Is There Such a Thing as “Mommy Surgery?”

Combine Body Contouring Procedures to Address a Range of Pregnancy-Related Changes with a “Mommy Makeover” in Nashville


What some patients have dubbed a “mommy surgery” at Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute—also referred to as a Mommy Makeover, a mommy lift surgery, “mommy job” surgery, mommy restoration, a mom body makeover, or mommy transformation—is a highly popular choice, no matter what it is called. Patients dealing with lingering physical changes after pregnancy, having a baby, and breastfeeding find satisfaction in the procedure that combines various techniques to address a range of issues all at once.


One of the main advantages of mommy surgery is that it can improve efficiency and save patients money by addressing multiple areas—such as the abdomen and breasts—at the same time. That means patients deal with only one surgical session and one post-procedure recovery window, which can be a huge benefit for moms who don’t have as much free time as they used to have!


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How Does Becoming a Mom Change Your Body?

There are many mental, physical, and emotional changes associated with becoming a mother. Pregnancy affects the body in many ways, as does birth. The breasts and abdomen are usually the focus of mommy surgery because these are the primary areas impacted by a growing baby.

A patient’s breasts typically become larger as functional tissue to facilitate lactation replaces dormant fat tissue. The breasts may ultimately stay slightly larger for some people, but become smaller after pregnancy for others. They may also noticeably sag.

Since the abdominal area stretches to accommodate a growing baby, loose skin and weakened abdominal muscles are common after pregnancy. Getting the stomach area to tighten and “snap back” to its pre-baby appearance is often a difficult challenge, since exercise can’t repair separated muscles or tighten lax skin. Many patients also tend to see isolated pockets of resistant fat.

Mommy surgery at Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute can address all of these common concerns and more.

How Does Mommy Surgery Work?

A Mommy Makeover will often focus mostly on the breasts (“mommy breast surgery“) and abdominal area. A typical full Mommy Makeover at Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute will include breast augmentation, breast lift or breast reduction, tummy tuck (“mommy tuck”), and/or liposuction surgery, typically in the form of Liposuction 360 to target the belly, flanks, and lower back. Breast augmentation with implants increases the volume of the breasts, while a breast lift elevates the breasts to a more youthful and perky position. Tummy tuck surgery removes excess skin and fat while repairing weakened muscles. Liposuction reduces resistant deposits of excess fat in select areas.

Who Should Get Mommy Surgery?

If you are in good health, are at your ideal body weight, have realistic expectations for the surgery, and are finished having children, you are likely to be a good Mommy Makeover candidate. That said, many people may be good candidates for this surgery regardless of how long ago—or whether—they had children. If you find yourself searching for “Mommy Makeover near me” or want to address several of the areas that can be corrected in one procedure with mommy surgery, this approach might be ideal for you.

What Contouring Procedures Are Available Beyond Mommy Surgery?

All of the procedures that are common elements of mommy surgery can be performed separately as standalone procedures, as well as combined with other forms of cosmetic surgery—including Brazilian butt lift (BBL), body lift, arm lift, and thigh lift—to enhance other areas of the lower and upper body.

Mommy surgery can also be combined with facial plastic surgery for an overall rejuvenated look. A mini-facelift or eyelid lift, or non-surgical injectable treatments such as BOTOX® Cosmetic, can restore a more youthful appearance to the face. See our photo gallery to check out mommy lift before and after photos and get a better idea of the results you can expect from the mommy surgery procedure.


For more advice about what′s involved in mommy surgery, contact Nashville Plastic Surgery Institute. To request an appointment, fill out a contact form or call today at 615.932.7700 to discuss a consultation.

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