Mommy Makeover

Custom options to reverse the effects of pregnancy and childbirth in Nashville & Memphis

Reverse the Effects of Pregnancy and Childbirth

Motherhood is a blessing, but its effects on our bodies are not. A mommy makeover is a combination of minimally-invasive and surgical procedures to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure – or perhaps even improve on what you had before childbirth! It has two goals: flatten the stomach, which can be achieved with a tummy tuck or less invasive fat removal and skin tightening, and improve the size or shape of the breasts, which can be done with a breast lift, breast implants, or fat transfer to the breasts. 

NuBody Concepts mommy makeovers are performed in Nashville and Memphis by a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. If you are looking for a mommy makeover but aren’t sure what exactly you need, we encourage you to meet with our plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Simply select a date from our Nashville or Memphis calendar to self-schedule your consultation!

Each patient is unique. Our plastic surgeon will meet with you in a consultation to develop a personalized treatment plan.

Schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon to find a procedure that achieves your goals.

Frequently Asked Questions

A mommy makeover often includes a tummy tuck, but it is more than a tummy tuck alone. We only speak of a mommy makeover if both abdomen and breasts receive a cosmetic procedure. Also, you could have a mommy makeover where the abdomen does not receive a tummy tuck but rather liposuction or skin tightening (or both).

Typically, we combine a tummy tuck with breast implants for our mommy makeovers. However, there are several options depending on your comfort level with the invasiveness of the procedure. Less invasive procedures include fat transfer to breast, liposuction, and radio frequency assisted skin tightening. Another area often affected by pregnancy and childbirth is the vaginal wall. You might opt to include a feminine rejuvenation treatment to strengthen vaginal laxity and even reverse minor incontinence.

Most mommy makeovers involve plastic surgery, such as the placement of implants or the tightening of your abdominal muscles with a tummy tuck. However, the less invasive methods mentioned above could be combined to achieve some of the same goals.

Our cosmetic surgery team always strives to keep your recovery time to a minimum so that you can resume your daily activities as soon as possible. After liposuction or fat transfer, patients typically recover within just 1-2 days. For a Mommy Makeover involving surgery, most of our patients are back to work or their normal routines after 3-5 days. If your Mommy Makeover involves tightening of the muscles as well as the skin, your recovery time may be longer than that. We do recommend that you abstain from heavy lifting and exercise for a minimum of two weeks after your surgery. To learn more, also see Mommy Makeover.

Yes. It is possible to have both a tummy tuck and a breast augmentation and go through pregnancy afterward. While some women prefer to wait with tummy tuck surgery until they are done with childbirth to make sure the results don’t change again, there is no reason you can’t have a tummy tuck at any time. If you have questions or concerns about childbirth and plastic surgery, it is best to schedule a consultation with our plastic surgeon.

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Additional Information about Mommy Makeover

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include

The primary areas of change during motherhood are the breasts and the abdomen. During this period, your body can become stretched and enlarged, especially during breastfeeding. You may notice that your breasts increase as much as a full cup size or more. However, as your body begins returning to a “normal” state, it can mean loss of breast volume and noticeable sagging. Likewise, throughout your pregnancy, your abdominal muscles, skin, and other tissues stretch to accommodate your growing child. However, postpartum, these layers may never return to a taut, pre-baby shape on their own.

A mommy makeover seeks to remedy these concerns through surgical or non-surgical means. Any of the following cosmetic procedures may be included in a mommy makeover:

  • Breast Augmentation: for women seeking to enhance their breast size or shape, or correct asymmetry from loss of volume due to pregnancy. This may include breast implants or a less invasive procedure, fat-transfer to breast.
  • Breast Lift: to treat significant sagging. At times, implants alone cannot sufficiently deliver the results you desire. A breast lift can reduce sagging and give your breasts a more uplifted, youthful perkiness.
  • Breast Reduction: at times, women gain breast volume during early motherhood and can be left with heavy, uncomfortable breasts that may not diminish post-nursing. Reduction surgery can help alleviate discomfort and restore a more proportionate figure.
  • Tummy Tuck: also known as an abdominoplasty, a tummy tuck reduces loose, excess skin, eliminates fat in the abdomen, restores tighter abdominal muscles, and provides a slimmer, flatter contour to the belly.
  • Liposuction: is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed today. Lipo helps remove stubborn fat and provides a more toned, fit looking figure.
  • Skin Tightening: Skin tightening is a technology using Radio Frequency Assisted Lipolysis (RFAL) to apply controlled heat to the tissues under the skin.
  • Feminine Rejuvenation: Another area often affected by pregnancy and childbirth is the vaginal wall. You might opt to include a feminine rejuvenation treatment to strengthen vaginal laxity and even reverse minor incontinence.

When is the Best Time for a Mommy Makeover?

The right time for a mommy makeover is largely a personal decision. Often, your cosmetic surgeon can help you determine which procedures are right for you and the appropriate timeline for when you can begin. There are several factors you should be aware of before considering a mommy makeover and choosing which procedures you will have:

  • You will need to be fully recovered postpartum before undergoing surgery
  • Any breast augmentation surgeries should wait until several months after you have finished breastfeeding. This allows time for your breasts to return to a stable size and shape.
  • Many non-surgical treatments, i.e. injectables, may not be recommended during the breastfeeding period.
  • Typically, it is best to wait for breast surgeries, tummy tucks, lifts, or any other surgical, cosmetic procedure until you are finished having children. If you are planning on having children in the future, there are many non-surgical, cost-effective body contouring and skin treatments available in the interim.
  • A surgical mommy makeover will prevent you from being able to lift anything over 5 – 10 pounds. Prior to your surgery, you may need to arrange help with childcare – especially if you have younger children.