what is a 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. The total cost may vary depending on what combination of procedures are performed.
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.
am i a candidate for a mommy makeover?
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
"Professional and courteous all around! If you are looking for any type of work to be done this is the place to go. Dr. Weston is a miracle worker!"- J.R. / Yelp / Aug 16, 2016
"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 02, 2016
"If you are looking for an amazing plastic surgeon, go see Dr. Weston. If you aren't close, fly in. It's worth it! I won't go into details on here, so please message me if you are considering going here and have questions, I'll be more than happy to share my incredible experience with you! Dr. Weston is an incredible surgeon, but more than that, he's an incredible person. He made me feel at ease about everything going on and was the only person who was able to make me laugh the morning of surgery! He took the time to really engage with me on every appointment we had, including my first post-op appointment. He keeps you informed but doesn't let you make any decisions he as a surgeon isn't comfortable with and will give you reality checks based on your own body. I was in some mild pain after surgery (who wouldn't be??) and he was very quick to ensure I got on a medicinal cocktail that took my pain away. I loved Dr Weston and his entire team. Don't judge this place off your initial run-in with the receptionist. She could have definitely been more warm and concerning, but I will not judge the doctor or the staff based on her. The entire center took care of me while keeping my "support person" well informed. Dr Weston called my support person the night after my surgery himself and was very specific that they would do whatever they had to to keep me out of pain. I wasn't in much, but it made me feel so happy and safe to know that my surgeon cared enough about me to 1) make the phone call himself at 7 pm and 2) wanted to keep me as comfortable as possible during the healing process. For you folks out there that "don't like to be on medicine", they don't force it on you, but I am a firm believer that if modern medicine gives me an option to be pain free, I will take it.Again, message me if you'd like specific details and are considering going here. You'd make a mistake going to anyone else!"- E.D. / Yelp / Feb 24, 2015
"I love Austin-Weston!!!While I love my two babies more than anything, I absolutely hated my body afterwards. But Dr. Weston worked his magic and didn't merely give me "my body back," but truly gave me the body of my dreams : ) But even more, Dr. Weston gave me back my self-esteem, and for that I can't say thank you enough. So if you're even just considering cosmetic surgery, look no further than Austin Weston in Reston!!!"- S.H. / Yelp / Feb 04, 2016
"The service by everyone there is excellent. Dr Sigal is by far one of the most intelligent people I've ever met. I've had the best experiences there every time I go. It's truly a place I love and have sent many friends/family members. The results are worth the wait and the staff has become a cosmetic procedure family to me."- B.W. / Yelp / Sep 12, 2017
What does a mommy makeover consist of?
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.
What to expect after a mommy makeover
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
- From $13,100
- 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.
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