What Is a Mommy Makeover, and Do I Need to Be a Mom to Get One?


While pregnancy and childbirth is an incredibly rewarding experience for many mothers, they can also come with unwanted frustrations of a ‘post-baby body.’

Many mothers struggle to regain their pre-baby body and find that no matter the combination of diet, exercise, and cosmetics are done, the results simply are not there. This is because certain changes that come with pregnancy, such as stretching of the skin around the stomach and breasts, are sometimes permanent and cannot be solved without the external help of cosmetic procedures.

Therefore many cosmetic surgeries find one of their most popular bookings is the mommy makeover. What is the mommy makeover, you may ask? Keep reading to find out.

What Exactly is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover refers to a collection of separate cosmetic procedures combined into a single surgical period. By undergoing multiple procedures at once, a patient can save time money and reduce the individual recovery times needed by getting each procedure done separately.

The best part of combining these procedures is that it can help treat multiple insecurities and concerns all at once, making a person who undergoes it feel completely new again.

The actual procedures used within a mommy makeover can vary depending on an individual person’s needs but typically include the following:

· Liposuction (in various areas such as arms, legs, stomach, etc.)

· Breast Augmentation

· Breast Lift · Tummy Tuck procedures

Other additional procedures that can be performed during a mommy makeover are:

· Treatments for cellulite

· stretch mark treatment

· Labiaplasty

· Laser hair removal

Who is an Ideal Candidate For a Mommy Makeover?

Though the name may imply otherwise, you don’t need to be a mother to get a mommy makeover. On the contrary, many people undergo this collection of procedures to treat common issues such as cellulite, unwanted fat, sagging breasts, and loose skin around the arms or stomach.

Even men undergo this type of procedure, dubbing it the “daddy do-over,” to help treat common concerns among men that can help them feel younger and more masculine, such as hair transplants, male breast reduction, liposuction, and more.

To be an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover, there are a few conditions that should be met, however. Firstly, it’s wise to save the procedure until you are done having children, as pregnancy and childbirth can undo some of the effects of the makeover, such as stretching skin back out, and result in another procedure needing to be done.

Secondly, a patient must be in good physical health and be close to their goal weight with no planned future fluctuations (for the same reasons as waiting until after having children). If you have any questions or concerns, always ask your cosmetic surgeon during your consultation.

Recovery Time

Recovering from a moment makeover will vary depending on several factors such as procedures done, as well as the intensity each is needed to be performed. In general, a patient will need at least 2-3 weeks

of solid recovery time from the procedure, though less extensive makeovers may only require 1-2 weeks. For the final results of the procedure to completely settle in, anywhere between 6-12 months is required.

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