Mommy Makeover

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Considering a mommy makeover but not sure where to start? We’ll give you the answers you need! A “mommy makeover” isn’t a single procedure, but rather a customized combination of cosmetic surgeries designed specifically to address the changes a woman’s body might undergo post-pregnancy. While pregnancy is a beautiful journey, it can bring about changes in the breasts, abdomen, waist, genitalia, and other body parts.

A mommy makeover aims to restore the appearance and confidence of a mother, tailored to her individual needs. Common procedures in a mommy makeover include breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. However, each makeover is unique, crafted according to the concerns and desires of the patient.

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How It’s Done: Procedures Included in a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is an umbrella term for a suite of procedures designed to reverse the physical changes associated with childbirth and aging. Recognizing that each woman’s body and goals are unique, the mommy makeoveris highly tailored to individual needs.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can drastically alter breast size. Breast augmentation uses implants to restore volume and shape, providing a fuller appearance. Conversely, for women who find their breasts have enlarged uncomfortably after childbirth, a breast reduction can be performed to achieve a proportionate size, alleviating discomfort.
With time and after nursing, breasts may begin to sag or lose their youthful position. A breast lift aims to raise the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening surrounding tissue. This reshapes and supports the new breast contour, offering a more youthful and perky appearance.
Childbirth can stretch the abdominal muscles and skin, sometimes leading to a permanent pouch or sagging skin. A tummy tuck addresses this by removing excess skin and tightening the weakened abdominal wall muscles, offering a flatter and firmer abdominal profile.
Hormonal changes during pregnancy can lead to stubborn fat deposits in areas like the abdomen, thighs, arms, and hips. Liposuction surgically removes these fat cells, sculpting the body to a more desired shape.
Childbirth can lead to aesthetic and functional changes in the vaginal area. Procedures like labiaplasty reduce elongated labia, and vaginal tightening can restore tone to the vaginal canal, enhancing both comfort and sexual satisfaction.
Some women desire a fuller or more sculpted buttock after childbirth. A butt lift removes excess skin and tightens the area, while a BBL uses fat transfer to enhance volume, providing a lifted and rounded appearance.
The rapid skin stretching during pregnancy can lead to stretch marks, and C-sections or other procedures may result in scars. Various treatments, from laser therapy to micro-needling, can be employed to reduce the visibility and texture of these skin imperfections.
By combining these procedures, a Mommy Makeover addresses multiple concerns in one or a few surgical sessions, offering a comprehensive rejuvenation tailored to each woman’s vision of her post-childbirth body.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover surgery are women who: 

  • Have achieved and maintained a stable weight for at least three to six months. 
  • Are confident they do not wish to have more children in the future. 
  • Are good overall health
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit well before and after the procedure.
  • Have realistic expectations and understand the potential outcomes and limitations.
  • Have a strong support system in place is essential for post-surgery recovery. 

Mommy Makeover Recovery and What to Expect

A mommy makeover typically involves multiple procedures performed during a single session. Thus, recovery can be more intensive compared to having just one cosmetic procedure.

Immediate Post-Op:

For the first few days after the surgery, it's common to experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort. Your surgeon will likely prescribe pain medications to manage any pain. You'll also be given specific guidelines on how to care for your surgical sites, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing, and when to follow-up with your surgeon.

First Week:

During the initial week, patients are advised to rest as much as possible and avoid any strenuous activities. It's crucial to wear any compression garments provided, as they help reduce swelling and support the healing tissues.

Weeks 2-4:

Most patients begin to feel more like themselves during this period. Swelling starts to subside, and many women return to non-strenuous jobs. However, lifting heavy objects, including children, and engaging in vigorous physical activities are still restricted.

Weeks 4-8:

By this phase, many of the major healing processes are well underway. Women can typically start incorporating more regular activities, although high-impact exercises are still discouraged. Scars will begin to fade, though they may take several months to lighten significantly.

Beyond 2 Months:

Most patients are cleared to resume all normal activities, including high-impact exercises. It's essential to continue following any specific instructions from the surgeon, attend all follow-up appointments, and discuss any concerns or questions about the recovery process.

Final Results:

The most transformative results of a mommy makeover can be visible as early as three months post-surgery. However, some minor swelling might persist, and scars will continue to mature and fade over the next 12-18 months. The outcomes are long-lasting, especially with a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle.

Emotional Aspects:

Recovery is not just physical. The transformative nature of a mommy makeover can also have emotional implications. Some women feel a renewed sense of confidence almost immediately, while others might need some time to adjust to their new bodies. It's essential to recognize these emotions and consider seeking support or counseling if needed.