Are You A Good Candidate For Mommy Makeover?

March 12, 2024

Good Candidate For Mommy Makeover

With motherhood, children take center stage, and personal needs and self-care is often sacrificed. While most moms attempt to resurrect their pre-pregnancy bodies, achieving this can be challenging, even with strict diet and exercise.

Over the last few years, plastic surgeons have performed more than 500K mommy makeover procedures for women who make the choice to reverse the damage pregnancy can do and improve confidence and self-esteem. In fact, it’s one of the fastest growing cosmetic surgery categories in the U.S.

What is a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a collection of procedures that plastic surgeons use to help women regain their pre-pregnancy look. The specific cocktail of procedures chosen depends on what anatomy has changed and what needs to be restored or even improved.  A makeover generally address any or all of the following areas:

  • Breasts
  • Buttocks
  • Waist
  • Genitalia
  • Abdomen

What Procedures Are Included In A Mommy Makeover?

Your makeover will be unique to your specific desires, so you may not pursue all the procedures listed below. However, the most popular procedures included in this surgery include:

If there’s any other procedures you may have on mind, you can discuss your aesthetic goals with your plastic surgeon so that he or she can go over all the available options you have.

Why Are These Makeovers So Popular?

For most women, pregnancy is an amazing and life chancing experience. As you go through pregnancy, many things change with your body. While some of these changes can be reversed with diet and exercise, but other changes can be stubborn and even impossible to correct.  That is where surgery comes in.

Specific problems encountered include drooping breasts, uneven breasts, stubborn belly fat, excess skin, and muscle separation.  Many of these issues can be it difficult to fix.  If you are struggling with any of the above, cosmetic surgery can be an effective solution.

One of the biggest reasons why mommy makeovers have become popular is due to mothers seeing the results of their friends, coworkers and family members. Something that has also played a role in that growth is the fact that plastic surgery has become more accessible in the last few years.

When multiple procedures can be safely completed in just one single surgical session, it’s a great solution for busy moms. With improved surgical and anesthesia techniques and pain control regimens, less downtime and an overall shorter recovery is possible.  All of these have contributed to the surging popularity of mommy makeovers.

Who’s A Good Candidate For A Mommy Makeover Procedure?

While we can give you general things to look at, the best way to find out if you’re a good candidate is to have an in-person consultation with a qualified, board-certified plastic surgeon.

When you have a mommy makeover scheduled, your plastic surgeon will be able to review your medical history and personal goals to go over all the different options you have.

As a rule of thumb, the best candidates for surgery meet the following criteria:

  • No plans to have more children
  • Ideal or stable body weight
  • Good health
  • Realistic expectations
  • Non-smoker

How Do I Find The Right Plastic Surgeon?

There’s a number of different things that you can do on your own to find the best plastic surgeon for your mommy makeover.

Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon: You definitely want to make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified. You can check on your own with the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Andrew Gear is board-certified, if you go there and search for his name, you’ll find it. These organizations recognize doctors with rigorous and extensive training, excellent ethics, safety, results and skills. If you want to learn more about why board-certification is important, check out this article.

Before And After Photos: We have a large collection of mommy makeover before and after images. This is important as the “end result” means everything to you. This will give you an opportunity to check out the plastic surgeon’s aesthetic style.

Reviews: If your plastic surgeon is legit, they’re going to have reviews online. We always recommend checking out Google reviews, RealSelf reviews, TrustPilot reviews, and Facebook reviews. Authentic reviews and testimonials can reveal a lot about a surgeon and the experiences patients have had.

Choose Someone You’re Comfortable With: This one is important too, trusting your body to someone you don’t know is a big decision. Scheduling a mommy makeover consultation will give you an opportunity to meet with the plastic surgeon to see if he or she would be a good fit for you.

A Mommy Makeover Helps You Regain Your Confidence

No matter how much you love your children and how much you may have loved being pregnant, it’s normal to want your pre-pregnancy body back.

If diet and exercise are not helping you, a mommy makeover might be what you need to regain your confidence and start feeling like your yourself again.

You can check out our mommy makeover FAQs right here.