Mommy Makeover in ST. Peters and ST. Louis, MO

After pregnancy and childbirth, a woman’s body undergoes many changes. While maintaining a good diet and exercise routine can help, often it’s difficult or impossible to regain your pre-childbirth body. A mommy makeover can help you to feel confident in your appearance once more.

Mommy Makeover

If you are interested in a mommy makeover, don’t hesitate to contact Renaissance Plastic Surgery at  (636) 896-0600 to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced plastic surgeons.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of plastic surgery procedures designed to help you regain a shapely, proportionate body. While a mommy makeover is usually performed on women who have had children, it can be done on anyone who needs a combination of breast and body procedures.

Common mommy makeover procedures include:

Your surgeon will discuss your goals with you during your consultation in order to determine the best combination of procedures for you. Each mommy makeover case is different, and we want to make sure you get the results you want.

How much weight can you lose with Mommy Makeover?

The Mommy Makeover process is not intended for weight loss. To enjoy the best and longest-lasting results, patients are encouraged to schedule surgery once they have maintained a stable weight for about six months. While the primary objectives in the Mommy Makeover are to restore optimum breast shape and body contouring, patients may notice a 5 to 7-pound drop in weight after their procedure.

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover

Typically, candidates for a mommy makeover have some combination of the following:

  • Breasts that have lost volume
  • Breasts that have started to sag or deflate
  • Abdominal muscles that have loosened and separated
  • Sagging skin in the abdominal area

In addition, the ideal mommy makeover candidate:

  • Is finished having children
  • Is at least six months out from having her child
  • Has lost most of her baby weight
  • Is in good general health
  • Has realistic expectations

While having a mommy makeover will not prevent you from having more children, we recommend waiting until you are done building your family. This is not for health concerns, but for cosmetic ones. Another pregnancy and childbirth will likely ruin your results and require a second mommy makeover to get them back.

You should also wait for at least six months (preferably a full year) after having a child to undergo cosmetic surgery. Your body needs time to get its hormones back under control, and your results will be better if you wait until you’ve lost most of your baby weight.

How many hours does the procedure take?

If you plan to have a mommy makeover, you can expect to be in surgery for four-and-a-half to five-and-a-half hours. Surgeons generally prefer to complete this series of procedures in no more than six hours. After your surgery, you will remain in a monitored recovery area for a short time. Nursing staff will assist you in being ambulatory. Once you are alert and able to walk with minimal assistance, you can have a loved one drive you home.

How many procedures can go into a Mommy Makeover?

Beautiful mother in bikini holds her young child by the swimming pool following mommy makeover surgeries.

Your procedure is planned around your needs and desired outcome. In many cases, patients have two or three procedures included in their treatment plan. Examples include breast augmentation with a breast lift and abdominoplasty. Some patients have liposuction to remove stubborn fat so their tummy tuck looks even better. We plan Mommy Makeover treatment with great care so each of our patients achieves satisfying results.

How can I prepare for a Mommy Makeover?

Before a Mommy Makeover, you may have specific instructions to follow based on your situation. In general, we advise patients to:

  • Have a pre-operative physical to ensure they can safely undergo general anesthesia.
  • Take at least two weeks off work.
  • Arrange a comfortable place in the home to rest during recovery.
  • Arrange for help with children, pets, and household duties for one to two weeks.
  • Prepare healthy meals that can be easily heated.
  • Fill prescriptions ahead of time so pain medication is ready when needed.
  • Discuss all medications and supplements with the surgeon well before surgery. If changes are necessary, you may need to contact the prescribing physician and allow time for a new prescription to begin.
  • Blood-thinners like aspirin, ibuprofen, Gingko Biloba, and other products must be avoided in the two weeks prior to surgery.
  • Smoking, tobacco use, and nicotine should be strictly avoided in the four weeks before surgery.

How is a Mommy Makeover performed?

Mommy Makeovers are usually performed in an outpatient surgery center. Before the procedure begins, the surgeon meets with the patient to review the different techniques that will be performed and the expected time and outcome. The patient is moved to the operating room, where a board-certified anesthesiologist starts the administration of general anesthesia. This works quickly to put the patient into a sleep state in which the brain does not register pain. The surgeon performs each aspect in a precise order according to the patient's treatment plan. After surgery, the patient is moved to a recovery area where trained staff continue to monitor vital signs and alertness.

Patient Testimonial

"Dr. Boschert is THE BEST! And his nurse Tina is so accommodating and understanding of ALL your questions and concerns. The entire staff is great! I chose to do a “Mommy Makeover”. Full tummy tuck & Breast Aug….(plus)hip lipo and lipo under my chin. Dr. Boschert is so meticulous…quite frankly, he’s OCD about his work and that’s EXACTLY what I was looking for in a plastic surgeon. My surgery was end of October 2021. It’s Nov 18 and I feel incredible! My recovery has gone SO smoothly! My scars are healing beautifully. I can’t wait for my final 3mo results once all the swelling is gone because I’m already really pleased!! If you’re looking for the best of the best in the STL area, call Dr. Boschert at Renaissance plastic surgery."

What is recovery like from a Mommy Makeover?

Patients should adequately prepare for their recovery first by wrapping up important projects at home and at work. Next, they should create a quiet space in the house where they can move safely from bed to chair or sitting area and also to a bathroom. Pain medication should be taken at regular intervals during the first week of recovery.

Maintaining a schedule a directed can prevent unnecessary pain. After the first week, patients are encouraged to switch to over-the-counter pain medication as approved by the office.

Mommy Makeover

Combining procedures does not increase recovery time, but it may increase post-operative side effects and limitations. Generally, it is the tummy tuck that takes the longest to heal after a Mommy Makeover. Patients can expect to be off work for two full weeks and to have restrictions on strenuous activity for six weeks. A post-op visit occurs one week after surgery. At that time, the doctor can answer questions and discuss the level of activity that is appropriate for that phase of recovery.

Cost of a Mommy Makeover

The cost of a mommy makeover will depend on how many procedures you want and how complex they are. Each patient is different, so it is impossible to predict how much your mommy makeover will cost without seeing you in person for a consultation.

During your consultation, your surgeon will examine you and discuss your goals in detail to find the best mommy makeover plan for you. He will then be able to give you an exact quote. Insurance typically does not cover cosmetic surgery, but we offer cosmetic surgery financing plans if you are concerned about paying upfront.

Please feel free to ask us about financing your mommy makeover. Benefits include:

  • Flexible repayment schedules based on your income and budget
  • 0% or low APR
  • No need to wait to save up for the procedures you want

We’ll be happy to walk you through your options during your consultation. You can also call us at any time if you have questions about our financing services.

Schedule Your Mommy Makeover Consultation

If you have been wanting to get your old body back after childbirth, please call Renaissance Plastic Surgery today at (636) 896-0600 to schedule your consultation. We serve patients in the St. Peters, St. Louis, and St. Charles areas of Missouri.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

What changes to my body can I expect from pregnancy?

Pregnancy can bring about significant changes to a woman’s body. Most commonly, these include stretched skin and muscles in the abdomen, changes in breast size and shape, increased fat deposits in areas such as the hips, thighs, and abdomen, and possible stretch marks. These changes result from the physical expansion needed to accommodate a growing baby and hormonal fluctuations that prepare the body for childbirth and nursing. Your body may not return to its pre-pregnancy appearance after having your child, which is part of why mommy makeover is so popular.

Does a mommy makeover help me to lose weight?

A mommy makeover is not primarily designed as a weight-loss solution. Instead, it is best suited for reshaping and refining the body’s contours after the changes induced by pregnancy and childbirth. The procedure typically includes tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction, which can remove excess fat and skin but are not substitutes for weight loss. For optimal results, patients should be close to their ideal body weight and have maintained that weight stably for months before having surgery.

How soon can I have a mommy makeover after pregnancy?

Timing for a mommy makeover varies depending on individual circumstances, but generally, it is recommended to wait at least six months after childbirth or after you have finished breastfeeding. This waiting period allows your body to stabilize hormonally and physically, ensuring that surgery can be performed safely and that the results will be more predictable and stable. Consultation with a plastic surgeon can help determine the best timing based on your health and post-pregnancy recovery.

Can I choose to separate mommy makeover procedures?

Yes, the procedures typically included in a mommy makeover — tummy tuck, breast lift or augmentation, and liposuction — can undoubtedly be performed separately. Some women choose to stagger these procedures to manage recovery times better, address their most concerning areas first, or spread out the financial investment. Discussing your goals and priorities with a plastic surgeon can help you devise a plan that suits your needs and timeline.

What should I consider before deciding on a mommy makeover?

Before deciding on a mommy makeover, consider factors such as your overall health, your expectations for the outcome, and your ability to take the necessary time to recover. It is also essential to consider the impact of future pregnancies, as they can alter the results of your surgery. Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon specializing in post-pregnancy body contouring can help you receive comprehensive advice and the best possible care.

Is a mommy makeover safe?

Like any surgery, a mommy makeover comes with modest risks, which include but are not limited to infection, bleeding, scarring, and complications from anesthesia. However, when performed by a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, the risks are minimized. At Renaissance Plastic Surgery, four board-certified plastic surgeons specialize in breast and body contouring procedures. It’s crucial to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions your surgeon provides to ensure a safe recovery and optimal outcomes.

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