Being a mom is the most rewarding experience in woman’s life, but it is also tough on her body. A mommy makeover in San Francisco may be the solution to all of the changes pregnancy, breastfeeding and the simple act of caring for her children can cause.

The mommy makeover surgery is actually a combination of procedures designed for women who have experienced the aftermath of pregnancy, gravity, and the natural aging process. The procedure is completely customizable to the unique needs of each patient and often includes breast surgery, liposuction and a tummy tuck. Other procedures may also be recommended during a mommy makeover to ensure the patient reaches all of her aesthetic goals.

The mommy makeover is usually recommended for women that are done having children and would like to restore their body back to a pre-pregnancy condition. Subsequent pregnancies and nursing can impact the effects of this procedure, which is why women are generally discouraged from undergoing a mommy makeover until their families are complete. It is also important that women are in good health, non-smokers and without any medical conditions that might compromise the safety and effectiveness of their procedure.

Options in a Mommy Makeover

While every mommy makeover is different, the most common procedures requested during this surgery include:

Breast Enhancement

While many women opt for breast augmentation with their mommy makeover to increase the size of the breasts, some also choose to undergo a breast lift to reposition sagging breasts in a more youthful position on the chest. Breast reduction is also an option for women that suffer the embarrassment and physical discomfort of disproportionately large breasts. Any of these procedures can be performed alone or in combination. For example, women often opt for breast augmentation and a lift to achieve the best possible results.


Liposuction is a surgical procedure that removes isolated deposits of fat that have not responded to diet and exercise. The procedure involves very small incisions and a narrow tube called a cannula, which is placed directly into the area of fat to suction away the fat cells and create a leaner contour.

Tummy Tuck

This procedure is an effective way to tighten up lax abdominal muscles and remove extra skin, fat and tissue that is interfering with your body profile around the middle. Results of a tummy tuck are both dramatic and long-lasting as long as a healthy weight is maintained after the procedure.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

Because a mommy makeover usually involves more than one procedure performed at the same time, the surgery is frequently done in a hospital or designated surgery center. Most mommy makeovers are performed using general anesthesia but can usually be done on an outpatient basis so the patient can go home the same day as the surgery.

It is very important for women who have had a mommy makeover to have someone with them for the first couple of days after surgery to allow them to rest and ensure no complications arise. Incisions for breast enhancement may vary, based on the type of procedure performed and the type of implant used. The plastic surgeon performing the procedure will make sure to place incisions in locations where post-operative scarring will be as unobtrusive as possible.

Liposuction incisions are generally too small to require sutures or leave visible scarring behind. Tummy tuck incisions tend to be extensive but are usually well hidden under clothing or bathing suits.

Post Operative Care

After a mommy makeover, patients usually experience a degree of discomfort, as well as swelling and bruising. Oral pain medication makes the early days of recovery more comfortable, while ice and rest can help with the bruising and swelling. The tummy tuck usually requires the most recovery time, which generally takes around 2-4 weeks. Patients also find they need to take it easy a bit longer than they would with a single procedure, since their body needs more time to heal after multiple procedures.

Most patients are back to their regular activities within a month after mommy makeover surgery. Heavy lifting and strenuous exercise will likely be restricted for a few additional weeks to ensure the body has ample time to heal completely.

Mommy Makeover at The Maas ClinicTM

The results of a mommy makeover can be seen soon after surgery, but it will take a number of months before full results are realized. This is because it takes some time for the swelling associated with the various procedures to go down completely. The incisions will also fade in the months following surgery, becoming much less noticeable by the end of the first year.

If you are feeling less than your best after having children and want to return to your pre-pregnancy form, contact the Maas ClinicTM to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Maas. He will help you coordinate your mommy makeover procedure to ensure your aesthetic goals are met and you enjoy the best possible results from your procedure.

Dr. Maas has an extensive network of plastic surgeons specializing in body sculpting in the Bay Area. For a referral to a surgeon in your area, please call (415) 567-7000 or contact us by email.

The information about mommy makeover was reviewed by Corey S. Maas MDTM. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us using our contact form below.

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