What Procedures Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

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As a new or seasoned mom, you might be wondering if a mommy makeover is right for you and what procedures are included in a mommy makeover. In a nutshell, a mommy makeover is a series of procedures combined to improve your post-pregnancy body and help you enjoy mom life to the fullest.

There are usually three main procedures included in a mommy makeover, but you can choose to add on additional procedures such as a facelift, eyelid surgery, or non-surgical treatments.

Tummy Tuck

After pregnancy, you may experience saggy abdominal skin and weakened abdominal muscles that create a pooch in the lower belly area. Good nutrition and exercise can eliminate some of the fat gained during pregnancy, but a tummy tuck is needed to improve sagging skin and separated abdominal muscles. During a tummy tuck, the plastic surgeon will remove excess skin to create a tightening effect and improve slackened abdominal muscles. The result is a more contoured midsection and a smooth, toned overall silhouette.

Breast Lift & Augmentation

Pregnancy hormones and breastfeeding can take a toll on your breasts. You may notice increased stretching of the skin, which leads to sagging and loss of breast volume. A breast lift and/or breast augmentation are common components of a mommy makeover, depending on what issues you are experiencing.

If you feel like your breasts have gotten smaller or asymmetrical due to breastfeeding, a breast augmentation can increase breast size and even things out. If you are disconcerted by drooping or sagging breasts, a breast lift can give you a more perky, youthful look.


Stubborn fat deposits are often unfortunate side effects of pregnancy that moms must deal with, mostly in the abdominal and thigh area. This stubborn fat is hard to dislodge even with intense exercise and a healthy diet. Liposuction not only eliminates this excess fat but can also help in reshaping and recontouring your body. You should be at a healthy weight to benefit from liposuction as it is not considered a weight loss treatment.

Check out this related blog to learn more about how liposuction works.

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, mommy makeovers are widely popular, but don’t expect the same results as your mom friend. You should design your own journey and discuss the areas you want to improve with your plastic surgeon. If you are ready for your mommy makeover, take a look at our before and after gallery for inspiration. To learn more about how you can transform your body with a mommy makeover, please request a consultation or call us at  (219) 322-3131 to schedule an appointment.

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