The benefits and joys that mothers provide have been great for our families and our children. However, because motherhood provides many benefits it does not necessarily mean everything goes smoothly. There are also some real frustrations and grievances. Often through maternity and breastfeeding, the body changes and is not always welcome. Those changes can be fixed by a mommy candidate. Are you the right candidate for a mommy makeover?

Sometimes, females have difficulty getting pregnant. In some cases, breast volume can be lost and breast tissue can droop. Often mothers wear the change for pride, and it is fully supported. Bringing a baby into your life is a great joy and pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a devastating impact on your breasts and can lead to drooping and smaller-than-before breasts, stubborn skin, and flabby skin. A mommy makeover may help correct these problems through a combination of facial surgery and cosmetic procedures.

What is a Mommy Makeover Procedure?

What do mommy makeovers involve and why? How do you do it? As their names suggest, moms who have had babies can easily be given a Mommy Makeover. However, you are not only eligible for a mommy makeover if you have had kids. If you want all the above-mentioned services just for a fresher look, then it is the perfect candidate! Often these surgeries will not be effective. Consequently, a momma makeover should be done before you get a baby.

It is more than a surgical procedure but a mixture of surgical treatments. This procedure is designed to help mothers who have confidence that their children’s age has passed and want to return to a prenatal body before their first child. A mother makeover gives a mother an ideal way of rejuvenating her body and breast tissue including abdominal areas and vagina.

Are You an Ideal Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

This combination of treatments is the goal in the case of women who are pregnant and want an improved appearance on the body. 

You’re Physically and Mentally Healthy

These makeovers are optional procedures, meaning that the treatment does not require medical treatment for any reason. Your surgeon will be able to assess you based on your medical condition. In most cases, a patient’s existing condition will interfere with the surgical treatment and will affect both your performance and your health. When you have a healthy mental and physical condition, you must receive the proper treatment and have a good understanding of the potential benefits.

You’ve Reached a body Weight You’re Happy With

Before performing the surgery you need to maintain your desired body mass. Significant post-operative weight reduction can affect your results, but they are not designed to reduce the fat in you. The tummy suck procedure mainly targets a tightening process on the abdomen. When you are overweight you can lose more skin on the treated part. Usually, loose skin should be removed by another procedure.

You’re At Least Six Months Past Giving Birth

Childbirth is a difficult and dangerous thing for our bodies to deal with. In addition, before any cosmetic surgical procedures are possible, you should observe a minimum 6-month period after the birth. The second reason to wait a full six months is breastfeeding. When breastfeeding, a female can change her breast structure and wait until the shape is settled before altering anything.

You’re Finished Having Children

If you had a new baby and you decide not to have any more kids, then is the right time for a mommy makeover. Regaining weight can exacerbate pregnancy loss and cause a more distorted look on the breasts. When you have kids, it should be considered.

You Have C-Section Scarring

C-sections can cause scarring around your abdomen which is corrected by surgery. It may be necessary to treat other scars on your lower abdomen.

Why are These Makeovers Popular?

Pregnant women experience beautiful and exciting times during pregnancy and it can affect the shape or structure of their skin. Many of these changes can be reversible through eating and exercising, but certain things are difficult for some people. For a variety of postnatal issues, the easiest and best treatment is cosmetic surgery. These procedures have been very popular for several years and the reasons behind these are partly because mothers have seen the result from friends, colleagues, and relatives.

What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?

What surgery is part of mommy make-up packages? There’s a slight difference between patients and we can design an individual momma makeover tailored to meet their specific goals. With that being said, a mommy makeover typically consists of several combinations: These are all geared toward improving the appearance before pregnancy as well as increasing self-confidence.

What are the Advantages of Mommy Makeover Procedures?

Of course, these surgeries should only be completed for momma makeovers, although they can often be beneficial. By opting for mom makeovers it’s easy to have multiple procedures at once. So it will take you just once to get in and you can have one postoperative recovery period. It’s basically merely an easy way to reduce risk and reduce the time it takes for you to return home.

Procedures Involved in a Mommy Makeover

Since mommy makeovers can address many issues based on individual requirements, the following procedures can be performed.

Breast Reduction

The surgeon will cut off the excess tissue in the chest area through invasive procedures. Depending on the patient and their weight, excess body mass is sometimes eliminated using lipo surgery. If you have excess fat in your breasts and have an increased body fat percentage then a reduction can only occur via liposuction if you have a larger tummy. Your surgeon reduces the excess tissue, lifts and shapes the remaining underlying breast tissue to an elongated, light, and youthful shape. Similarly, with breast lifts, the sutures can be inserted deeper into your breast tissue to strengthen your skin structure. Your breasts are then covered with surgical gauze. 

Breast Augmentation

Your doctor can make an incision on your breast and remove breast tissue, creating a pocket. The first is under the pectoral muscle that connects you to the breast tissue. The other lies under breast tissues and above the muscles. Where a doctor can place a surgical implant depends on what results they are looking for and their recommended outcomes. Immediately after implant placement, the insertion is completed and the breast will be wrapped in surgical gauze. Sometimes drainage tubes are inserted for a short time to prevent the accumulation of toxins on surgery sites.

Tummy Tuck

Pregnancy makes your abdomen stretch and causes you to lose your skin elasticity and excess skin. It runs from the thorax to the pubic bones and is called the inner girdle. Your inner girdles hold your uterus together while pregnant. Tummy tucks (abdominal plastic) procedures remove excess body fat while tightening connective tissue and removing excess fat. It is the results that remove stretch marks underneath the belly button.

Breast Lift

Often known as a breast lift or mastopexy, breast lifts are procedures used to relieve uneven, sagging breasts and reduce breast volume. This procedure may be customized to resize or expand your breasts but it will result in an improved appearance with youthfulness.

What Makes you Not a Candidate for a Tummy Tuck?

If you’ve not had any kids, have been expecting, or have recently had a pregnancy, you’ll not be an ideal candidate for a belly tuck. Those with high cholesterol and obesity aren’t the most effective candidates for tummy tucks either. Likewise, you can’t get your tummy tucked as soon as you stop smoking.

What are the Cons of a Mommy Makeover?

You need to make some considerations for a mommy makeover. Weight gain after the procedures may be detrimental to the results. Your breasts will sag back and create unsightly fat patches on the abdomen area. The same applies to pregnant women who undergo mommy makeovers.


To conclude, we can say that having a board-certified plastic surgeon who has the right experience can execute an amazing job with the mommy makeover. No matter what cosmetic surgery procedures you opt for, you need to be aware of all the pros and cons that come with them. You should be able to identify if you’re a good candidate for a mommy makeover after reading this. Mommy makeover surgery involves the conduction of a lot of procedures all at once. 

Dr. Jim Brantner’s Plastic Surgery Clinic provides everything from breast augmentation to a full mommy make over. We are highly experienced in these procedures and guarantee promising results to our clients. Call us today and book an appointment!