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Raleigh Mommy Makeover Procedures

If you’ve had a baby, you know how much pregnancy and breastfeeding can change your body. While it’s possible to lose the “baby weight” through diet and exercise, lifestyle changes can’t tighten loose skin or lift the breasts. The mommy makeover is a popular cosmetic procedure that improves the appearance of areas most affected by childbearing such as loose skin, stretch marks, sagging breasts, and more. With a mommy makeover, Dr. Ortiz and Dr. Jones can help you get your pre-baby body back.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a cosmetic surgery combining multiple surgical procedures as a way to rejuvenate the areas most impacted by pregnancy: the breasts and abdomen. The surgery is made up of a breast procedure combined with an abdominal procedure but can be customized by adding additional cosmetic procedures for a more comprehensive, full body makeover.

What Cosmetic Surgeries Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

During pregnancy, the muscles of the abdomen, as well as your skin and tissues stretch to accommodate the growing baby. While diet and exercise can help you lose extra weight after childbirth, these layers of skin and tissue may not bounce back. This is why an increasing number of women are choosing to have a mommy makeover when they are done having children.

The term “mommy makeover” actually refers to a combination of procedures performed as a single stage procedure. Mommy makeovers may involve breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction, tummy tuck, BBL surgery, and/or labiaplasty.

The procedures included in your mommy makeover are extremely customizable and depend on your body and your goals. During your consultation with Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones, it’s important to discuss all the areas you’d like to improve so they can create a surgical plan for you.

“North Raleigh Plastic Surgery is AMAZING. My results have changed my life. The process from start to finish was very easy and simple. Dr. Ortiz is friendly, knowledgable, and truly cares for his patients. The head nurse at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery, Lauren, is absolutely incredible. She was friendly and inviting from the first time I met her. She went above and beyond to make me comfortable, answer my questions, calm my nerves, and make me feel like her number 1 priority. I cannot recommend North Raleigh Plastic Surgery enough! I will definitely be going there for more work.”

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Ideal Candidates for a Mommy Makeover Procedure

Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover are in good health, at a healthy weight, and are not planning on becoming pregnant again. You will be able to have children after a mommy makeover but it may reverse the effects of the surgery. If you have any questions or concerns about whether a mommy makeover is right for you, our plastic surgeons will be happy to answer them at your consultation.

Assessment and Consultation for a Mommy Makeover

During your consultation with a Raleigh plastic surgeon, he or she will discuss your goals, the nature of the mommy makeover, cost, and what you can expect in regards to recovery, complications, and scars. Additionally, you will be shown results from previous patients so you can visualize your results following these body contouring procedures.

Surgical Techniques Are Used for a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgical procedures designed to address the physical changes that many women experience after pregnancy and childbirth. The specific techniques used for a mommy makeover can vary depending on an individual’s unique needs and goals, but the most common procedures included in a mommy makeover typically involve the breast and abdominal areas.

Here are the surgical techniques commonly used for a mommy makeover:

Breast Augmentation (with or without Breast Lift)

Breast Augmentation (with or without Breast Lift): Breast augmentationinvolves the placement of breast implants to enhance breast size and shape. It is commonly performed to restore lost breast volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding. In some cases, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be combined with breast augmentation to lift and reshape sagging breasts.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction: Some women experience overly large breasts (macromastia) after childbirth. Breast reductionsurgery is an option to reduce breast size, alleviate discomfort, and create a more proportionate and comfortable breast shape.

Abdominoplasty (Tummy Tuck)

A tummy tuckis a key component of many mommy makeovers. It involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdomen and the tightening of abdominal muscles that may have become separated or weakened during pregnancy. This procedure results in a firmer, flatter abdominal contour.


Liposuctionis often used in combination with a tummy tuck to further refine the abdominal area or to address localized fat deposits in other areas of the body, such as the thighs, hips, or flanks.

Brazilian Butt Lift (BBL)

A Brazilian Butt Lift involves liposuction to harvest fat from donor areas and then transferring this fat to the buttocks to enhance their size and shape. It can be added to a mommy makeover to achieve a more balanced and youthful body contour.


Labiaplastyis a surgical procedure that may be included in a mommy makeover to reduce the size or reshape the labia minora, addressing concerns related to childbirth-related changes or discomfort.

Recovery Process Following a Mommy Makeover Procedure

Because of the customization level, recovery time for mommy makeovers varies. After your mommy makeover, you will need someone with you for the full 24 hours following the procedure. You will be recovering from anesthesia during this time and it is important that someone drive you home and stay with you.

Plan to take at least two weeks off of work and avoid strenuous activity and exercise for six weeks. You will be on narcotic pain medication and unable to drive for at least one week following surgery. Plan to sleep on your back or side, with your upper body and feet elevated. (Many patients choose to sleep in a recliner during recovery).

Expected Results for Mommy Makeover Surgery

After your mommy makeover, your breasts and abdomen will be more youthful and look more like they did before pregnancy. It is important to know that a mommy makeover tightens and firms the breasts and abdomen, but it is not a weight loss surgery.

Cost of Mommy Makeover Surgery

The cost of a mommy makeover varies but generally, it is the combined price of your chosen procedures with a slight discount. Your plastic surgeon will discuss the cost of your surgery during your consultation.

The cost of your procedure includes all pre-op and post-op appointments, the surgery and surgical materials, as well as any post-op compression garments.

Common Mommy Makeover Questions

On the day of your surgery, you can expect to be at the clinic for 4-7 hours. The procedure itself takes 3-6 hours.

You will have a minimum of 3 appointments with Dr. Ortiz or Dr. Jones after your mommy makeover: one appointment a week after the surgery, one appointment at 2 months post-surgery, and the final appointment at 6 months after surgery.

We require a payment of 25% of the total cost up front to secure your surgery date. The remaining balance must be paid in full no later than two weeks before the surgery takes place. While most cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance, we offer a cash discount and accept Care Credit and all major credit cards.

While the term “mommy makeover” is commonly associated with post-pregnancy body rejuvenation, the procedures involved in a mommy makeover can address a variety of concerns related to body contouring and aging that may affect women, regardless of whether they’ve had children. This means that Mommy Makeovers are not just for moms, they are for any woman seeking full body contouring surgery.

Begin Your Personalized Mommy Makeover Today

Transform your body and regain your confidence with a personalized mommy makeover procedure. Whether you’re a mother looking to restore your pre-pregnancy appearance or an individual seeking body rejuvenation, our doctors at North Raleigh Plastic Surgery are here to help. From your first consultation to your final appointment, our plastic surgeons specializing in mommy makeover procedures aim to make sure you are comfortable every step of the way. Schedule your personalized consultation today by calling us at 919-532-2270 or filling out the contact form below to get started.

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Enhanced Body Proportions

Breast augmentation can create a more balanced and harmonious overall body shape. It can help women achieve an hourglass figure and improve the balance between their upper and lower body.

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