What Is a Mommy Makeover?
A mommy makeover is a newer term to describe a combination of cosmetic procedures that address common concerns following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Each of these components are considered “tried and true,” since they have a long, successful, and safe track record.
The joys and rewards of childbearing are often accompanied by effects on a woman’s body that are unable to be reversed by diet and exercise alone. Also known as post-pregnancy surgery, the mommy makeover procedure focuses on procedures designed to address the areas that are affected most dramatically with pregnancy and breastfeeding, specifically the abdomen and the breasts.
Many times pregnancy and breastfeeding will negatively affect the size and shape of the breasts, causing them to lose their youthful shape and firmness. Pregnancy may also result in stretch marks, as well as a loss of skin and muscle tone on the abdomen. There may also be persistent pockets of fat on your waist, abdomen, arms, or thighs that do not improve with diet and exercise.
Dr. Joseph DiBello and his staff are there to consult with you, listen to your needs or concerns, provide thorough answers, and always do it with the highest level of care and attention. A consultation with Dr. DiBello will help you determine if you are a candidate for a mommy makeover. At that time, Dr. DiBello will discuss his personalized approach to your surgery as well as important considerations involved in mommy makeover surgery.
What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?
Each mommy makeover procedure is individualized by Dr. DiBello, tailoring the procedure(s) to your needs and goals. The combination of procedures offered to you by Dr. DiBello and that you have elected to undergo will dictate whether these will be done as a single procedure or in stages. In either case, Dr. DiBello’s primary concern is your safety while trying to provide you with the optimum outcome. In that regard, and since almost all mommy makeover procedures include a tummy tuck (and require more than four hours of surgery), general anesthesia at the hospital with an overnight stay will be advised and planned. A typical makeover might include a combination of the following procedures:
- Tummy Tuck (full or mini abdominoplasty)
- Breast Enhancement (breast lift, breast augmentation with lift, or breast reduction)
- Liposuction of the legs, arms or trunk.
To restore a more refreshed and rejuvenated appearance to the face, a mommy makeover for some women may also include non-surgical enhancements, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, dermal fillers, and/or facial plastic surgery procedures.
Please view our mommy makeover 3D animation to get a better idea of what you can expect in a typical procedure.
What Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover Like?
Since each mommy makeover is different, Dr. DiBello will provide you with specific post-operative instructions, based on the exact combination of procedures included in your mommy makeover. However, most patients are able to return to their normal routine approximately two weeks after surgery. Heavy lifting (including carrying children around), intense exercise, and other strenuous activities should be avoided for several more weeks, though, as they can potentially impact results negatively. Dr. DiBello advises mommy makeover patients to take it easy during recovery, and recommends having a family member or close friend available to help with any young children throughout the recovery process.
Most women do not experience significant pain after a mommy makeover, but Dr. DiBello will prescribe medication to help with any mild to moderate discomfort during recovery.
Dr. DiBello is the best! I look awesome after my "mommy makeover." Just sorry I didn't do this for myself sooner.
How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?
Due to the highly customized nature of a mommy makeover, every patient’s final price will differ, based on the combination of procedures selected—however, most of Dr. DiBello’s mommy makeover patients spend around $12,400 for a full abdominoplasty and a breast lift, or $14,600 for a full abdominoplasty and a breast augmentation with lift (includes the price of saline implants). These average prices include Dr. DiBello’s fee, anesthesia fees, prescribed medications, hospital/surgical facility fees, post-operative garments, and more. Please note: most mommy makeover prices listed online do not include the variables mentioned above; they only take the surgeon’s fee into consideration. To help you get a better idea of the actual overall cost, we have chosen to provide you with more realistic pricing.
In your consultation with Dr. DiBello, you can receive a more precise price estimate, based on your customized treatment plan.