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What is a mommy makeover?

Becoming a mother is one of the most wonderful, rewarding experiences a woman can have. However, for many women, motherhood can also bring unwanted changes to the body. The good news is that it’s possible to reverse most of these changes or even improve your pre-pregnancy figure.

A mommy makeover refers to a combination of procedures that are done within one treatment. A mommy makeover can reverse the aesthetic impacts of pregnancy and breastfeeding, such as:

  • Stretched abdominal muscles that create a bulging, protruding tummy
  • Loose or excess skin and tissue that may overhang the lower abdomen
  • Stretch marks
  • Love handles
  • Loss of breast shape and volume

You deserve to look your best and feel confident in your body. If you are interested in revitalizing your figure to restore that fit, firm, pre-pregnancy shape, contact South Coast Plastic Surgery to learn more about a custom mommy makeover.

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What are the Benefits of a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover provides many benefits for women who are ready to revitalize and renew their physique after having children. Benefits vary depending on which procedures are chosen for your custom mommy makeover, but generally include the following:

  • Overall restoration of your feminine physique 
  • Youthful, appealing breasts
  • Flat, firm abdominal contour 
  • Results are long-lasting
  • Less time spent under anesthesia 
  • One recovery period for multiple surgeries performed at once
  • Increased clothing options 
  • More affordable than having separate procedures 
  • Improved self-confidence 
  • Greater happiness and peace with your figure as a mother

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What procedures are included in a mommy makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of procedures. Every woman’s body is affected by pregnancy differently, and our surgeons will work closely with you to develop a unique treatment plan that addresses all of your concerns. Your mommy makeover in Orange County, Irvine & Ladera Beach could include any of the following:

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Tummy Tuck Procedural

Tummy tuck: Restore a flat, firm abdomen 

During pregnancy, the stomach skin expands to accommodate your growing baby. After the delivery, the stomach tissues will gradually retract back towards their original position – but not in every case. 

Factors such as skin elasticity, the size of the baby, and the mother’s health can interfere with this process. In many cases, mothers are left with prominent stretch marks, stretched or split abdominal muscles, and drooping, hanging skin, which can be embarrassing to reveal, whether at the pool, beach, or in intimate moments. 

A tummy tuck, also known as abdominoplasty, restores a flatter, tighter stomach. This procedure also helps tighten the lax abdominal muscles and removes excess skin and stretch marks. Our surgeons will often perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck to enhance the overall results, requiring only small incisions. 

Naomi's Testimonial After Her Tummy Tuck

Naomi's Testimonial After Her Tummy Tuck

Mommy makeover breast rejuvenation

Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause a woman’s breasts to change dramatically in both size and appearance. It is common for a woman’s breasts to increase several sizes during this period. When breastfeeding is over, the breast tissues may gradually return to their original state.

Some rare women can bounce back to a pre-baby figure, but others are concerned to see their breasts have lost both shape and volume, and now appear saggy and deflated.

  • Breast augmentation: To restore the lifted, firm, rounded look of youthful breasts, a breast augmentation or a breast augmentation with a lift may be needed. For some women, placing implants is all that is needed to restore a youthful, pert look to the breasts.
  • Breast lift: If your breasts now appear loose and saggy, our surgeons will determine if a breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is appropriate. Breast lift surgery involves removing excess fat and skin, then lifting and reshaping the breast mound. Breast lift surgery can be combined with either breast augmentation or breast reduction.
  • Breast reduction: A breast reduction surgery is for women who feel their breasts are too large for their bodies. This surgery involves the removal of excess breast tissue, fat, and skin, and reshaping the tissue, so they appear round and sculpted. It may include changing the location and shape of the nipples to achieve a balanced appearance between your newly-revised breasts.


The female body is programmed to store excess fat in the buttocks and thighs. After having children, many women are dismayed to be living with heavy thighs and larger buttocks. Even with the most stringent diet and constant exercise, this excess fat can be difficult to shed. Your custom mommy makeover in Irvine & Ladera Beach may include liposuction to create a more sculpted, youthful figure. 

Who is a good candidate for a mommy makeover? 

If you’re ready to regain your youthful, pre-pregnancy figure, and you would like to tighten, firm and rejuvenate multiple parts of your body during one or two surgical sessions, you are likely a good candidate for a mommy makeover.  

Candidates for a mommy makeover should meet the following requirements:

  • You are finished having children 
  • You are in good general health 
  • You are near or at your ideal body weight
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You have realistic expectations for this procedure

You are concerned or unhappy about tummy laxity, skin changes, stubborn fat pockets, breast deflation or other breast issues.

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Recovery after your mommy makeover 

After your procedures, you will have drains in your abdomen to prevent the buildup of fluids, and you will wear surgical binders or garments to help reduce swelling. A friend or family member can drive you home once the procedure is complete.

There will be swelling and bruising, but it will ease over a couple of months. Be sure you have someone to care for you at home and help with the kids while you recover. You will not be able to lift anything heavy or exert yourself while you’re recovering. In three or four days your drains will be removed. 

If you had breast surgery or liposuction, you will be able to get around and resume most of your usual activities and light exercise after about a week. After a tummy tuck, it will be about two weeks. 

In 3-6 months, you will be able to enjoy the final, completely healed and settled results of your mommy makeover.

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Cost of a mommy makeover 

Depending on your needs and aesthetic goals, your mommy makeover will be customized to you. One of the benefits of a mommy makeover is that it is completely individualized. Because of this, the cost of a mommy makeover can vary widely from patient to patient. The cost will depend on the procedures chosen to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. After we have heard your concerns and aesthetic goals, we will design a comprehensive plan to achieve your specific outcomes. Once this plan is worked out, you will then receive an exact quote for the price of your mommy makeover.

Meet your plastic surgeon, Dr. Kyle Song

If you’re ready to restore your pre-baby body, you want to ensure your surgery is performed by a true talent in the art of body rejuvenation. Dr. Kyle Song is known for his extraordinary surgical skills and his dedication to excellence in every procedure. His advanced fellowship training allows him to perform this custom surgery with the most advanced techniques and create superior results. His approach is personalized, dedicated, and caring, and his goal is to ensure that every mother he treats is exceptionally pleased with the fresh, youthful look he achieves.

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Why choose South Coast Plastic Surgery for a mommy makeover?

Our surgical team is among the finest in the nation and has exceptional training and experience under the world’s most respected plastic surgeons. We are honored to be considered Irvine's premier surgical center for mommy makeovers. We focus on providing a patient experience that is comfortable and warm and a friendly atmosphere rather than a cold clinical environment. Our private, state-of-the-art surgery center is equipped with advanced patient health and safety technology. It has been built to provide a private, discreet experience under the care of board-certified professionals.

Interested in learning more about a custom mommy makeover? To schedule a consultation, please fill out the form on this page or call. South Coast Plastic Surgery serves Irvine, Ladera Ranch, and the greater Orange County area.

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