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Mommy Makeovers: Answering Common Questions

Mommy Makeovers: Answering Common Questions

Pregnancy and childbirth can bring immense joy, which also lead to changes in a woman’s body. While diet and exercise can help to some extent, a mommy makeover offers a comprehensive solution. 

Your top questions answered by the Plastic Surgeons at MetroDerm’ Center for Plastic Surgery.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a personalized cosmetic surgery procedure that combines treatments to target specific areas affected by pregnancy, such as the breasts, abdomen, and thighs to help moms regain their confidence and feel beautiful.

Common procedures in a mommy makeover include:

  • Breast lift or augmentation: Restores the shape and volume of breasts affected by breastfeeding or weight changes.
  • Tummy tuck: Removes excess skin and fat, tightens muscles, and creates a flatter, toned stomach.
  • Liposuction: Eliminates stubborn pockets of fat in areas like the thighs, hips, or buttocks.

Who is a good candidate?

A mommy makeover is suitable for women who want to address multiple body areas simultaneously. However, it is important to consider:

  • Good overall health and realistic expectations.
  • Completed family planning, as future pregnancies can reverse the effects.
  • Exhausted other methods like diet and exercise without desired results.
  • Willingness to take time off work and allow the body to heal properly.

What happens during the procedure?

Each mommy makeover is tailored to the individual’s needs. Before the procedure, the plastic surgeon will discuss goals and create a personalized treatment plan. Under general anesthesia, the agreed-upon procedures will be performed, typically taking several hours. Afterward, close monitoring in a recovery room is followed by either a hospital stay or release for a safe recovery at home.

What is the recovery time and aftercare?

Recovering from a mommy makeover can take weeks or months, depending on the procedures involved. It is crucial to follow the surgeon’s instructions, which may include:

  • Taking prescribed pain medication.
  • Avoiding strenuous activity and heavy lifting.
  • Wearing compression garments to support healing and reduce swelling.
  • Attending follow-up appointments to monitor progress.

Maintaining a healthy lifestyle post-procedure, including a balanced diet and regular exercise, helps sustain the results.

What else should I know?

While mommy makeovers offer confidence and comfort, they are not without risks. Work with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon who can guide you through the process safely and effectively.

Schedule a consultation with one of our Plastic Surgeons at MetroDerm’s Center for Plastic Surgery at or call us at 404.257.9933.

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