Many women have conflicted relationships with their bodies post-pregnancy. Some new moms look and feel great within months. Others, though, struggle to get back to their former selves. If you’re frustrated because diet and exercise aren’t helping you regain your pre-childbirth self, a “mommy makeover” can help you look and feel great.

Napa Solano Plastic Surgery uses the latest plastic surgery techniques to address issues faced by women who’ve been through pregnancy and breastfeeding. Our expert staff is known for its compassionate patient care and can help you achieve your desired aesthetic results.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover surgery is custom-tailored to fit each patient’s unique needs. It generally begins with a tummy tuck, breast augmentation, or breast lift but can also include other cosmetic surgery procedures like liposuction if needed.

If you’re considering a mommy makeover for yourself, you might find the answers to these five common questions helpful in making your decision.

What are breast augmentations and lifts?

Over time, most breasts drop due to natural aging and gravity. For many women, pregnancy and nursing can accelerate the process, resulting in sagging breasts that also have less volume and firmness. Breast augmentation, sometimes referred to as “boob jobs” by patients, involves using fat transfer or implants to enhance your breasts. A breast lift procedure trims away excess skin, reshaping and lifting the breasts into a more youthful look.

What does a tummy tuck entail?

Also known as abdominoplasty procedures, tummy tucks remove excess fat and skin from your tummy area, restoring weakened muscles and making your abdominal profile smoother and firmer. Tummy tucks do not substitute for weight loss and do not correct stretch marks, though you might see some improvement if the marks are located on the areas of skin your surgeon removes.

Is a mommy makeover procedure painful?

While any surgical procedure can result in some post-op discomfort, mommy makeovers are done with anesthesia that lets you sleep through the surgery and recover quickly.

When’s the best time to get a mommy makeover?

As mentioned earlier, a mommy makeover is not a weight-loss procedure. So, you’ll want to be at a weight you expect to maintain moving forward. If you plan on having additional children, it’s best to postpone the procedure until after your last child is born.

When can I expect to see results?

Patience is essential after your mommy makeover, as you won’t see results the instant you leave the recovery room. Bruising and swelling can take several months to subside entirely, and you’ll often need a few weeks post-surgery to feel fully like yourself again.

Is a Mommy Makeover Right For You?

Are you ready to start your mommy makeover journey? If you think the procedure might be right for you, your next step is to consult with one of the board-certified plastic surgeons at Napa Solano Plastic Surgery. We’ll discuss everything you need to know about your mommy makeover, including budget and procedures. Contact us today to learn more!