Are There Emotional Benefits From A Mommy Makeover?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


There is no question that having children can be one of the most exciting and rewarding events in a woman’s life. However, the physical toll that pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can take on the mother’s body can be frustrating and difficult to reverse without help. Deflated breasts, sagging skin, and stubborn pockets of fat are just a few of the issues that often plague women after having a baby, and while the cosmetic effects are certainly problematic, the emotional impact can truly be devastating. Fortunately, cosmetic surgery offers safe and effective solutions for women looking to improve their self-esteem, restore their pre-pregnancy figure, and, once again, be comfortable in their own skin. The exceptional team at SSK Plastic Surgery, led by President and board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi, takes great pride in providing a long list of highly beneficial procedures, with the mommy makeover being one of the most exciting surgeries for women in Newport Beach, CA.

How can a mommy makeover help me? 

A common misconception about the mommy makeover is that it is reserved for mothers only. In reality, the mommy makeover can have life-changing benefits for women of all ages and lifestyles, whether they have had children or not. Due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or aging alone, there are several problems that many women tend to struggle with at some point in their lives. These include:

  • Loss of breast volume
  • Drooping breasts
  • Excess, stretched out skin
  • Abdominal pooch or pouch
  • Stubborn fat
  • Sagging buttocks

During your initial one-on-one consultation at SSK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kelishadi will discuss with you your specific concerns and goals to help determine exactly how a mommy makeover can best meet your needs. Dr. Kelishadi will also take all of the time necessary to explain your options in detail and answer all of your questions at length.

Can a mommy makeover boost my confidence? 

In addition to the seemingly endless physical benefits that a mommy makeover can offer, the emotional and psychological impact the procedure can have is arguably even more dramatic. After having children or experiencing the physical changes associated with weight loss or aging, many women, understandably, feel less confident, less comfortable, and less like themselves. This loss of self-esteem can negatively impact almost every aspect of a woman’s life, including her relationships, her career, and her overall happiness. 

Undergoing a mommy makeover can finally give patients a renewed sense of self-worth and confidence. This newly elevated attitude often spills over to many areas of the patient’s life, allowing her to finally realize success, satisfaction, and more.  Dr. Kelishadi and the caring team at SSK Plastic Surgery understand the sensitive nature of pursuing cosmetic surgery and are dedicated to helping patients achieve their ideal aesthetic and emotional outcomes through a variety of innovative, exciting, and effective procedures.

What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

Another important clarification regarding the mommy makeover is that it is actually a customized procedure that is tailored to each patient, rather than being a single, specifically defined surgery. In fact, the mommy makeover combines several surgeries in order to address multiple areas and complaints at one time. Some of the procedures that are most commonly performed as part of a Newport Beach, CA mommy makeover include:

  • Breast augmentation: a surgery designed to increase the volume of the breasts through the use of synthetic implants of fat transfer
  • Breast lift: the surgical enhancement of breast position via excess skin removal and tissue manipulation 
  • Tummy tuck: a complex procedure that improves the contour of the abdomen by removing excess skin or fat and tightening the underlying muscles
  • Brazilian butt lift: an innovative technique that uses a patient’s own fat to enhance the volume, shape, and position of the buttocks
  • Liposuction: the surgical removal of small to moderate pockets of stubborn fat from the abdomen, thighs, flanks, buttocks, or other isolated areas

Arguably the most exciting and attractive aspect of the mommy makeover is that the procedure is tailored to each patient and designed to meet her needs and goals. While the list above reflects some of the surgeries most commonly included in a mommy makeover, there are many additional treatments and procedures that can be considered. With a vast array of available tools and techniques at his disposal, Dr. Kelishadi takes great care in developing a custom surgical plan for each and every mommy makeover that will help his patients best achieve their ideal aesthetic, emotional, and social outcomes.

How do I find the best mommy makeover surgeon in Newport Beach, CA?

The first and most important step in pursuing a mommy makeover in Southern California is to select a qualified, skillful, and highly experienced plastic surgeon. Call our convenient Newport Beach, CA office today to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon and President of SSK Plastic Surgery Dr. Sean Kelishadi, and learn more about how a mommy makeover can finally help you regain your confidence, feel beautiful in your own skin, and look better than ever before! 

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.