Not your Mother’s Mommy Makeover

Mommy makeovers have been growing in popularity since the term was introduced in 2005. Women who wanted to return to their pre-baby bodies after completing their families began asking plastic surgeons to combine two or more procedures at a time. The term “mommy makeover,” came into existence because these women said wanted to restore their hips and waistlines, firm up and enhance their breasts and eliminate the abdominal sagging that comes along with pregnancy. The benefits were immediately apparent.

Mommy makeovers tend to be associated with breasts, tummy and thighs, because these areas of the body change the most during and following pregnancy. As a result, the mommy makeover procedures initially were mostly limited to abdominoplasties (tummy tuck), breast lifts and breast augmentations, liposuction and cellulite procedures. Facial surgery was not generally factored into mommy makeovers initially as many of the candidates were too young for a facelift- the main viable option at that time. The introduction of minimally invasive devices has enabled non-surgical rejuvenation of the face and neck to be included as well in the Mommy Makeover possibilities.

Thus, today mommy makeovers are highly customized and range from the surgical to minimally invasive to non-invasive options. The minimally invasive can be include laser procedures (SmartLipo, Precision TX, Cellulaze, SlimLipo), radiofrequency procedures (ThermiTight), and fractional RF (VIVA, Intensif). Non-invasive options might include such options as The Hollywood Peel and Venus OptiPolar treatments.

Mommy makeovers have evolved so greatly that it is not just for mommies anymore. Daddies, grandmas and grandpas are taking advantage of this surgical trend that allows them to create a safe and reasonable plan that addresses more than one area at a time

Who are the best candidates for a mommy makeover?

The best candidates for mommy makeovers are individuals who have reached their baseline weight through diet and exercise and are committed to keeping it off. Liposuction and tummy tucks, unfortunately are not instant diet plans. Smoking will impede recovery and increase complications. So, if you smoke, give it up!


Makeovers have come a long way. Mommy makeovers began as a trend that is going full steam ahead. If you are thinking about enhancing or rejuvenating your appearance now is the time to pursue your dreams.

For the best and safest outcomes consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has in depth knowledge of and experience with both surgical and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Kenneth Rothaus, invites you to make an appointment for a personal consultation to learn about the exciting transformation you can make. Visit his website for more information.