What's a Mommy Makeover and Why Should You Consider It?

Childbirth is a beautiful, powerful life event, but despite the satisfaction and wonder that comes with being a mother, many new moms are dissatisfied with their bodies. Dr. Tom Pousti at Pousti Plastic Surgery performs mommy makeovers to restore new moms’ confidence by reshaping their post-childbirth bodies.

What’s included in a mommy makeover?

Childbirth largely affects your abdomen and breasts, so the mommy makeover procedure focuses on those areas. Every mom is different, and childbirth affects everyone differently, so your procedure might not look the same as someone else’s. Your mommy makeover could include any of the following procedures.

Breast augmentation

Colloquially called a “boob job,” breast augmentation surgery primarily adds volume and size to your breasts, but it helps with shape, too.

Breast lift

A breast lift differs from a breast augmentation in that the primary goal is to reshape your breasts and get rid of any excess sagging skin.

Breast reduction

You may want a breast reduction if pregnancy and childbirth enlarged your breasts and they haven’t returned to their pre-pregnancy size.

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck removes extra fat and skin from your abdominal area, including your belly and love handles. Tummy tucks can also restore weakened or separated abdominal muscles, which often occur in women who have given birth.

Circumferential abdominoplasty

This procedure goes a step further than a tummy tuck by including your back, buttocks, and upper thighs. When you undergo a circumferential abdominoplasty, Dr. Pousti removes excess fat from these areas and then tightens the skin for an improved tone and appearance.


Liposuction simply refers to a method of removing extra body fat, so liposuction is part of virtually every mommy makeover.

But you don’t have to stop there — your mommy makeover can also include a thigh lift, arm lift, or Brazilian butt lift.

What to know about a mommy makeover

Dr. Pousti performs mommy makeovers as outpatient surgeries, meaning you recover at home rather than in a hospital. Dr. Pousti may recommend you stay in the hospital for one night if you need additional assistance during the first 24 hours.

Depending on exactly what procedures are performed, recovery can take one to four weeks, but planning for a longer recovery is always best...just to be on the safe side. You’ll be bruised and swollen for several days following your makeover. Plan to enlist some help around the house, because you’ll be tired and sore and may need help with basic chores.

Dr. Pousti gives you specific postoperative instructions, but you should expect the following:

A mommy makeover isn’t a substitute for healthy eating and exercise. After you’ve recovered, ensure long-lasting results by sticking to a healthy lifestyle that includes a balanced diet and regular exercise.

Design your perfect mommy makeover

Mommy makeovers are designed to bring your post-baby body back to your pre-pregnancy appearance. As such, you have the power to design your perfect makeover. With Dr. Pousti’s guidance, you can choose which surgeries to undergo and how extensively you want Dr. Pousti to reshape you.

Call Dr. Pousti today to schedule a consultation, or book an appointment online. Then get ready for a life-changing surge in self-esteem — your mommy makeover will restore confidence, pride, and self-love.

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