What the Heck Is a Mommy Makeover?

The goal of a Mommy Makeover surgery is to give you back your pre-pregnancy body!

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If you’re just not feeling the love for your post-pregnancy body and you’re thinking about getting a Mommy Makeover (multiple procedures performed in one surgery to the tummy and breasts) you might be thinking…

Should I go all-in for a one-surgery or get the procedures done separately?

The Pros vs. Cons of a one-surgery Mommy Makeover versus getting a number of plastic surgery procedures done separately will depend on a few things that are unique to you and your situation heading in to surgery.

Single or Multiple surgeries

The kinds of procedures that get performed in a Mommy Makeover single surgery can be a combination of:

  • Breast surgery - reduction, breast augmentation, with or without a lift

  • Tummy surgery - a tummy tuck (removing fat and excess loose skin and tightening the abdominal muscles)

  • Liposuction - to areas including the hips and tummy

Deciding whether or not to get the procedures done all in the same surgery is definitely a big decision.


Broadly speaking the pros of the mommy makeover are:

  1. It’s one surgery - this means one dose of anesthesia, one recovery and one downtime, period!

  2. It usually costs less - it’ll cost less than separating out each surgery as you’re only having one cost for the operating room time (plus the cost of additional anesthesia)

  3. Surgical time can be less - performing multiple procedures in a one-time surgery actually takes less time than if you were to have those procedures done individually (= less time under anesthesia)

And, the Cons of the single-surgery mommy makeover are:

  1. It is more surgery - depending on the Board Certified plastic surgeon’s experience with the Mommy Makeover the actual time spent in surgery may be many hours (and too long under anesthetic carries risks) [Top tip: ask any surgeon you consult with how long they think a mommy makeover would take - you should expect to hear a few hours]

  2. Multiple surgeries in one carries a higher risk of complications - have a frank discussion with your chosen Board Certified plastic surgeon about ALL the risks of surgery before choosing your surgical options. Based on your medical history, your surgeon will be able to navigate you in the safest direction for YOU.

Honestly, there are pros and cons to doing a mommy makeover as either a single or multiple surgeries.

If you’re thinking about getting a mommy makeover and are asking yourself whether it’s something you’d want done as a single surgery (versus each procedure - tummy tuck and breast surgery - done separately) your next step is to schedule a consultation with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon because the answer will be very specific to you and your circumstances.