What Exactly Can a Mommy Makeover Restore on the Body?

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


Mommy makeover surgery is among the most popular cosmetic procedures available today — and with the ability to customize a mommy makeover to match your specific needs and goals, it's easy to see why. At SSK Plastic Surgery, Newport Beach board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi offers fully personalized mommy makeovers to help women reverse the unwanted effects of pregnancy, childbirth, aging, and weight loss to restore a slimmer, sexier, more feminine figure they can feel confident about. If you're like many women considering mommy makeover surgery, you may have questions about what's included in the procedure and which areas of the body are addressed during a mommy makeover. Find the answers to these mommy makeover FAQs and others right here. 


What is the purpose of a mommy makeover?  

While one of the most common reasons for mommy makeover surgery is to restore a woman's pre-pregnancy body after having children, it can also be used to address the adverse aesthetic consequences associated with extreme weight loss or the aging process alone. Generally speaking, the goal of mommy makeover surgery is to enhance the contours of a woman's body and create a slimmer, smoother, more youthful-looking figure overall. 


What's included in a mommy makeover surgery?  

Each mommy makeover surgery plan is fully customized based on the patient's unique anatomy, desired outcome, skin laxity, and other variables. Because mommy makeover surgery is often performed to counter the changes experienced during pregnancy and childbirth, many mommy makeover plans include treatments and procedures targeting areas that are particularly susceptible to pregnancy-related change, such as the abdomen and breasts. Some of the most common surgeries included in mommy makeover are:  

  • Tummy tuck 
  • Liposuction 
  • Breast augmentation 
  • Breast lift 
  • Labiaplasty 

Additionally, patients may choose to incorporate a thigh lift, butt lift, fat transfer, or another body contouring technique into their mommy makeover to address their specific problem areas and achieve an even more complete transformation. 


How long do I have to wait after giving birth to have a mommy makeover?  

For women who are certain they are done having children, it can be exciting to think about finally restoring a more youthful, pre-baby body as soon as possible after giving birth to their last child. However, it is important to keep in mind that pregnancy and childbirth are major life events that can take a toll on the body, and it is critical to allow the body plenty of time to heal and recover from giving birth before scheduling your mommy makeover surgery. While each patient's situation and timeline will vary, patients should plan to wait at least 6 – 12 months after giving birth and concluding breastfeeding before scheduling a mommy makeover. During your initial consultation for mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Kelishadi will discuss the most appropriate time for your mommy makeover, which areas of your body can be addressed during surgery, and answer any other questions you may have about this exciting and transformational procedure. 


Feel feminine and sexy from head to toe once again with a customized mommy makeover in Newport Beach, CA  

When it comes to the changes a woman's body endures in life, no two scenarios are alike — making it critical to choose a surgeon who is experienced and knowledgeable in customizing mommy makeover surgeries. Discover the many ways a mommy makeover can change your life for the better by calling SSK Plastic Surgery to schedule your private consultation for an Orange County mommy makeover with esteemed, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi today. 

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