About the Mommy Makeover
A Mommy Makeover is the name we give when performing surgery to restore damages done to the breasts and abdomen after childbirth. This can be any combination of surgery on the breasts and body at the same time. The most common combination of procedures is a tummy tuck and breast augmentation with lift.
Our mommy makeover procedure is a unique approach to a total body makeover that specifically addresses the most common concerns for mothers of all ages. Without question, having children is one of the most rewarding experiences a woman will have. However, the rewards of pregnancy and childbirth can have some rather unflattering and unwanted physical effects on the mother. As a result of pregnancy or breastfeeding, a woman may be left with breasts that have little or no fullness. Mommy makeovers can fix sagging breasts that have lost volume and shape, tummy lines that have retained excess fat deposits, visible stretch marks, gapped and stretched abdominal muscles, and unwanted fat deposits around the hips and thighs. The goal of our board-certified plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery is to restore the body to a pre-pregnancy look. Call our Reston, VA office to schedule a private consultation today.
During a private consultation, our plastic surgeons will listen to all the concerns each patient has about her body to see if she is a good candidate for these procedures. Many women seeking these treatments and surgeries have:
- Breasts that have changed in shape and/or volume after pregnancy
- A tummy with bulges of fat that didn’t go away with post-pregnancy weight loss
- Other areas of the body with stretched skin and volume loss
The best candidates for the mommy makeover are women who are also finished having children, as further childbearing will alter the results. Having a mommy makeover comes with the commitment to maintain a stable post-op weight as significant weight gain can diminish results.
Mommy Makeover Reviews
"Dr. Weston performed my Mommy Makeover and I couldn't be more thrilled with the results! Three C-sections and a 70 pound weight loss left me feeling deflated, in more ways than one...I cannot get over how completely flat my stomach is and how great my breast lift looks--I feel like I'm 20 again! I have friends who've had the same procedure with nowhere near such a fabulous result...The office staff is very professional and personable, as well. All together, a great experience and can't say enough about the results!Mary M"- M.M. / Yelp / May 03, 2016
"I consulted with three doctors about having a mommy makeover. After three babies, and a botched breast augmentation in 2011, my body NEEDED to be put back together. Dr. Sigal by far made me feel the most comfortable, and the most confident that I could have a beautiful body again. From the moment I first talked to him, I just got the sense that he knew what he was doing and he would work as hard as was necessary to get me looking and feeling great again. Their pricing was so ...much more reasonable than the other two doctors' I consulted with, which was just icing on the cake, considering Dr. Sigal seemed to be far more competent than those other doctors as well. On surgery day, I was quite nervous, but everyone at Austin Weston, from Dr. Sigal to their wonderful nurse anesthetist, made me feel so calm and so confident that I was in the best of hands. My surgery lasted seven hours, which was longer than expected, due to the fact that Dr. Sigal had to really work to fix the problems caused by my original breast augmentation. He didn't rush one bit, he wanted to make it right. After surgery I was very groggy for the first few hours, but once I came out of that and began their pain control protocol, I swear to you that my pain level never exceeded a 3, and that was after a tummy tuck with muscle repair! Dr. Sigal, again, was great at my first post op appointment, and his nurse did an awesome job explaining to my husband and me what we needed to do during my recovery. I'm at day three post op now, and I'm feeling absolutely wonderful. I got to look at the work Dr. Sigal did on my body, and I'll tell you right now, I'm NOT a cryer, but I definitely felt tears welling up when I saw how great I looked already. How many people go shopping at Walmart for two hours the day after major surgery, including abdominal surgery? Not many, I'm sure, but my pain level has been so low that it's been easy for me to get around and do things. My husband has even had to tell me to take it easy because I've been able to do so much. I could not recommend Dr. Sigal more to anyone who wants an amazing surgeon and a great recovery. He is so caring, so confident, so competent, and funny as hell. I'm so glad I found him!"- K.D. / Facebook / Jun 26, 2016
"I recently had a mommy makeover with Dr. Sigal at AW and I could not only be happier with the results but the LACK of pain! I couldn't believe it...They have this new nonnarcotic regimen they give to patients and I didn't even need a single Tylenol. I couldn't have asked for a better experience. I would have done it much sooner had I known it would have been this painless. Dr. Sigal has a great bedside manner and is very cool, calm and collective. Being a health care provider myself, I really appreciated his kind and gentle, yet to the point demeanor. Thank you all the awesome staff at AW!"- H.K. / Google / Dec 15, 2016
"I chose the A-W Center after consulting with 2 othersI went to the Austin-Weston Center to get one final consult before deciding who should perform my elective breast reduction and liposuction “mommy makeover.” Dr. Weston felt like an old friend. Not only is Dr. Weston a gifted surgeon with 20+ years of exp, he’s a great people person with excellent comm skills, and an appreciation for what cosmetic surgery means for patients when done well. I've received compliments from people who can’t put their finger on what I had “done.” 3 mod post-op, I’ve lost 2 sizes/22 pounds. It was a real turnaround for me. At the Austin-Weston center, the “why” is part of what the surgeons want to know. For me surgery made my outsides match my insides – I’m an accomplished woman for whom weight and stress had taken a toll. My surgery was the best possible experience. I’m a 100% satisfied patient who recommends Dr. Weston without reservation. Count me among the Austin-Weston Center’s happiest clients."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Dec 26, 2011
"Mommy Makeover - Reston, VA - Extremely nice and warm! Office staff made me feel welcome and very comfortable with expressing any concerns I have. I feel I came to the right place and that I am in professional and caring hands."- M. / RateMDs / Oct 13, 2013
What to Expect
Pregnancy changes many areas of the body, and a mommy makeover requires careful planning to address the unique issues of each patient. Sometimes these procedures are performed in one setting, and other patients choose to have them implemented in stages. Our plastic surgeons have years of experience performing these surgeries; however, sometimes the health of the patient requires more than one surgery date. The end result is still the same, just expect that some women will have more surgeries than other women and will endure a longer recovery time.
Some of the mommy makeover procedures may include a combination of:
- Breast Augmentation
- Breast Lift (with or without implants)
- Breast Reduction
- Tummy Tuck
- Thigh Lift
- Butt Lift
- Arm Lift
- Skin rejuvenation (laser treatments, BOTOX®, fillers)
Patients can have procedures performed on an outpatient basis, but your surgeon may request you to stay overnight in our facility. This will be discussed during your consultation.
New moms love the fact that once the extra skin has been removed and tightened, their stretch marks are often drastically reduced. This is achieved by removing the stretch marks along with the excess skin from the lower abdomen at the time of tummy tuck. This is achieved by using a scar from hip to hip that sits low so it is covered by most bathing suits and underwear.
As with all plastic surgeries, our highly-skilled plastic surgeons will do their best to minimize scarring with careful incision techniques and placement. While the recovery time does take several months, patients are able to return to a normal routine in about 4 – 6 weeks and should wait for clearance from our office before starting to exercise again. Most patients take off work for 1-2 weeks for this procedure. The mommy makeover transformation could take up to a year to fully result, but the outcome is life changing for many women.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $9,900 - $20,500
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
Beauty after Baby!
With the changes that sometimes come after pregnancy, some women feel less than beautiful. A mommy makeover can produce tremendous results that give women back their youthful figure and body confidence. Call our friendly front office staff to schedule a private consultation.