Body Procedures

What is a Mommy Makeover?

June 5, 2018

From reality TV to an at-home spa day, the idea of a makeover is always exciting. It’s an opportunity for transformation, whether it’s just a quick mood lift or a complete overhaul. But one common theme in makeovers is time -- people can easily become too busy to take the time they need to achieve the appearance they want. And while this can happen to anyone, mothers in particular often fall prey to neglecting their own wants and needs.

Whether you are a stay-at-home mother or a working mother, a mother of one or many or a new mother or a mother of teenagers, you have certainly made sacrifices for your children. Too often, these sacrifices include your appearance. Perhaps pregnancy took a toll on your tummy, or your children’s extracurricular activities have cut into your exercise time. Maybe breastfeeding left sagging or stretch marks, or you just haven’t been able to shed the last of your baby weight even after a year or two.

If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you are not alone -- these are some of the most common concerns that we hear from mothers who visit the Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center. Since we want mothers everywhere to be able to feel confident and beautiful, we are proud to offer a suite of surgeries affectionately dubbed the “mommy makeover.” The mommy makeover is designed to address common concerns of women whose experience with pregnancy or motherhood has affected their body and body image.

Mommy Makeover Options

Pregnancy and breastfeeding result in significant changes in the body -- not only physical changes in appearance but also hormonal changes that disrupt the way the body responds to diet and exercise. Whether your baby bump left stretched skin on your abdomen, nursing caused your breasts to droop or motherhood has made it more difficult for you to lose your love handles, a mommy makeover might be right for you.

Mommy makeovers can include a range of procedures, including but not limited to:

  • Liposuction: Reduces stubborn pockets of body fat
  • Tummy tuck: Trims away loose, excess skin on the abdomen
  • Breast augmentation: Boosts breast size and enhances breast symmetry
  • Breast lift: Corrects positioning of sagging breasts
  • Labiaplasty: Restores appearance of stretched labia
  • Laser skin resurfacing: Reduces appearance of skin discoloration and may help with stretch marks

When you choose a mommy makeover, your surgeon will perform the procedures you want as a single surgical package rather than individual operations. This saves our mommy makeover clients time and resources -- lower surgical costs and combined recovery time are perfect for the busy mom with a family to care for.

Your Mommy Makeover

Every mother is different with unique concerns and needs. Another important aspect of the mommy makeover is that it is entirely customizable, allowing you to pick and choose the procedures that make sense for you. Some women, for example, need a breast lift but not an augmentation; some may need a tummy tuck to address stretched skin rather than just liposuction. Your particular mommy makeover package will be carefully constructed after a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon. During this important meeting, you’ll discuss everything from how your body has changed to your current lifestyle, ensuring that your surgeon can fully understand what you want and expect from your surgery. Your surgeon will make their best recommendations for how to accomplish your goals in a way that is accessible to you. Then, you can decide together which procedures you are ready to undergo.

The Mommy Makeover Experience

Once your surgical plan is created, you will set a date for your procedure. Since everything will be done at once, you will only need to spend a few hours in surgery -- no need for multiple visits or weeks of waiting between procedures. Depending on your particular surgeries, it may last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours. Your surgeon will use general anesthesia to keep you completely comfortable throughout the entire process. After spending about an hour in our recovery room, you will be released and able to return home with the help of a designated friend or family member.

If you are the primary caregiver for your family, you should arrange for help with childcare and household tasks for about a week after your surgery. For a few days, your range of movement will be limited and you should avoid movements like stretching or lifting, especially if you chose a tummy tuck or a breast procedure. Most of our mommy makeover clients can return to work and all day-to-day activities after about two weeks of rest. At about six weeks post-op, you will be feeling fully recovered and ready to reveal your new body.

Mommy Makeover Results

As the initial swelling subsides, you will be able to see your results emerge over the course of a few weeks. A flatter belly, contoured curve and perkier, more rounded breasts will help you feel like your body finally reflects the inner beauty of motherhood. We often hear that our mommy makeover clients feel more energetic, more motivated to exercise and eat well, more confident and more positive. Living with a body that you don’t love can be draining on your self-esteem, and we at Advanced Aesthetics believe that no mother should have to feel this way. Our expert plastic surgeons can ensure that the results of your surgery give you a makeover that can extend beyond your appearance and into your outlook and attitudes.

If you are ready to reverse the changes that pregnancy and childbirth made to your body, a mommy makeover might be right for you. Find out more about mommy makeovers and your other aesthetic options in the Atlanta, Georgia area by contacting Advanced Aesthetics Plastic Surgery Center to schedule your complimentary consultation. Our expert board-certified plastic surgeons and highly trained support staff proudly provide top quality aesthetic services at our conveniently located offices in McDonough, LaGrange and Ashley Park and our state-of-the-art surgical center in Fayetteville. Call us today at 770-461-4000 to learn more about what we can do for you.

Reviews & Testimonials

Kelly Goddard
5 stars

Staff are super nice and helpful. Dr. Ranier was pleasant and easy to work it. He did a great job on my tummy tuck. Highly recommend.

Jan 30, 2023
Shelly Wallis
5 stars

I can't believe the amazingness of Dr. Stewart!! He was so comforting and answered any and all questions I could have had. My results are beautiful. You never have to wait long for any appointment and his staff is SO friendly! I cannot say enough good things about Advanced and Dr. Stewart.

Jan 29, 2023
Marina McHenry
5 stars

Ohh my God ,I am so so happy with my Breast Augmentation it was the best decision I've ever made .Dr.Steward and his Staff is just amazing ,everyone makes you feel like home and everybody goes out of their way to make your beauty dreams come true. Thank you so so much for everything .I would never go anywhere else again. 🥰

Jan 18, 2023
5 stars

After much research I decided to have tummy tuck surgery with lipo at Advanced Aesthetics in Fayetteville. From the time I booked my consultation to the days after surgery my experience has been top tier. The facility is such a gem!!! Jessica, my patient care coordinator, always returned all my calls, answered all my questions, and delivered A1customer service. Where do I even start with my doctor?… Dr. Gronka was the absolute BEST! When I met Dr. Gronka during my consultation I immediately knew this was the doctor for me! He was funny, caring to my concerns, and just all around knowledgeable and personable. The day of surgery I felt so comfortable and relaxed. The nurses and anesthesiologist were all great! The day after surgery Dr. Gronka called me personally to check and see how I was doing. I had my surgery just days before Christmas so to have him call me personally made me feel even happier with my decision. Now on to my results: I am happy with how everything is looking and healing thus far. I am only 2 weeks post-op and I feel great! I can’t wait to see how my results will improve from here. My scar is low and well placed. My belly button isn’t quite what I expected but it’s still early and at this point it doesn’t even matter I feel and look great! No more saggy loose skin and I received great care. I highly recommend Dr. Gronka and the Advanced Aesthetics team!

Jan 05, 2023
Discount Cabinets
5 stars

Do not got to Mia Aesthetics come to Advanced Aesthetic they have the best plastic surgery doctors in Atlanta Dr, Raniere gave me the perfect breast he also Graduated from the best medical schools and he is State Board Certified. I have had my tummy tuck and my breast done and they are the best thanks 🙏 Mia was so unprofessional when, I had my Lipo 360 done I see why they are so cheap because they are so unprofessional. Once I heal I am going to post my before and after pictures. I am the hottest woman in Atlanta thanks Dr, Raniere I love ❤️ you so much Kateria Wright. You changed my life.

Dec 09, 2022
karelys medina
5 stars

Perfect 🤩

Dec 05, 2022
Marsha Schubert
5 stars

Dr.Stewart has been wonderful to work with. Would refer him to anyone!

Oct 07, 2022
Cinda Lott
5 stars

Dr. Stewart is such a professional physician. He is very caring and very thorough and explains everything to you. His staff is also very knowledgeable and they put you at ease. I would highly recommend them.

Oct 07, 2022