What Does a Mommy Makeover Entail?

Nov 10, 2022
What Does a Mommy Makeover Entail?
You’ve probably heard the term “mommy makeover,” and you may be curious about what such a makeover includes. As much as you love motherhood, you don’t have to love what it does to your body!

Millions of words have been written about the beauty of motherhood, and if you’re a mommy, you already know about the moments of perfection, humor, and pure amazement that come with the role. You also understand what a toll it can take on your body. 

Dr. Stephen Chen and his staff offer the mommy makeover service because we know that having a baby changes you physically, and those changes aren’t always desirable. You deserve to look as good as you feel, and a mommy makeover can make that happen. 

The best thing about a mommy makeover is that it’s completely tailored to your wants and needs. Pregnancy changes bodies in different ways, and our service considers that. Dr. Chen works closely with you to determine which procedures will benefit you the most and sets a timetable for your transformation.  

It’s important to know that you should only have a mommy makeover after you’re finished having children. Pregnancy after having the procedures could reduce their benefits. Once you’re ready, you may want to include some of the following procedures in your mommy makeover. 

Breast surgery

Pregnancy and nursing can affect the appearance of your breasts, and not usually in ways you like. Your breasts may be saggy or simply different in shape after pregnancy. 

Many women choose to have a breast lift to improve the profile of their breasts, and if size is a concern, choose to combine a lift with augmentation. A breast lift removes excess skin, tightens the surrounding tissue, and changes the contour of your breast. A breast augmentation can change your breasts' size and help them look rounder and fuller.

These procedures can return your breasts to how they were pre-pregnancy or even improve them.  

Tummy tuck

Pregnancy can wreak havoc on your abdomen. You may be left with separated abdominal muscles and a so-called mom pooch that won’t go away no matter how many ab workouts you do. The rapid weight gain and loss of pregnancy can also leave you with loose skin. 

A tummy tuck removes those problems, resulting in a smoother abdomen. Dr. Chen can reconnect your separated muscles, remove pockets of fat, and tighten loose skin during a tummy tuck. Your clothes will fit better, and you’ll feel more confident. 

Brazilian butt lift

Unfortunately, sometimes you find post-pregnancy that areas you want to be full and round are flat, and areas you’d rather be firmer and smoother are lumpy. A Brazilian butt lift can address both of those problems in one procedure. 

By strategically removing fat from your abdomen, hips, or thighs and transferring it to your buttocks, Dr. Chen can help you get that curvy, attractive look you want. You’ll have less fat where you don’t want it and more where you do! 

Want to know more? 

These are only three options that can be part of your mommy makeover. Schedule an appointment in our Richmond or Midlothian, Virginia, office with Dr. Chen to discuss your specific circumstances and what an ideal makeover would look like for you!