Have you recently had a baby and want to recover your pre-pregnancy figure? A mommy makeover can help you reclaim the youthful shape you enjoyed before your pregnancy. At Ditesheim Plastic Surgery, board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeffrey A. Ditesheim can answer your frequently asked questions about mommy makeovers to ensure that you feel comfortable and confident about moving forward with cosmetic surgery.

What is a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is a combination of procedures designed to help rejuvenate your body in a way that brings out the best in your figure. These procedures most often include breast enhancement and body contouring. However, each woman’s concerns are different, so Dr. Ditesheim’s primary focus is on working with you to find the best approach to help meet your personal goals.

Am I a candidate?

There are many factors that go into determining whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Typically women who have decided not to have more children will be better candidates, as results will likely be maintained longer without another pregnancy. However, due to the customizable nature of the mommy makeover, almost any woman who feels uncomfortable with the shape of her body after pregnancy may be a good candidate, as long as she’s in good physical and mental health. It’s a good idea to wait at least 6 months since you’ve had your baby or after weaning, and to have reached and maintained your pre-pregnancy weight for several months before getting a mommy makeover.

What’s included with a mommy makeover?

The procedures that will be performed in your mommy makeover will depend on your personal needs and goals.

  • Breast augmentation can restore volume to deflated breasts, or boost your cup size for a curvier look.
  • breast lift may be best for those women whose breasts sit low or have taken on a saggy, droopy appearance. In some cases, a breast lift can be combined with implants for breasts that are higher, firmer and shapelier.
  • tummy tuck repairs separated abdominal muscles and removes stretched-out belly skin for a slimmer midsection.
  • Liposuction can fine-tune specific problem spots like the muffin top, love handles, and inner or outer thighs.
  • Nonsurgical treatments like chemical peels and facials or BOTOX® can help your complexion look younger and more refreshed.

Dr. Ditesheim will talk with you about your appearance concerns to better understand which cosmetic treatments should give you the best possible results.

Does having more procedures mean a longer recovery time?

While a mommy makeover may sound intimidating due to the number of procedures that may be performed at once, recovery time is often about the same as it would be for a single procedure. The length of the surgery will depend on which procedures you decide to have, but often takes between 2 to 5 hours. Mommy makeovers are typically performed on an outpatient basis, so you should be able to return home shortly after the surgery is done.

What should I expect after my mommy makeover?

Dr. Ditesheim will give you detailed post-op instructions to help ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible. You may have a hard time moving around comfortably immediately after your mommy makeover, but should be able to resume your normal activities by a few weeks later. Results vary depending on the specific procedures performed, but overall you should enjoy a rejuvenated appearance with improvements that specifically addressed your post-pregnancy concerns.

*Results May Vary