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Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy


The American Society of Plastic Surgeons reports that 49% of the cosmetic procedures in 2013 were performed on 40-49 year olds. Females accounted for 91% of all cosmetic procedures. Is it any wonder that the non-medical term Mommy Makeover is mentioned so frequently these days?

According to Real Self, A Mommy Makeover is a complementary combination of plastic surgery procedures done to help you get a woman’s pre-baby body back. It can include a mix of tummy tuck (to remove loose skin and regain firmness) and breast enhancement (which can include breast lift and/or breast augmentation). Liposuction could also be added to help with body contouring.

Mommy Makeover After Pregnancy in San Diego

Coastal Plastic Surgeons performs a significant number of San Diego Mommy Makeover procedures every year.

Click here to review the before and after pictures.
The following picture and video show what one of our patients calls “Muffin Top” when describing her mid section after delivering 4 babies:

Here is a review that one of our patients just posted on Yelp about her experience:

Yelp Mommy Makeover San Diego Review for Coastal Plastic Surgeons

5.0 star rating 1/7/2015
“I was a little skeptical when it came it came to plastic surgeons. I was pretty fit but after 2 kids I couldn’t get my body back the way it was before. Dr. Batra was very friendly and most importantly HONEST. He genuinely cares about his patients!!! I had a breast lift with implants as well as a tummy tuck and couldn’t be happier with both procedures. I haven’t been this happy with my body for years. His team was professional and so helpful. Thank you so much. I would recommend his office to ANYONE thinking of improving themselves.”

Addressing Multiple Areas to “Get Your Body Back”

The American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery describes Mommy Makeover as consisting of:

Procedures for the breasts
One of the most common issues after childbirth is a change in the size or shape of breasts, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgery. There are several different types of procedures that can help treat this issue. Breast implants may be the most well-known, but implants to increase size may not be the best move after childbirth. Instead, many Mommy Makeovers consist of a breast lift or breast augmentation to change or enhance the shape of the breast.
Keep in mind that if you are breastfeeding your infant, you’ll want to wait until you’ve weaned him or her to prevent any issues. Often, it’s the very act of breastfeeding that may change the breasts shape. A breast lift can help treat a bust that is sagging due to changes that come with age or childbirth.

Procedures for the tummy
Not surprisingly, carrying a child for nine months can have a profound effect on the shape of one’s stomach. While many women will naturally lose weight with exercise and diet after they give birth, more often they have a problem with sagging skin left over. That’s why a tummy tuck, rather than liposuction, is usually part of a Mommy Makeover. This procedure can help remove excess skin and restore a more natural, thinner appearance.

Procedures for the lower body
Diet and exercise may not always solve the changes that come with having children, and often women will experience weight gain or shape changes in their lower body that they can’t fix on their own. Liposuction is one way to remove stubborn fat from the stomach, thighs or buttocks. Other patients may choose a lower body lift, which tightens sagging skin around the thighs, hips or buttocks.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is a Mommy Makeover?

A: “Mommy Makeover” is a term used to describe rejuvenation of the breasts and abdomen. The goal is to address some of the common physical changes that can occur following pregnancy. On the breast, these most commonly include sagging and deflation. On the abdomen, it is often excess skin with stretch marks and bulging.

Q: Who is a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

A: A woman in overall good health who has completed her childbearing.

Q: What can I expect in my initial consultation?

A: Your plastic surgeon will ask about your general medical history and examine your areas of concern. This is the opportunity for you to discuss what bothers you. Together, you will devise a treatment plan that addresses your concerns and is surgically feasible.

Q: Is the Mommy Makeover done all at one time?

A: It can be done in one or two stages, depending on how many areas need to be addressed.

Q: What are the different options for a Mommy Makeover?

A: It is some combination of the following: breast lift, with or without augmentation; breast reduction (FAQs); abdominoplasty (also known as a tummy tuck); mini-abdominoplasty (mini tummy tuck); and liposuction.