What is a mommy makeover?

Pregnancy causes significant changes to the body that can linger long after the baby is born. A mommy makeover is a collection of cosmetic procedures, performed in one surgical session, that restore the shape and appearance of the post-pregnancy body.

Doctors offer different techniques and combinations of procedures, but the most common areas targeted are the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia and buttocks. A mommy makeover can address the following:

  • Breasts that are sagging, uneven or decreased in volume
  • Drooping nipples and stretched areolas
  • Excess fat in the midsection, hips and thighs
  • Increased breast size that’s out of proportion to the rest of your body and/or causes back pain
  • Loose skin, stretch marks and lack of definition around the waistline
  • Sagging or loose vaginal tissue

If you’re considering a mommy makeover, for lasting results it’s best to have one after you’re done having children.

How a mommy makeover works

A mommy makeover is usually performed under general anesthesia. Your experience will be unique based on the procedures you choose to have; see the list below for the steps involved in each.

Which areas of the body does a mommy makeover treat?

A mommy makeover can include one or more of the following procedures:

  • Abdominoplasty or “tummy tuck”
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift or mastopexy
  • Buttock reshaping
  • Liposuction or liposculpture

How long does it take to recover from a mommy makeover?

Depending on the procedures you choose to have, recovery could take several weeks — but as with every surgery, recovery is highly individual. During your consultation, your doctor will talk with you about what to expect.

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