Can I Get a Mommy Makeover After Massive Weight Loss?

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


It may sound like the mommy makeover is reserved for women who have had children and want to restore their pre-baby body, but mommy makeover surgery can be a fantastic solution for reversing the unwanted side effects of extreme weight loss as well. At SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, top Orange County board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is proud to help patients achieve their ultimate weight loss transformation goals with a full suite of body contouring procedures, including the mommy makeover. Keep reading to learn more about how mommy makeover surgery can help after extreme weight loss, what procedures are included in a mommy makeover, and whether or not you may qualify for this life-changing surgery.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

In the majority of cases, mommy makeover surgery includes the following combination of procedures:

Is mommy makeover just for moms?

Absolutely not! Despite its name, mommy makeover surgery can benefit virtually any woman. In particular, women who have had children, breastfed, lost weight, or experienced age-related changes to their figure are fantastic candidates for mommy makeover surgery.

How does a mommy makeover help after losing weight?

After extreme weight loss, many patients are left with stretched-out skin, stubborn pockets of fat, and sagging or deflated breasts. With mommy makeover surgery, all of these concerns can be addressed in a single surgical setting. During a mommy makeover after weight loss, Dr. Kelishadi will trim away loose, excess skin from the midsection and pull the remaining skin taut to create a firmer, smoother, slimmer new figure. Diet- and exercise-resistant fat can be removed via liposuction, and a tummy tuck can help to repair abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti) if needed. Drooping breasts can be raised to a perkier position with breast lift surgery, and – if desired – breast implants can be placed to add or restore breast volume. Ultimately, mommy makeover surgery after extreme weight loss can help create a stunning, sexy, feminine figure that patients can feel proud of.

How long after losing weight can I get mommy makeover surgery?

Patients considering mommy makeover surgery after weight loss should be at or near their goal weight, within about 20 pounds or so, and have maintained that weight for at least 6 – 12 months. For women who would like to restore their pre-pregnancy body with mommy makeover surgery, the procedure should be scheduled no sooner than 6 – 12 months after having a baby. These patients should also wait to schedule mommy makeover surgery until they have finished breastfeeding and are certain that they do not want additional children, as pregnancy after mommy makeover surgery can dramatically alter (and even reverse) the cosmetic results of the procedure. During your initial consultation for mommy makeover surgery in Orange County, Dr. Kelishadi will help you decide the most appropriate time to schedule your procedure, ensuring the best and longest-lasting results possible.

Cross the finish line in your weight loss transformation with Newport Beach mommy makeover surgery

Don’t let loose skin and saggy breasts after weight loss keep you from enjoying the results of your hard work. Take the final step in completing your weight loss transformation by calling SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your mommy makeover consultation with top Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today.

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