When is the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy is a joyous time, but the changes happening to your body can be stressful. After your new arrival, your body may not bounce back to what it looked like before. A mommy makeover restores your figure and boosts your confidence. This procedure addresses all your needs for full-body rejuvenation. 

*Individual Results May Vary

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized procedure that can correct a wide range of concerns. It focuses on the areas most affected by pregnancy, such as the abdomen and breasts, but it can address almost any areas that bother you. A mommy makeover is ideal for those who want to enjoy their lives as mothers and reclaim their youthful figure. 

When is the Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover?

If you have recently given birth and are taking stock of your physical changes, you may feel like you need a mommy makeover immediately. However, we recommend waiting six months to a year after your last pregnancy to schedule your procedure. Your body will undergo many changes in the months following pregnancy, and correcting your concerns too soon could affect your results. 

We do not recommend a mommy makeover for those considering future pregnancies. The effects of pregnancy will drastically affect your mommy makeover results. A mommy makeover is an excellent choice for those who are done growing their families

There are other advantages to waiting before getting your mommy makeover. You will not be able to lift anything over 20 lbs, including small children, for several weeks after your procedure, so you should not plan a mommy makeover if you have young children to care for unless you have someone to help you with some of the lifting tasks. Don’t worry! You still get to be mom and we will discuss different strategies for snuggling your little one and keeping you safe. 

What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

A mommy makeover can include many different procedures. The core of a mommy makeover usually includes:

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck tightens loose skin, repairs separated abdominal muscles and removes excess fat to eliminate the drooping skin that often occurs after pregnancy. 

Breast Enhancement

Breasts can enlarge during pregnancy and then lose volume or sag afterward. A breast augmentation, lift, or reduction can restore the breasts you had before pregnancy. 


If you have accumulated fat in unwanted areas during pregnancy, liposuction can help. This procedure addresses pockets of stubborn fat to sculpt your figure. 


Pregnancy can change the appearance of your labia. A labiaplasty can restore them to their former length and shape, so you feel more confident. 

What is Recovery Like After a Mommy Makeover?

You can expect bruising, swelling, and soreness for the first few days after surgery. You will not be allowed to lift anything for several weeks. Most people can return to low-activity jobs after one to two weeks. Dr. Rankin and his team will provide you with aftercare instructions. 

Amazing, friendly, knowledgeable staff! Dr Senekal was very professional and had an amazing bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone looking at getting cataract/laser surgery. I came from Grande Prairie just to see him and his staff!
Amber C.

Next Steps

If you are interested in mommy makeovers, please reach out to our qualified staff to schedule a consultation at one of our convenient locations in Walnut Creek and Greenbrae. Give us a call at (925) 856-4800 or fill out our online form. Helping you achieve your cosmetic goals is an honor and a privilege at NorCal Plastic Surgery, proudly serving the East Bay, Marin County, and the greater San Francisco Bay Area. We look forward to hearing from you.

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