Having kids changes a woman’s body—but a Mommy Makeover can get you back to your pre-pregnancy body, fast.
A mommy makeover is essentially a combination of multiple surgical procedures done in one surgery, including contouring of the body and breasts to improve your overall shape. Usually, the main focus areas of a mommy makeover are, as the name would imply, those that are most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding; that is, breasts, abdomen, butt, and thighs.
One benefit of this type of surgery is that it is far from one-size-fits-all; instead, we tailor the procedure to each patient’s specific needs and concerns.
In most cases, a mommy makeover will include a breast lift and/or breast augmentation; a tummy tuck; and targeted liposuction to problem areas. Breast augmentation and lifts are designed to help enhance volume and correct sagging, which is a common result of breastfeeding. A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat while tightening abdominal muscles, which can stretch and be damaged during pregnancy. Finally, liposuction helps with nuanced body contouring, removing stubborn pockets of fat that persist even after you’ve lost the baby weight.
A mommy makeover has become popular for women who are done having children and are looking to “get their body back,” as many patients say. Keep in mind: Mommy makeovers require an extremely skilled and experienced surgeon who can help craft the specific results you are looking for with finesse and precision.
Mommy makeover recovery time can take anywhere between 7 to 10 days, while a long-term recovery can last several weeks to months. Recovery time after mommy makeover surgery can fluctuate greatly, due to its customized, multifaceted approach and the number of different procedures performed, as well as the post-surgery care. Every patient requires an individual approach, but there are some general mommy makeover recovery estimates.
Immediately After Mommy Makeover Surgery: Following your mommy makeover surgery, gauze or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts. A compression garment may also be used to control swelling in the abdomen, waist, and buttocks. Be sure to carefully follow your plastic surgeon’s instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Week 1: This is the most intense period of recovery. Your body will be in a state of shock. Don’t expect to do much more than sleeping, eating, going to the bathroom, and moving just enough to get your blood flowing. One week post-op, you’ll probably walk a little hunched, due to discomfort and swelling, which is completely normal. Be sure to make arrangements for handling your usual household routine regarding chores, meal preparation, grocery shopping, baby care, and so on.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Week 2: This is the phase where you will start noticing a difference in how you feel—sore and tender on surgical sites, as well as tired. It’s important to get plenty of rest, take off work or work minimally from home, and take brief walks. Your doctor can also clear you out for driving, providing you are off pain medications by then.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Week 3: For some women, this can be the hardest part of recovery after a mommy makeover. It may feel like the healing has slowed down, but you’re still feeling exhausted. Other women can feel more energized but still frustrated with the overall progress. During week three it is crucial to have patience and continue to rest so you can heal properly; don’t hesitate to rely on your family and friends for any help you might need.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Week 4: During week 4, you may turn a corner in your mommy makeover recovery. The swelling should be down, and you should start feeling more energized. This is when you can switch to wearing your abdominal compression binder only occasionally or stop wearing it completely, depending on your doctor’s advice.
Mommy Makeover Recovery Weeks 5 and 6: Once you hit week 5, you will start feeling immense improvement and changes. At this point you can resume your regular exercise, but at moderate intensity. The swelling should recede and the incisions must be closed.
Note that some swelling could take as long as a year to completely wear off, especially if you had a tummy tuck, so have patience. While every recovery is different (and affected by age, health, and adherence to post-op instructions), most people recover from their mommy makeover within 6 weeks.
“If you’re considering coming from out of state, Modern Plastic is your place! I came from the East Coast to do my mommy makeover. I stayed at the hotel across the street which is walking distance to the facility. I had so many questions and Modern Plastic did an amazing job answering them. The facility is super clean and all the employees are very professional and friendly. After my surgery, my caregiver had some complications. Modern Plastic was there for me every step of the way. They were so kind and helped me out so much! They set the bar high, their love and amazing energy makes you feel at home! They have a great team that is easy to work with. I’m now 2 months post-op. I’m thrilled with the results. They are amazing and I couldn’t recommend them enough!”
– Thainara F.
“I went in for a mommy makeover with Dr. Karlinsky and a liquid rhinoplasty with the owner Armando. I am not sure of Mary’s title there at Modern but she is wonderful. The entire staff was very attentive. Everything was explained to me on what to expect, the procedure, and aftercare. I was well taken care of. You hear all of those things on surgery centers about being treated poorly after you pay your deposit or how at pre-op and post-op appointments you’re always waiting a long time, so I was a little scared going into it but I didn’t experience any of that. Armando and Mary held my hand through the whole process. Mary calls and texts to check on me. This whole experience exceeded my expectations! Don’t walk, run to Modern Plastic Surgery!”
– Teresa W.
“Beautiful facility, very clean and sterilized exactly what you’re looking for in a surgery center. On top of amazing staff that were very attentive. Every detail was communicated and I ultimately received the best results!!!”
– Dezaray M.
Mommy makeovers have risen in popularity because they deliver incredible, custom results in a single surgery.
The mommy makeover procedure combines multiple procedures in a single surgery—which is more time- and cost-efficient.
We take a custom approach to every procedure at Modern Plastic Surgery, but mommy makeovers are specially designed for custom results. Your doctor will take a look, listen to your concerns and goals, and craft a customized surgical plan to restore you to the body of your dreams!
After having children, it can feel like you lose a part of your former self—and your confidence. But self-care and self-esteem are even more important than ever! A mommy makeover can help you feel more comfortable and confident in your post-baby body.
With proper care and maintenance, the results of a mommy makeover can be long-lasting, so it’s an investment that pays for years to come.
Abdominal muscle separation (diastasis recti) is a common result of pregnancy, and it makes it hard to restore your pre-pregnancy core strength, function, and appearance. The tummy tuck element of your mommy makeover can fix this issue.
Stretch marks are another common pregnancy gripe. Mommy makeovers (through procedures like breast lifts/augmentation and tummy tucks) can make them far less noticeable.
Are you ready for a mommy makeover? Here are some of the criteria that might make you a good candidate:
With a mommy makeover, the results can be dramatic, so you’re making a long-term investment in yourself! The cost of your Miami mommy makeover will depend on your desired results and the approach/types of procedures the doctor recommends to get there. Fortunately, financing options are available that are about the cost of a cup of coffee each day! Ask us about our specials and financing options.
Our Miami dream team boasts a collective 50 years of experience and was hand-picked by our expert medical board. Beyond skills and experience, our team truly cares—from doctors and nurses to administrative staff.
You’ll feel like a VIP from the second you show up! We offer round-the-clock medical staff; special packages with transportation service; private rooms, valet parking, and secluded entrances for those in need of discretion.
When we built our facility, located in the heart of Doral, we spared no expense! Our offices are equipped with top-of-the-line technologies and equipment; seven injectable treatment rooms; four ORs that overlook the city skyline; four massage areas; and two luxurious lobbies.
Moms, of all people, deserve the world! Give yourself the gift of confidence—contact us today to schedule a free mommy makeover consultation.