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Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills

Being a new Mom is a time filled with changes and challenges. While many of these are rewarding and unforgettable, on the physical side many mothers struggle with the changes to their bodies. Diet and exercise alone rarely are enough to get back into full pre-pregnancy shape, to feel comfortable and confident in your body again. A mommy makeover aims to precisely restore that, a renewed love for your body and an enhanced aesthetic.

Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Gabriel Chiu, has worked with countless patients, personalizing each mommy makeover to bring out the patient’s best.

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What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is unique in that it is not a single procedure but a personalized combination of plastic surgery procedures. The aim behind it is to restore the body following the changes that can occur during pregnancy. For example, many patients experience significant changes in skin laxity, distribution of fat, and breast size and shape. While some bodies can return to pre-baby figures more easily, other patients may find this to be a near-impossible task. A mommy makeover is set up to help patients take back a sense of control of their body through cosmetic restoration and enhancement. Each procedure plan is built through a consultation process with the patient, matching them with procedures that address their core concerns.

A few of the goals patients have with this procedure include:

  • Restoring volume, feel, position, or shape of the breasts
  • Removing excess, stretched, loose skin
  • Repairing and tightening the abdominal muscles
  • Eliminating stubborn or uneven pockets of fat

Popular Procedure Options

Breast procedures (breast augmentation, breast lift)

1. Increase breast size
2. Improve breast position
3. Restore breast shape

Body procedures (tummy tuck, arm lift, thigh lift)

1. Remove stubborn fat
2. Remove excess skin
3. Tighten tissues, muscle, and skin


1. Eliminate pockets of fat

Benefits of a Mommy Makeover

  • Address multiple concerns with a single surgical visit

  • Experience only a single recovery period

  • Boost confidence and body esteem

  • Reclaim your pre-baby figure

  • Personalize each aspect of your procedure

  • Restore a sense of being at your best

Dr. Chiu will evaluate your medical history, anatomy, and preferences to suggest the most effective route to achieve your aesthetic goals. While a Mommy Makeover can address any aesthetic issue, there are four staple surgeries that most makeovers include.

Is a Mommy Makeover Right for Me?

This flexible combination of procedures can be ideal for mothers who want to regain a sense of power over their bodies. Pregnancy and childbirth can start a new chapter of life, but that does not mean you need to say goodbye to your pre-pregnancy body. A mommy makeover is usually an ideal option for patients who want to address pregnancy-related changes to their bodies while also tackling signs of aging. Despite the name of the procedure, patients can still have a mommy makeover if they’ve never been pregnant. Combining the procedures of a mommy makeover can help anyone restore a youthful contour to their body.

However, patients who plan to have another child may see the greatest benefit if they wait to have surgery until no more pregnancies are planned. The best way to conclusively learn if a mommy makeover is right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Chiu at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery, Inc. This one-on-one meeting with our board-certified surgeon allows you to learn about your options and see what best suits your goals.

Overview of a Typical Mommy Makeover Procedure

One of the core aspects of a mommy makeover is its flexibility. Patients mix and match procedures according to their needs, creating a personalized experience. Because of this, there is no definitive mommy makeover procedure. However, there are a few general outline points that remain the same and can give you a better understanding of what to expect.

Initial Consultation

The consultation serves as the foundation to your experience. Open discussion between you and Dr. Chiu allows you to learn about your options while painting a full picture of the results you envision. Dr. Chiu then suggests procedures based on your goal. This is the ideal time to ask questions, express any worries, clarify your understanding, and learn all you need to make a confident, comfortable decision. The entire process is fully confidential. If you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover, then you can schedule your surgery.

Preparing for the Procedure

As with any procedure, preparing for your mommy makeover involves a few key steps, though nothing complicated. While these can vary, Dr. Chiu will ensure you have a clear set of instructions tailored to your procedure’s requirements. Generally, this involves steps such as:

  • Pausing certain medications
  • Obtaining relevant bloodwork
  • Avoiding tobacco or smoking
  • Arranging for someone to drive you home or set up aftercare
  • Planning for someone to help you around the house while recovering

Additionally, we encourage patients to ask any questions they may have during this time. The more you know, the more positive the overall experience is. Never hesitate to ask us about anything related to your procedure and cosmetic journey.

Day of the Procedure

Patients will arrive and go over their surgery details with Dr. Chiu. The goal is to ensure that you are fully satisfied with your procedure plan before we begin. Patients will receive general anesthesia, allowing them to remain comfortable and unconscious for the duration of the surgery. Patients can expect a procedure duration between 3 to 6 hours, depending on the number and complexity of procedures planned. After surgery, patients can return home with their prepared driver (friends or family, not ride-share options) or be escorted to their aftercare facility.

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Recovering from Your Mommy Makeover

Each patient's recovery experience will vary slightly, depending on their procedure details and the body's healing rate. The initial recovery time is about 2 weeks, with gradual healing that follows. Though each patient is unique, a general breakdown of the recovery process usually falls into four stages.

  • The First Week:

    This period is crucial for your well-being and seeing optimal results. Fortunately, the biggest thing you can do to facilitate both of these is rest. Take time away from work, focus on rest, minimize movement, and follow Dr. Chiu’s aftercare instructions. Swelling, bruising, minor bleeding, and discomfort are all normal. But they will gradually fade, and pain can readily be managed with medication.

  • The Second Week:

    Initial swelling and bruising should largely fade by the end of the second week. Dr. Chiu typically sees patients for a follow-up visit around this time to track their healing and provide additional feedback. Continue to avoid any physical activity. Patients may be able to return to work by the end of the week.

  • Third to Fourth Weeks:

    This period marks a gradual return to your routine. Most patients will be able to return to work and engage in light physical activity. Continue to avoid strain and keep up aftercare for the surgical sites. Patients should be able to begin truly enjoying their results during this period.

  • Beyond:

    Patients can gradually return to their full routines, including more strenuous physical activity. However, listen to your body and try to avoid pushing it too far. Any scarring should continue to fade over time.

What Are the Results Like?

Patients can expect to see long-lasting results that can transform how they feel about their bodies. But there are two significant factors that can impact your quality of results. The first is that working with an experienced board-certified surgeon sets the best foundation for a safe procedure. The second is adhering to all post-procedure instructions during recovery, which facilitate healing. Together, these can promote a better experience and more impressive results.

Patients can expect to see some initial results after about 2 weeks, once the majority of swelling and bruising fade. Then, patients can expect to see continued improvements for a few months as residual swelling fades. You can still enjoy your results immensely during this period, but it is helpful to keep in mind that your final results will be visible only once all your body’s tissues have settled into their new positions. Patients can expect to enjoy their results for years, but keeping a healthy lifestyle will help maintain your results.

Additionally, while patients can certainly have another pregnancy after surgery, it is important to note this can interfere with your results. So we recommend this procedure for patients who do not plan to have more children. Likewise, weight fluctuations can impact results. Thus, patients are best candidates once they are within about 10 to 20 pounds of their goal weight.

Book Your Consultation

Dr. Chiu is proud to be performing a mommy makeover near you for patients in Beverly Hills and the surrounding areas. Start your journey toward rediscovering a youthful and alluring body by booking your consultation for a mommy makeover at Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. Call our office or use our online form to take that first step and begin working with a leading, board-certified expert in plastic surgery. We look forward to working with you to reclaim your body and boost your confidence.

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