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Plastic Surgery

Mommy Makeover

Motherhood can be one of life’s greatest joys, but many new or experienced moms may find their body does not bounce back easily after pregnancy. California Skin Institute’s amazing board-certified plastic surgeons can help you feel confident in your body again after having children with a Mommy Makeover. We can address your sagging or lopsided breasts, post-pregnancy pooch, belly fat, jelly-rolls, muffin top, C-section bulge, and loose skin on the stomach, legs, buttocks, and arms. Plus we can make your fine lines and wrinkles disappear. Depending on the length of the procedure, our plastic surgeons may recommend after-care at a licensed after-care facility for safe monitoring and recovery. Our highly successful plastic surgeons have a history of producing outstanding results with Mommy Makeovers throughout Northern and Southern California. 

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover can help create a more youthful appearance after pregnancy through a combination of procedures to rejuvenate and restore the body’s natural pre-pregnancy appearance. Depending on the exact target areas, each Mommy Makeover will vary. However, the following is a list of commonly chosen procedures to rejuvenate a woman’s body:


Weight gain during pregnancy, breastfeeding, and aging can affect the shape of the breast. These are natural parts of life, but they can impact how you see yourself. A breast lift or mastopexy will help rejuvenate your breasts creating a more lifted appearance. California Skin Institute wants to help you feel more confident in yourself.

Our board-certified plastic surgeons will likely recommend a breast reduction if you have any symptoms of neck, shoulder, or back pain. A breast reduction surgery removes fat, skin and tissue to improve the shape and size of your breasts post-pregnancy. 

Breasts should look natural and proportionate to your body and a breast augmentation can create more self-confidence for a post-pregnancy full-breasted woman. At California Skin Institute, you have the choice between saline and silicone implants. Your board-certified plastic surgeon will guide you through the differences to help you choose the right breast implants.  

Any of the above procedures can be combined together to create a customized plan because no two women’s breasts and pregnancies are exactly the same. Two common combinations are a combined breast augmentation and breast lift and a combined breast lift and small breast reduction. A combined breast augmentation and a breast lift can address lax skin creating saggy, empty breasts with exces, stretched skin. Post-pregnancy full-breasted women should consider a combined breast lift and small breast reduction. Talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon to customize your Mommy Makeover plan.


Liposuction is one of the many options we offer to contour and tighten troublesome areas of unwanted fat on the body, including the stomach, buttocks, chest, and arms. Liposuction targets post-pregnancy pooch, belly fat, jelly-roll, muffin top, and post-C-section bulge. As part of the Mommy Makeover, our surgeons perform this procedure to help you get rid of stubborn fat pockets after pregnancy that won’t go away with proper diet and exercise. California Skin Institute’s surgeons can custom-tailor the procedure to your needs.

One or multiple pregnancies can significantly stretch the skin and abdominal muscles that the body cannot repair itself. A tummy tuck removes excessive belly fat and sagging skin that cannot be rectified through diet or exercise. Sometimes, a surgical tummy tuck may be the only option to return the body to it’s rejuvenated youthful-looking state by surgically removing fat and skin. 

Sometimes, a combined approach of the Smartlipo laser liposuction and a full abdominoplasty is the best approach to remove fatty bulges around the abdomen and hips, repair weak and split abdominal muscles from sternum to pubis and complete contouring from breast fold to pubis. California Skin Institute board-certified plastic surgeons can combine this to be done in the area of C-section scars, meaning your plastic surgeon will try and hide the scars with your C-section scars.

Brazilian Buttock Lift

A Brazilian Buttock Lift, or BBL, augments the size and shape of the buttocks without implants by removing excess fat. Your plastic surgeon will use the fat taken from a pure suction-assisted liposuction from the hips, abdomen, lower back, or thighs and inject a portion of this fat strategically into the buttocks for a total body contour post-pregnancy.


Children are an amazing gift, but they can take a toll on your facial features. A facelift targets saggy skin around the face. Also, if you are worried about your double chin or loose saggy skin around the neck post-pregnancy, either a neck lift or Kybella can help reverse the effects. The surgeons at California Skin Institute will work with you to achieve the look you want and create a youthful and natural appearance with your Mommy Makeover. 

Instead of a full facelift, you may want just a little help with forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet and fine lines to make you appear awake and engaged. At California Skin Institute, we can treat your problem areas with Botox or dermal fillers. These are quick and almost painless treatments that can have you looking rested and rejuvenated in no time. If you are considering Botox or fillers as part of your Mommy Makeover, please consult your surgeon during the consultation.

  • Skincare

We will work with you to create a plan to help turn back the clock and make your skin glow. With the help of our board-certified dermatologists, we will create a customized plan that works with your schedule and skin. Talk to your board-certified plastic surgeon if you want a customized skincare routine that fits into your Mommy schedule. 

Who Should Get a Mommy Makeover?

Mothers who plan to not have any more children and can take some time off to rest and recover are ideal candidates. A consultation with one of California Skin Institute’s board-certified plastic surgeons is the best way to determine if a Mommy Makeover is right for you. Schedule yours today!

New or experienced moms should feel confident about their appearance and a Mommy Makeover from California Skin Institute can help you achieve that

What Can I Expect Following a Mommy Makeover?

Each Mommy Makeover is customized to the patient and the recovery time will depend on the procedures performed and if the procedures were performed all at once or staggered over a couple of months. Please consult your plastic surgeon on your recovery time based upon your specific treatment plan during the consultation. Please call your local plastic surgeon or request a consultation online.


California Skin Institute’s board-certified plastic surgeons want to get to know you and better understand your journey in order to construct a customized Mommy Makeover. They will discuss anything from your lifestyle, diet and current exercise to intentions and expectations of the Mommy Makeover.  Your board-certified plastic surgeon will discuss how long the procedure will take and if you will need to be in an after-care facility to safely recuperate and monitor you after a long, combined procedure.  The tailored plan is to help you rejuvenate and gain more confidence in your body so you can be the best mother you can be.  


Treatment results will vary, talk to a practitioner to see if this treatment or procedure is right for you.

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