Is Liposuction a Common Procedure in a Mommy Makeover?

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


Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi recommends mommy makeovers to is patients in Newport Beach, CA who are looking to correct the effects of pregnancy and childbirth. This can be as simple as undergoing a liposuction procedure or a complete package of tucking, lifting, and body contouring. Whether you’re a first-time mom or have been thinking about this surgery for years, a mommy makeover can make you feel young and slim again.

One of the most requested surgeries in a mommy makeover is liposuction, a minimally invasive method of fat removal that only requires small incisions. This allows us to contour areas where fat has accumulated such as the abdomen, buttocks, and thighs after childbirth. While proper diet and exercise can improve results, there is no need to wait that long to get your body back. To learn more about liposuction and other common procedures in a mommy makeover, contact our staff at SSK Plastic Surgery.

Body concerns addressed by a mommy makeover

Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding all contribute to changes in the body, including sagging breasts and hanging skin from the abdominal area. When you arrive for your initial mommy makeover consultation, we discuss what procedures are available to correct these issues. Since no two people are alike, we make sure the surgeries chosen are appropriate for each patient. We make recommendations based on your specific problem areas, applying top techniques to achieve safe and desirable results. The mommy makeover is ideal for helping patients get their pre-pregnancy shape back in the following ways:

  • After childbirth and nursing, the breasts tend to lose volume. Breast augmentation increases breast size with the use of silicone or saline breast implants. A breast lift can also reshape the breasts by removing extra skin and repositioning the tissue.

  • During pregnancy, the abdominal muscles become stretched out and separated. A tummy tuck consists of tightening these muscles and removing excess skin for a slimmer appearance. Tummy tucks are normally paired with liposuction.

  • Speaking of liposuction, many mothers accumulate areas of stubborn fat in the abdomen, thighs, hips, arms, and buttocks. Liposuction surgery can remove these fat deposits for optimal body contouring.

  • Labiaplasty is designed to address the labia tissue when it has been stretched out due to childbirth. Reducing the size of the labia can prevent pain or discomfort, such as the pulling of the skin when performing activities like running or riding a bike.

What is the cost of a mommy makeover?

When you undergo a mommy makeover, you are actively making an investment in your appearance and quality of life. If you are concerned about the mommy makeover cost, the team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA works with you to make an affordable plan. After your initial consultation, patients are provided a cost estimate that includes the price of each treatment. Although the cost varies based on what’s required, the price for combination surgery is usually much less than the total cost for each procedure when performed separately. Keep in mind that other expenses often come into play, such as anesthesiologist fees, hospital fees, and prescription medications required during recovery. Learn more about mommy makeover costs by scheduling a private appointment with Dr. Kelishadi in Newport Beach, CA.

What mommy makeover surgery is like

Mommy makeover surgery is completed under general anesthesia, with the procedure lasting about 2 – 4 hours based on the techniques chosen. Dr. Kelishadi can rejuvenate the breasts and abdominal area, recontour your body, and restore your pre-pregnancy shape. Liposuction is one of the most common procedures performed as part of a mommy makeover to eliminate fat unwanted fat pockets. After surgery, patients are taken to recovery before being released home for close monitoring.

At SSK Plastic Surgery, Dr. Kelishadi has many tools to help women in Newport Beach look and feel their best. Prior to your mommy makeover, we will walk you through the process so you know what is involved with the surgery and recovery. Not all patients have the same healing process, but patience is key. Set yourself up for success by getting enough rest and not pushing yourself too hard. Normal activities are typically resumed within 4 weeks, or as recommended by Dr. Kelishadi during a follow-up appointment. Patients can protect their investment by setting long-term goals for diet and exercise.

Refresh and restore your body

There are very few natural events that place as much stress on the body as pregnancy and childbirth. A mommy makeover is designed to mitigate some of the damage that the body endures during this journey. Since the majority of the issues created by childbirth also contribute to signs of aging, many patients feel prematurely aged. One of the many benefits of a mommy makeover is to help women get back some of their youthful look.

At SSK Plastic Surgery, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi is ready to provide the latest and most modern techniques for patients in Newport Beach, CA. If you would like to restore the shape and firmness of certain parts of your body, a mommy makeover may be exactly what you need. To find out more information about the most common procedures offered in this combination procedure, including liposuction, reach out to our office today.

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