Mommy Makeover

Many women who have experienced pregnancy have one or more body parts that they want to rejuvenate. It can be challenging for women to regain their pre-pregnancy body due to the responsibilities of motherhood as well as some of the permanent changes resulting from pregnancy and breast feeding. 

Even with diet and exercise, many changes that occur during pregnancy are impossible to remove naturally, like excess skin and stretch marks. A mommy makeover can address the changes to your body and restore your confidence after childbirth.

A mommy makeover is a customizable collection of procedures that address different concerns that commonly occur after pregnancy. With a mommy makeover, many mothers will choose procedures that will rejuvenate their body. There are several different procedures that you can choose from, including:

  • Liposuction 
  • Tummy tuck 
  • Breast augmentation
  • Breast lift 
  • Labiaplasty

During your initial consultation, Dr. Rankin will help you choose which procedures will work best for you and your goals. Customized plans will emphasize your safety by focusing on procedures that can be performed simultaneously as well as recovery protocols that allow you to still be “Mom”. Below, we will discuss how these procedures can fit your desired body goals. 


Liposuction is a procedure that gets rid of excess fat from different areas of the body. Dr. Rankin will make small incisions in discreeet areas to insert a small cannula, which will use suction to remove excess fat. Areas that can benefit from liposuction include the arms, bra roll, abdomen, buttocks, and more. 

Tummy Tuck

Many patients who want a mommy makeover choose to have a tummy tuck. A tummy tuck, also called an abdominoplasty, is a procedure that involves repairing the abdominal muscles and removing excess skin and fat from your lower stomach after pregnancy or weight loss. 

Breast Augmentation

After your pregnancy, you may feel that your breasts have become smaller than they were prior to your pregnancy. Breast augmentation can help increase breast volume and make the breasts look full and perky again. 

Breast Lift

A breast lift is best for those with sagging breasts and stretch marks. Dr. Rankin will lift the areola and tighten the appearance of the breasts to help them look youthful and lifted. The areola may have become larger during pregnancy as well, and the size and shape can be contoured to your desires during a breast lift.


After giving birth, many women feel that their labia minora has increased in size or has contributed to sexual dysfunction. A labiaplasty can help reduce the overall size of the labia minora for both cosmetic purposes and as a form of vaginal reconstruction.

How long recovery takes after a mommy makeover will depend on how many procedures you have and which ones you have chosen. Many patients take one to two weeks off work to heal more smoothly, especially if they have physically demanding jobs. We recommend no cardio for 2 weeks, no heavy lifting for 4 weeks, and full recovery will depend on the procedures performed. 

Often, having these combined procedures can lead to an eight-week recovery. If you have an event, or family reunion where you want to be photo ready and at your best, we recommend a full 12 weeks between surgery and your special day. 

At NorCal Plastic Surgery, we recommend taking adequate time to recover. We also recommend avoiding strenuous activities that include heavy exercise for several weeks. Light walking to maintain circulation is a must; getting up as much as possible can also help decrease the chance of blood clots forming.

An essential factor for a good candidate is to finish growing your family before planning a mommy makeover. Having children after your mommy makeover can reverse the results. An ideal candidate for a mommy makeover is also physically healthy overall, does not smoke, is at a stable weight, and has realistic goals for their mommy makeover. 

Dr. Rankin will discuss your surgeries extensively with you to make sure you are a good candidate for your desired procedures

The main factor to consider regarding how much a mommy makeover costs is how many procedures you want. Other factors include the experience of your surgeon as well as your location. The average price of a mommy makeover is estimated to be $26,000 to $40,000. We will help you determine the final costs of your procedures since a mommy makeover will not receive insurance coverage.

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Want to learn more about how a Mommy Makeover can help you gain more confidence in your appearance? Schedule your consultation with a NorCal Plastic Surgery provider by calling (925) 856-4800 or filling out the consultation request form below. We look forward to helping you achieve your aesthetic goals.