Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and motherhood come with countless rewards, but unfortunately they can take a toll on a woman’s body. After having children and breastfeeding, many mothers feel unhappy about the look of their midsections and breasts. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Josh Olson offers a solution for these concerns with a combination surgery known as a mommy makeover at his plastic surgery practice in Gilbert, AZ. In Scottsdale, Phoenix, Queen Creek, Chandler, and throughout the East Valley, the mommy makeover has become very popular among moms of all ages who want to get back the body they had before children. Dr. Olson can perform a single operation that addresses multiple pregnancy-related issues.

Allow Dr. Olson to restore your body with a mommy makeover. Call our office in Gilbert at (480) 466-7355, or request a consultation online.

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How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost in Scottsdale and Phoenix?

The cost for a mommy makeover that combines body contouring and breast enhancement procedures typically ranges from $20,000 to $30,000. As you can imagine, the price varies quite a bit with the specific combination of procedures included in the surgery. During the consultation, Dr. Olson discusses your aesthetic concerns and goals in detail and then creates a customized surgical plan that’s best suited for you. The $250 consultation fee will be applied to the surgical costs if you decide to move forward with Dr. Olson. Because a mommy makeover requires an experienced, highly trained, board-certified plastic surgeon, many women in the Scottsdale area travel to Gilbert to have Dr. Olson perform the surgery.

Reasons for a Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy and nursing cause size and weight fluctuations from which the body can’t always fully snap back. Although a woman can lose weight after pregnancy through diet and exercise, no amount of healthy living can correct stretched skin, separated abdominal muscles, or loss of breast volume. A mommy makeover can:

  • Remove excess skin from the abdomen
  • Lift the breasts and add shape and volume
  • Repair separated abdominal muscles
  • Shrink and sculpt residual areas of fat
  • Help a woman feel more confident and attractive

Some women decide to have the surgery as soon as they are finished having children, but it is also appropriate for women with grown children who want to give themselves the body they have long wanted.

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Complete the Look

Enhancing a single aspect of your appearance can inspire you to address other areas you wish to improve. Ask Dr. Olson about combining your treatment for a more complete and stunning transformation.

What’s Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Most mommy makeovers include procedures to enhance the breasts and midsection, but the beauty of this combination surgery is that it can be customized to each patient’s needs, which may extend beyond those areas. During your consultation, Dr. Olson will discuss your goals and what can be achieved safely within a single operation. Below are just some of your options.

Tummy Tuck

One of the most common components of a mommy makeover is a tummy tuck to address stretched abdomen skin after pregnancy. During this procedure, Dr. Olson can remove excess skin and tighten the muscles that lie below it. Stretchmarks and scars from a Cesarean section can sometimes be removed during a tummy tuck.

Liposuction

Dr. Olson can perform liposuction in conjunction with a tummy tuck to remove stubborn midsection fat, but he can also address fat in other areas that might be concerns for mothers, such as the thighs and flanks.

Brazilian Butt Lift

Dr. Olson can harvest your own fat from one area of the body where it is unwanted and transfer it to the buttocks in a Brazilian butt lift. This popular procedure can create a more rounded, appealing shape and help restore an hourglass figure.

Body Sculpting

Dr. Olson is one of a few plastic surgeons in the Scottsdale area who perform a wide array of body sculpting options, including arm lift surgery and lower body lift, which affects the buttocks, hips, and thighs. These options may be part of a combination procedure.

Breast Lift

Another very common component of a mommy makeover, a breast lift elevates and reshapes breasts to create a perkier, more youthful appearance. Weight changes and nursing can sometimes exacerbate sagging, which also comes with age, and a breast lift can help.

Breast Augmentation

Some mothers also lose volume in their breasts after pregnancy, so Dr. Olson can perform breast augmentation. At his practice in Gilbert, women can choose from a variety of breast implant options in a range of sizes and styles.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Sometimes, mommy makeover patients are also interested in facial rejuvenation. A surgical procedure, such as a facelift or rhinoplasty, can enhance facial contours and restore a more youthful, vibrant appearance.

Nonsurgical Treatments

Nonsurgical treatments, such as BOTOX® Cosmetic or filler injections, can also be components of a combination procedure. Patients can complement their mommy makeovers with Renuvion® (J-Plasma®) skin tightening treatments or MOXI® laser skin rejuvenation. Cellulite or stubborn fat deposits can also be addressed with Cellfina® and CoolSculpting®.  

 

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How Long Does It Take To Recover From a Mommy Makeover?

In general, mommy makeover patients are ready to return to normal daily activities and sedentary jobs within 2 to 3 weeks. Dr. Olson will provide you with detailed instructions to keep you comfortable during your recovery. Your downtime will depend on which procedures you opt for, but the length of recovery is about as long as if you had gotten a tummy tuck on its own.

What Are the Benefits of Combining Procedures?

While multiple areas will be sore and your mobility will be more limited after mommy makeover surgery, combining procedures provides most patients the following benefits:

  • A single recovery period that minimizes the total time taken off from work and the need for help around the house.
  • Reduced cost over having the procedures separately because the surgical facility and anesthesia fees are paid once.
  • Full-body restoration all at once.

How Long Before I See My Final Results?

Improvement from a mommy makeover is immediately noticeable as patients enjoy more shapely breasts, a flatter abdomen, and firmer contours. Swelling is normal and may take 4 to 6 weeks to subside in liposuctioned areas. Breast implants can take 3 to 4 months to settle into their final shape. The vast majority of Dr. Olson’s mommy makeover patients are excited to have their bodies look more like they did before pregnancy and breastfeeding—or even better.

Mommy Makeover FAQs

How much weight do you lose with a mommy makeover?

While a mommy makeover is not considered a weight loss procedure, it does sculpt the body in a way that often leads to a reduction in dress size (typically 2 to 3 sizes on average).

Can a mommy makeover fix diastasis recti?

Diastasis recti is a condition commonly associated with pregnancy where the muscles of the abdomen become stretched or separated. If your mommy makeover with Dr. Olson includes a tummy tuck, he will be able to fix your diastasis recti by suturing the muscles back together.

Should I lose weight before surgery?

We recommend that patients be at a stable, healthy weight before pursuing surgery. If you are more than 10 to 15 pounds from your ideal weight, losing weight prior to your procedure can reduce your risk of complications, facilitate an easier recovery, and enhance your surgical results.

Will I need help during the recovery period?

Mommy makeovers are some of the more involved cosmetic surgery procedures, given that multiple areas of the face and body may be addressed at once. You will need to have a support system in place to allow you to get the rest you need to heal, especially if you have young children.

How painful is the procedure?

Patients will feel some soreness and discomfort in the days following their procedure, but the pain is typically manageable with pain medication. Following all postoperative instructions and balancing rest with slow, gentle walks early on can facilitate a smooth, comfortable recovery.

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