What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy and childbirth are a precious experience for any mother, but purely in physical terms, they can take a significant toll on her body.

In recent years, mommy makeover has emerged as a popular cosmetic surgery procedure to restore a mom’s pre-pregnancy figure. It is a comprehensive procedure that will address the specific areas of the body that have lost shape or contours.

Mommy makeover is a customizable surgery, which can be tailored to meet the unique aesthetic and health needs of a woman. During the pre-op consultation, the surgeon will carefully assess the patient’s anatomical and cosmetic goals and create a mommy makeover surgical plan to meet those goals in the least invasive manner.

Fat removal, cellulite and stretch mark reduction and skin tightening are usually a part of a mommy makeover. Fabulous and astute board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jacob Bloom provides mommy makeover and various other surgical and non-surgical aesthetic procedures. Patients in Chicago, IL, and surrounding locations have an opportunity to receive cutting edge procedures from Dr. Bloom.



Whether a mom has given a natural birth or has undergone a C-section procedure, she can be a suitable candidate for a mommy makeover in both situations. The key requirement is that she should be in solid general health to be able to sustain a major plastic surgery, which is most likely be performed using general anesthesia. The surgeon will review the candidate’s medical records to determine candidacy.  

A wonderful candidate will have realistic goals, a positive frame of mind, and a need to reverse the cosmetic impacts of a pregnancy. She should ideally have a stable and moderate body weight to achieve best outcomes. The candidate should not be currently breastfeeding, and should not have plans for another pregnancy in the foreseeable future.


Surgical Procedure

A mommy makeover may include both surgical and non-surgical procedures, depending on the patient’s requirements. Some of the major procedures that are typically included in a mommy makeover may include:

  • Breast augmentation or breast reduction
  • Breast lift
  • Liposuction
  • Tummy tuck
  • Lower body lift
  • Facelift and neck lift
  • Cellulite reduction
  • Stretch mark removal
  • Botox, dermal fillers, or laser skin tightening

Some women’s breasts may deflate due to loss of volume following a pregnancy or breastfeeding. In such cases, breast implant surgery may be a part of a mommy makeover. In other cases, if the breasts have become oversized, a breast reduction may be performed. Excessive stretching of breasts during pregnancy may lead to sagging breasts, which can be reversed with a breast lift.

A firmer and flatter abdomen can be restored with an abdominoplasty or tummy tuck. Liposuction is commonly included in a mommy makeover because it can improve body contours by less invasive fat reduction techniques. Lower body areas such as thighs and buttocks can be enhanced with a lower body lift surgery.

Experienced cosmetic surgeon Dr. Bloom receives patients from Chicago, IL, and other cities and communities near this massive American mid-west city for mommy makeover and several other cosmetic and reconstructive surgeries.