The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures (often done in a single setting) to help women restore their appearance after pregnancy. It is individualized to each person’s goals and desired outcome.
About the Procedure
Changes that occur during pregnancy can impact the breast, abdomen, genitalia and buttocks. Mommy Makeover surgery comprises a spectrum of breast and body contouring procedures to reverse the effects of pregnancy. Such procedures include breast augmentation, breast lift, a tummy tuck, back lift, thigh lift, fat grafting and/or liposuction. Sometimes facial procedures are added in to improve appearance from head to toe. Most patients won’t need all of these procedures and we will work with you to evaluate your trouble spots and recommend the procedures that will best help to restore your pre-pregnancy look.
As with all plastic surgeries, Dr. Kress will do his best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement. While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4 – 6 weeks and should wait for clearance from our office before starting to exercise again. Most patients take off work for 1-2 weeks for this procedure. The mommy makeover transformation could take up to a year to fully result, but the outcome is life-changing for many women.
Improvements from Mommy Makeover surgery may even surpass the body you had prior to pregnancy, allowing this mommy to achieve the body she always desired.
Starting at $8,880.00 +
Mommy Makeover FAQs
How soon can I schedule a mommy makeover procedure after giving birth?
It’s best to let your body return back to normal as much as possible. Specifically, you should be at a steady weight for at least three months, be engaged in a healthy lifestyle (i.e. regular exercise and diet), and done breastfeeding, which will give your breasts a chance to return to their original state before pregnancy and childbirth.
Who Is a Candidate for Mommy Makeover?
Ideal candidates for mommy makeovers are women who wish to correct two or more of the following pregnancy-related changes to the body and breasts:
- Breasts that are deflated, shapeless or asymmetrical due to weight fluctuations brought on by pregnancy and nursing
- Breasts that sag or nipples that hang below the natural breast crease
- Oversized areolas or downward-pointing nipples
- Loose, excess skin on the abdomen
- Weakened or separated abdominal muscles
- Stretch marks on the lower abdomen
- Localized pockets of fat on the abdomen, buttocks, thighs, hips or back
Should I have treatment if I plan to become pregnant again?
It depends on how soon you plan to have more children. It’s best to schedule a mommy makeover once you are completely finished having children, as further pregnancies can compromise a tummy tuck and breast lift. If you plan to have children within the next couple of years, it’s best to wait to schedule the procedure. Yet, if you plan to wait longer than a couple of years to have more children, then you may be ready for treatment. Of course, every individual is different. Ultimately, the choice of when to have the surgeries performed is up to you.