What is a Mommy Makeover? By Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons on February 17, 2020

Motherhood is the most rewarding and challenging experience of many women’s lives and there’s nothing about it they would change. Except … maybe that part about how the body completely changes. And the fact that spending hours in the gym does nothing to tighten stretched abdominal muscles and stretched abdominal skin or get breasts to look as good as they did before pregnancy.

Enter the Mommy Makeover.

"Mommy makeover" is an all-encompassing phrase that refers to a combination of body contouring procedures, performed together to improve the physical changes that remain long after pregnancy ends. One reason for its popularity is that the mommy makeover has no set components; each procedure is custom-tailored to fit the individual patient's unique needs. However, the surgical approach generally starts with a breast and an abdomen contouring procedure, then adding additional elements as needed.

As the breasts and abdomen are the primary areas of change with motherhood, a mommy makeover will often center around a breast and abdomen procedure. During pregnancy and breast-feeding, the breasts will also enlarge, increasing as much as a full cup size or more. However, returning back to 'normal' can mean a significant loss in breast volume and noticeable sagging. Throughout a pregnancy, the abdominal muscles, skin and tissues stretch to safely accommodate the growing baby. Unfortunately, after childbirth, these layers may not bounce back to their pre-baby shape.

Your mommy makeover may include:

    Breast Augmentation
    Breast Lift
    Tummy Tuck
    Liposuction

Additional procedures may be done as well including a thigh lift or an arm lift or a labiaplasty. Depending on the individual surgeon and the recommended set of procedures, a mommy makeover can be performed during one single operation, or for safety reasons, may be spread out over multiple surgical sessions.

The mommy makeover is ideal for bringing a post-baby body back to its pre-pregnancy shape.  Contact us to schedule a consultation. Carmel Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeons provides a supportive environment in which you can feel at ease to discuss your goals.  Our physicians, Dr. Elizabeth Grasee and Dr. Debra Bergman will educate you on your chosen procedure(s), evaluate your case, and help you decide the best course of action to achieve your desired outcome. We are committed to guiding you towards a solution that aligns with your personal preferences.

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