The trusted surgeons at New Horizons Center for Cosmetic Surgery are here to help restore your confidence. Our skilled plastic surgeons will listen to your concerns and work with you to create an individualized treatment plan leaving you feeling good in your post-pregnancy body.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

The “classic” version of a Mommy Makeover consists of a breast enhancement procedure and a tummy tuck, often with liposuction to sculpt the waistline and reduce stubborn pockets of abdominal fat.

There are two major reasons why combining procedures is better in the long run: cost and recovery time. By combining procedures, there are certain costs incurred for each procedure that you will only pay once (e.g., use of a surgical facility, anesthesia fees). While it can be challenging to take time out for surgery and recovery, combining procedures means you are also consolidating your recovery periods instead of having a separate recovery period for each procedure.

Pregnancy itself is a major stressor on the body, and at a minimum, we generally recommend that moms hold off at least 6 months to give their bodies time to heal and get back to normal. However, if you decide to breastfeed, you will need to wait at least 3 months after you’ve weaned your baby. Please also keep in mind that a Mommy Makeover will inhibit your ability to engage in physical activity for a few weeks — including lifting your children. For this reason, some women decide to delay the procedure until their babies are a bit older.

Having a Mommy Makeover will not change your ability to have more children or carry them to term safely. However, just as pregnancy has caused the changes you are now seeking to correct, a subsequent pregnancy after surgery will likely produce very similar unwanted changes. We strongly recommend that patients wait to have a Mommy Makeover until they are sure that they do not want to have any more children.

You do not have to be a mother to get a Mommy Makeover. The surgery got its name because the combination of procedures addresses many of the most common post-pregnancy cosmetic concerns; however, it’s also beneficial for anyone looking to reclaim their body after significant weight loss or other major changes. 

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What to Expect at Your Mommy Makeover Appointment

A Mommy Makeover is performed as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. This surgery generally takes 3 to 6 hours, depending on the amount and complexity of the procedures being performed. During your initial consultation, you and your plastic surgeon will create a surgical treatment plan that covers all your cosmetic goals.


How to Prepare for A Mommy Makeover

Your Mommy Makeover journey will start with an initial consultation about your cosmetic goals. Here, your surgeon will listen to your concerns and recommend the perfect combination of procedures to achieve the results you want. Leading up to the surgery, maintain a healthy lifestyle with a balanced diet and regular exercise. Make sure to follow any pre-surgery instructions provided by your surgeon, including medications, fasting, and avoiding certain activities. Arrange for someone to help you during the initial recovery period and set up a comfy recovery space at home.

Planning for Recovery after a Mommy Makeover

Soreness, swelling, and bruising may develop in the first days following your procedure. While you should curb all strenuous physical activity for the first week or two, you should take short walks around the house to maintain healthy blood flow. Schedule your initial follow-up visit within the first week after surgery and maintain regular contact with your surgeon to make sure you are healing normally.

The timeline for your final results will vary somewhat based on the procedures in your Mommy Makeover. In general, however, you can expect your results will continue to emerge and improve over the first 3 to 6 months after surgery. The results of a Mommy Makeover should last at least 10 years or more. You can preserve these results by maintaining a stable weight and healthy lifestyle.