Be the “It Mom” With a Mommy Makeover

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Moms want it all: happy, healthy kids, emotional well-being, and their pre-baby bodies. In short, moms want to be the “it mom.” This desire to attain the confidence and appeal of their pre-kids bodies can grow even stronger as children age and become independent. You’ve done your job, and you’ve done it well. So why shouldn’t you have it all?

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One way that women have achieved their “it mom” goals is with a Mommy Makeover. This entirely customizable, multi-surgical procedure targets the areas most affected by the aging process and effects of childbirth. 

But does it really mean a total body transformation? 

Below, we will discuss what goes into a Mommy Makeover and what realistic results you can expect.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic procedure in which your plastic surgeon can perform two or more procedures at one time. While this procedure is often chosen by women with one or more children, it is not limited to mothers. It is called a “Mommy” makeover because it usually incorporates surgeries that augment or alter the areas of the body most likely to be affected by pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding. This includes the breasts, abdomen, hips, and thighs. 

Aside from being entirely customizable to your preferences and the specific areas of concern, the benefits of a Mommy Makeover include less facility fees and a shorter recovery time, as most procedures can be performed in one surgical session. 

Mommy Makeover Procedures

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

Laxity around the breasts is a natural part of the aging process. Weight fluctuation after pregnancy and breastfeeding can also expedite the process, causing the breasts to become flat, sagging, or even misshapen. 

While childbirth and breastfeeding are a wonderful part of motherhood, it can wreak havoc on your once-perky breasts, so many women turn to breast augmentation with a breast lift

Breast augmentation and a breast lift provide very different results, so many women combine the two for their Mommy Makeover. 

During your breast augmentation with a lift, your surgeon will remove excess skin causing drooping or sagging breasts and add desired volume and shape to the breasts with implants.

Tummy Tuck

Loose skin, stubborn pockets of fat, or separated abdominal muscles are all common complaints for women with children. It can be very frustrating, especially when you are otherwise fit. The abdomen is most affected by pregnancy and childbirth, and sometimes, even the muscles cannot return to their pre-pregnancy form, making your stomach area protrude or  droop, even with exercise. 

A tummy tuck removes excess skin that has become lax and can be customized based on the extent of your needs: Dr. Gonzales offers mini, full, and extended tummy tucks. 

The goal of a tummy tuck is to remove excess skin; while often combined with liposuction, a tummy tuck is not designed as a weight-loss solution. Additionally, it is not specifically targeted for stretch mark removal, although if the area of skin being removed contains stretch marks, it can remove some. 


Liposuction is a great option to add to your Mommy Makeover since it is an incredibly versatile procedure targeting multiple areas of concern. Many women choose liposuction to remove stubborn areas of fat around the abdomen, love handles, thighs, hips, and arms. 

There is a limit to how much fat can be safely removed, so it is best as a “spot removal” procedure — not a weight-loss solution. 

How to Achieve Realistic Results With Your Mommy Makeover

A Mommy Makeover is not magic — no cosmetic surgery is. It’s very important to have realistic expectations about your results and choose procedures to help you where needed.  

Both the tummy tuck and liposuction can help you sculpt and shape your abdomen and target areas of fat, but you should be close to your ideal weight for the best results. Additionally, diet and exercise are important to maintain after your procedures to make the most of your results. 

Lastly, it may be best to wait for your Mommy Makeover until you are entirely sure you won’t have any more children, as the effects of the procedures can become compromised, in which case you may need to return for additional procedures.  

Want to Learn More About Mommy Makeovers in Orlando, FL?

Dr. F. Jorge Gonzales specializes in breast and body contouring procedures like breast augmentation, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, and Mommy Makeovers. If you’d like to learn more about the best procedures for your Mommy Makeover, call us today at (407) 447-1628 or fill out our contact form.