The term “mommy makeover” has gained traction over the years and has made it to mainstream media. Giving birth is one of the most beautiful things in the world but comes with its challenges. Some of the changes that occur cannot be resolved with exercise and dieting, and thus the need to have a mommy makeover.


A mommy makeover refers to cosmetic procedures used to mitigate pregnancy’s negative effects. One of the allures of the procedures is that they can be tailor-made to an individual. Ideally, a mommy makeover should start with breast and abdomen contouring.

A mommy makeover can include breast augmentation, which is done to restore the fullness of the breasts following breastfeeding an infant. It’s usually achieved using breast implants. A tummy tuck can also be done to improve the woman’s physical appearance.

You don’t have to stop here because you can take it a step further by opting for abdominoplasty and liposuction to get rid of excess fat.


Plastic surgeon Dr. Kirk Moore frequently meets with women who wish to reattain their pre-pregnancy silhouette. Even though childbirth is a tremendous, life-changing event for every mother, it almost always will alter the look, shape, and size of a woman’s body. These sudden physical changes can leave one feeling frustrated. With modern aesthetic techniques, however, it’s possible to once again achieve a slim and toned figure with the help of a mommy makeover. Performed at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah, this surgery involves a blend of fat removal and skin tightening to target the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and thighs, which are typically the areas most affected by childbearing. In addition to this revolutionary procedure, nonsurgical treatments can be used to address surface irregularities brought on post-pregnancy. These can include hyperpigmentation and discoloration from the rapid fluctuation and stretching of the skin during pregnancy.


The right candidates for this surgery are patients who have gone through childbearing and have worked to achieve a tighter body through a clean diet and exercise with few results. In many post-pregnancy cases, surgery can be needed in order to fully reclaim a figure resembling their original state. A Mommy Makeover procedure is ideal for those who have gone through childbirth and are dissatisfied with the effects it has on their physical appearance. This can include deflated, sagging breasts, loose abdominal skin, or unwanted pockets of fat in the hips, flanks, lower back, and buttocks. Dr. Moore’s goal with this effective treatment plan is to help you achieve a shape you’re happy with, allowing you to resume your life without feeling self-conscious about your new body.

As with all procedures, a mommy makeover carries its share of risks. Consider undergoing a mommy makeover if:

  •  You have successfully given birth and fully recovered
  • You are at your ideal recommended weight and plan to maintain it
  • You understand fully the risks and benefits of the procedure
  • You have support prior to and after the surgery


You’re better off refraining from a mommy makeover if:

  • You plan on getting pregnant in the future
  • You have been breastfeeding for a few months before the surgery
  • You don’t plan on maintaining your recommended weight
  •  You have a large abdominal scar from a previous procedure
  • You live with chronic conditions such as diabetes, cancer, and heart disease
  • You’re prone to blood clots and hernias


A mommy makeover is a personalized treatment that is uniquely tailored for female patients by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Moore based on your specific needs and condition. Many procedures can be considered together, the most common being breast lift, breast implants, tummy tuck, and liposuction. These surgeries are performed using general anesthesia, taking 3 – 7 hours, depending on the number of procedures involved in your treatment plan. Your completed mommy makeover might also include several nonsurgical techniques, such as laser treatments and injectables, to soften facial lines and reduce surface imperfections.


It would be best to consult with your surgeon before undergoing Mommy Makeover surgery. Doing so helps you understand what to expect before, during, and after the procedure. Your surgeon will advise you on the recommended practices, including:

  • How to maintain the recommended weight
  • Specific guidelines on drug and substance use
  • Ensuring you have a strong support system and preparing yourself mentally
  • Performing a history examination to understand your overall health and advice on the drugs to use and the ones to refrain from
  • Not to eat or drink anything before the procedure
  • Having a loved one accompany you to drive you home following the procedure


The recovery time following a mommy makeover is dependent on the extent of the surgery. A tummy tuck takes the longest time to heal, at least three months, while others require only a few weeks to completely heal following the procedure.

Some of the factors that can impact the recovery time include

  • The type and extent of the procedure
  • Overall health
  • Age
  • The quality of aftercare you receive

After a brief healing period in our on site surgical facility, you will begin your recovery at home with a good amount of rest. Recovery from a mommy makeover is generally a lengthy process. Walking will be hard the first few days, and a thorough, at-home care protocol will be necessary to make sure the incisions and sutures heal properly. Most women find the healing phase can take about six months. Even though the primary recovery could take months, most patients are able to resume a normal routine within a couple of weeks. Working out should wait for about two months. In the end, this surgery at Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah can be life-changing for women as it helps them reclaim their figure once again.


A mommy makeover comes in handy following pregnancy and breastfeeding. Schedule your Utah Mommy makeover surgery consultation today to learn about the different body procedures, risks, and associated benefits. Your surgeon will also walk you through what to expect before, during, and after the surgery.


How much does a mommy makeover cost?
The cost of a mommy makeover can vary greatly, depending on what you are including in your surgery. During your consultation, Dr. Moore will need to create your treatment plan before he can estimate your costs. A mommy makeover is an investment in reclaiming your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth. Due to the invasiveness of the procedures, it is pertinent to focus on getting the results you want rather than the lowest possible cost. Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah accepts many payment options. A member of our team can also help you find low-interest medical financing so your mommy makeover is easy to afford.

Are Mommy makeovers covered by insurance/can you finance a mommy makeover?

As with many cosmetic procedures, a mommy makeover isn’t covered by health insurance. However, there are other financing options, including savings and loans. At PSI Utah we have different payment options that can help you.

How do I decide what to include in my mommy makeover?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Moore, he will listen to your needs and concerns before examining your body. After this, he can make recommendations regarding which treatments should be a part of your mommy makeover. Most women include breast surgery (augmentation and/or a lift) along with liposuction and a body lift.

What about nonsurgical treatments?
Pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body so nonsurgical treatments are usually not enough to achieve the results you want. During your consultation, Dr. Moore can discuss both surgical and nonsurgical options. Based on your needs and goals, he will let you know if treatments, like nonsurgical fat reduction (like CoolSculpting), laser vaginal rejuvenation, or RF skin tightening, can be considered.

Are mommy makeovers safe?

While mommy makeovers come with associated risks, they are straightforward procedures, and patients should make a full recovery within a couple of weeks when done by certified and experienced surgeons.

Will I have scars?
While a mommy makeover offers a beautiful new shape, it does include some scarring. Dr. Moore will make every effort possible to create clean incisions that are as small as possible. Most scars that result from this surgery can be easily concealed with undergarments or swimsuits. As part of your recovery instructions, Dr. Moore or a member of his team will discuss scar care management so your incisions heal properly.

Are mommy makeovers worth it?

A mommy makeover is worth it and will give you value for your money if you’re looking for a procedure to help you feel and look beautiful following the beautiful journey of pregnancy, giving birth, and breastfeeding. However, the procedure should only be done by a certified surgeon after a full medical examination.


If you are still frustrated with your body after trying to shed those last few pounds, we invite you to call our facility, Plastic Surgery Institute of Utah, in Midvale, UT, where a member of our team can help you learn more about the mommy makeover procedure. Sagging breasts, flabby areas, and other skin irregularities can be fixed with this outstanding surgery. During your consultation, plastic surgeon Dr. Moore will discuss your worries and concerns. From there, he will be able to create a tailored surgical plan to enhance each area. With advanced techniques and incredible surgical skill, it is possible to regain the look you desire.



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