“Mommy Makeover” surgery: post-baby plastic surgery transformations for new mothers

SK Clinic | John G. Apostolides

Celebrate motherhood and regain your pre-baby body with a "Mommy Makeover."

By John G. Apostolides, MD

Motherhood is an incredible journey, and one that brings many unique and marvelous changes into a woman’s life. However, it also comes with a few sacrifices; and for many new mothers, the toll that pregnancy takes on their bodies – from exhaustion and weight gain to stretch marks and sagging breasts – can become a source of discouragement and depression.  So-called “Mommy Makeover” surgery is an increasingly popular procedure in the world of cosmetic plastic surgery, designed specifically for new mothers looking to regain their pre-baby bodies. By blending several different plastic surgery techniques and customizing the procedures to suit each individual patient, skilled plastic surgeons can step in where diet and exercise alone fail to effect change – and revive stretched, sagging skin to its original, natural beauty.

During and after pregnancy, fluctuating hormone levels, lactation and breast-feeding can contribute to significant changes in a mother’s weight and the shape, size and quality of her breasts. In addition, the physical stretch applied to the abdominal area during pregnancy can cause abdominal skin and muscles to become lax. Combined with pregnancy weight gain, these less desirable trademarks of motherhood can be a burden on women striving to restore their pre-baby looks – and a “Mommy Makeover” plastic surgery procedure can help ease some of that burden with targeted aesthetic enhancements for safe and natural-looking results.

Surgical correction for new mothers at San Diego’s renowned SK Clinic

A “Mommy Makeover” consists of surgical restoration of the breasts and abdomen through customized procedures ranging from breast implants and/or a breast lift to tummy tuck surgery (abdominoplasty). While breast surgery can help restore symmetry, sensuality and a youthful shape to sagging breasts, tummy tuck procedures can be used to eliminate excess skin, reposition the abdominal muscles and recapture a taut, shapely appearance. By concealing scars within the underwear line or underneath an existing C-section scar, surgeons can achieve subtle yet stunning results – and help mothers feel revitalized while keeping them safe and healthy for years to come.

At San Diego’s renowned SK Clinic, our board-certified plastic surgeons perform “Mommy Makeover” procedures with the utmost attention to patient care, custom consultations, medical excellence and natural results. We also offer additional liposculpture treatments if desired to further tighten the waist and enhance patients’ natural curves. To learn more about a “Mommy Makeover” treatment at our La Jolla plastic surgery clinic, or for additional information about any of our other services and featured procedures, visit us online today:  www.skclinic.com.

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1 Comment for ““Mommy Makeover” surgery: post-baby plastic surgery transformations for new mothers”

  1. We have also seen an increase in the number of women coming into our practice for mommy makeovers. These procedures offer wonderful results and can help moms feel good about their post-baby bodies. However, we do think it is important that potential patients be well informed of the recovery time associated with their mommy makeover procedures, especially if they have small children. Women that undergo tummy tuck surgery in particular will experience discomfort and may develop complications if they bend down and pick up their children. This can be difficult for mothers and their children; we recommend that mommy makeover patients get child care help for a week or two after surgery so the patient can rest and avoid any strenuous activity. Being prepared for the recovery process will make it easier on the patient and their family.

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