What is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy can cause major changes to your breasts, tummy, and lower body. The changes involved with pregnancy and breastfeeding can make you feel self-conscious. Dr. Karen Leong understands that some women need help restoring their bodies after pregnancy, and she can help you with a comprehensive mommy makeover that addresses all your treatment goals.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover combines multiple procedures targeted at body contouring, skin tightening, fat reduction, and even vaginal rejuvenation. Any area of the body affected by pregnancy can also be treated with a mommy makeover. Treatment ranges from surgical procedures like an abdominoplasty to skin-rejuvenating laser treatments. 

Mommy Makeover Case Before Newport Beach
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*Individual results may vary.

What is Included in a Mommy Makeover?

During your consultation, Dr. Karen Leong will work with you to determine where you want to see improvement and how to achieve it. A mommy makeover can include many different procedures, so every mommy makeover requires a unique approach. 

A mommy makeover can include:

  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift (with or without augmentation)
  • Butt lift
  • Brazilian butt lift
  • Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck)
  • Liposculpture
  • Vaginal rejuvenation
  • Laser treatments
  • Dermal filler injections
  • Wrinkle relaxer injections
  • Other treatments as needed

Dr. Leong will offer you treatment options to suit your individual needs. She will listen closely to your concerns and what results you would like to see, and she will develop a personalized plan of care for your surgical and non-surgical treatments. 

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Simply fill out the form on this page, and one of our highly trained staff members at Dr. Leong Plastic Surgery by Design will reach out to your promptly to schedule your appointment.

What Does a Mommy Makeover Treat?

Each part of your mommy makeover will address a different area of improvement. For example, women who have sagging, flat breasts after breastfeeding can have their full, well-positioned breasts after a breast augmentation with a lift. Abdominoplasty can not only remove loose abdominal skin but can tighten separated abdominal muscles to leave a flatter, more toned tummy. If hormones have wreaked havoc on your facial skin during pregnancy, facial rejuvenation can restore smoother, more even-toned skin. 

What is Recovery Like After a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover can involve several surgical procedures simultaneously, so you will need to take good care of yourself during recovery. You will need to rest and heal during the first week, and moving around might be uncomfortable during this time. You can return to work and your usual routine after a few weeks, although you should wait about two months before resuming workouts. 

Dr. Leong will provide you with a step-by-step guide for your aftercare, including how to care for your incisions and when to come for follow-up appointments. 

“I had a botched surgery in 2018 which left me without a nipple and one breast at a c the other a dd… I was absolutely petrified of going under the knife again. Then I developed BII symptoms and knew that the implants had to come out. I researched dr’s who supported BII -(many surgeons Don’t want to believe it) and I found dr prong who was supportive, kind and understood. I have always struggled with stubborn back fat and a bit of excess in between my thighs so dr Leong removed the implants, did liposuction to my arms sides and thighs and performed a fat transfer to my breasts. I am5 days post op and I cannot believe how amazing I feel. She is the best. I would never go anywhere else and would recommend her to anyone. Xo”*

-L.B.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If pregnancy has changed your skin and body and you want to reverse some of the effects, you may be a good candidate for a mommy makeover. Dr. Leong recommends that before a mommy makeover, women should wait at least six months after giving birth for their hormones to return to normal. For best results, they should also achieve a stable, healthy weight.

Take the Next Steps

If you have questions about mommy makeovers, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Leong. Call us at 949-264-5446 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to meeting you! Dr. Leong serves Newport Beach and the Greater Orange County area.

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