Mommy Makeover 101

It’s time to rediscover your confidence with a Mommy Makeover. Welcoming motherhood into your life is one of the most rewarding experiences you can have in life, but it can also bring about physical changes that may leave you longing for your pre-pregnancy body. You may have seen on social media lately the term Mommy Makeover, paired with transformational images of individuals who have claimed their confidence back. But what exactly is a Mommy Makeover and what does it commonly involve?


What is a Mommy Makeover?

According to Dr. Douglas Gervais, board-certified plastic surgeon with Minneapolis Plastic Surgery, “A Mommy Makeover is a comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedure designed to address the physical changes that occur in a woman’s body post-pregnancy. It combines multiple surgical techniques to enhance the breasts, abdomen, and other areas affected by pregnancy and breastfeeding. While not all Mommy Makeovers include these procedures, these are most common:”

  • Breast Augmentation or Lift:  Breast augmentation involves the use of implants to restore volume and shape whereas a breast lift helps correct sagging and repositions the breasts for a more youthful appearance. Depending an individual’s goal, some will have augmentation or a lift or a combination of the two procedures.
  • Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty):  A tummy tuck targets loose abdominal skin and weakened muscles, providing a firmer and flatter stomach.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction removes stubborn pockets of fat to contour various areas of the body.


What are The Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

Everyone interested in a Mommy Makeover is doing so for their own reasons. Sometimes it is to enhance self-esteem and increase confidence, but other times it can involve the daily impact that having excess or sagging skin has on your life.

  • Health Benefits: Removing excess skin and fat from the abdomen and correcting a rectus diastasis can improve functional performance with exercise.
  • Restoration of Pre-Pregnancy Appearance: Achieve a body that closely resembles your pre-pregnancy figure, enhancing your self-esteem.
  • Increased Confidence: Addressing physical changes can positively impact your confidence and overall well-being.
  • Customized Approach: Tailored to individual needs, allowing you to choose the procedures that best address your concerns.


What are the Risks and Considerations of a Mommy Makeover?

“While Mommy Makeovers can deliver incredible results, it’s essential to be aware of potential risks, including infection, scarring, and complications associated with anesthesia,” stated Dr. Gervais. “As with any cosmetic or plastic surgery, it is important to do your research and consult with a surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Ask questions including how they prioritize patient safety and thoroughly discuss all potential risks during the consultation process.”


Who Performs Mommy Makeovers?

Mommy Makeovers are performed by skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons with extensive experience in breast and body procedures. Mommy Makeover surgeries are commonly performed in surgical centers and most individuals typically go home the same day. You will need a responsible caregiver for the first night.


How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies widely based on individual needs, chosen procedures, and geographic location. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, a Mommy Makeover typically costs about $15,000 and up with pricing including surgeon’s fee, operating room fees, anesthesia fees, surgical garments worn during recovery. Because each Mommy Makeover is customized, it is important for you to consult with your plastic surgeon before estimating a price.

Embracing motherhood doesn’t mean sacrificing your confidence or the desire to look and feel your best. A Mommy Makeover at one of Forefront Dermatology’s Affiliated Plastic Surgery locations offers a transformative experience, allowing you to reclaim your body and boost your self-esteem. Schedule a consultation with our expert team today to discuss your goals, explore your options, and begin the journey to rediscovering the confident and beautiful you.


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