Mommy Makeover

Plastic Surgeons Serving San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Santa Clara & Nearby South Bay, California

Motherhood can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. For many women, motherhood also involves tremendous sacrifice and bodily changes. The demands of parenthood commonly cause mothers to get less sleep, exercise and adequate nutrition than they previously enjoyed.

However, even with proper diet and exercise, you may struggle to regain your body’s former shape. A mommy makeover can help recapture your youthful beauty and improve your self-image.

To learn more about mommy makeovers at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, please contact us today at 650-934-7020 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons. We welcome patients from the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.

What Is Mommy Makeover Surgery?

Following childbirth, your body will naturally begin to return to its pre-pregnancy shape, but many women find that their bodies don’t make a complete return. A mommy makeover utilizes a variety of procedures and treatments to help restore your body’s pre-pregnancy contours.

Common issues that mommy makeovers address include:

  • Deposits of excess fat
  • Stretched or separated abdominal muscles
  • Protruding abdominal fat and skin
  • Loose skin
  • Stretch marks
  • Sagging, elongated breasts
  • Loss of breast firmness
  • Deflated, misshapen breasts
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Stretched vaginal tissue

A mommy makeover isn’t just one procedure. It involves a number of procedures combined to achieve the trim, toned body contour you desire. These procedures may be performed simultaneously or over time.

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Procedures in a Mommy Makeover

close-up of stretch marks on woman's bellyYour mommy makeover is a completely customized combination of procedures which is designed just for you. During your free initial consultation, you will meet personally with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons and discuss your goals, concerns and expectations.

Depending on your unique needs and characteristics, your mommy makeover may include any of the procedures listed below:

Tummy Tuck

Tummy tucks are often one of the first procedures our mommy makeover patients want to discuss. Childbearing can have a tremendous impact on your abdomen. After you’ve welcomed your new child into the world, you may find that you are left with excess fat deposits, loose skin, and abdominal muscles that don’t seem to respond to proper diet and exercise.

During pregnancy, you may experience a separation of abdominal muscles as the baby grows outward. For many women, surgery is the only effective option for repairing this muscle damage. A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, removes excess fat and skin and the separated muscles are rejoined.


While not a weight loss technique, liposuction can help you achieve a trim, attractive body contour by removing unwanted fat deposits from the abdomen, back or thighs. Liposuction is often performed in conjunction with a tummy tuck to achieve a more dramatic transformation in the abdominal region.

Breast Augmentation

The effects of child birth and nursing may leave you with breasts that have lost volume and size. Breast augmentation is the most popular breast surgery procedure today, and can give you the full, natural-looking breasts you desire and the renewed confidence you deserve.

Breast augmentation provides you with a number of choices to achieve the look you want. You may want to regain the breast shape you enjoyed before the birth of your child, or you may choose to enlarge your breasts to match the fuller appearance that pregnancy and breastfeeding gave you.

Our talented and experienced breast surgeons will discuss your goals and all of your options during your free initial consultation. Some of the topics you will discuss may involve:

  • The type of implant you’d like, such as silicone or saline
  • Incision placement options
  • Implant placement location

Breast Lift

Breast lifts are popular surgical procedures that can lift and restore the youthful appearance of your breasts. Following childbirth, many women are left with breasts that sag or droop due to a loss of breast tissue and skin elasticity.

In many cases, patients choose to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery to achieve optimal results.

Breast Reduction

Although there is typically a natural reduction in breast size that leaves women with sagging, empty-looking breasts, some women find that their breasts remain larger than desired following child birth. In these cases, breast reduction surgery may be an ideal solution.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

Feminine rejuvenation is another important part of helping you feel as confident as your pre-baby self. Our physicians will discuss this safe and effective treatment with you and explain all of the benefits you can expect to receive form treatment.

Skin Rejuvenation

When choosing to undergo a significant transformation, many of our mommy makeover patients elect to enhance their surgical results with non-surgical skin rejuvenation treatments, such as:

No matter what your specific goals may be, our skilled and highly-trained plastic surgeons use the latest and most advanced technology to provide you with beautiful, natural-looking results and the safest, most effective care available.

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Mommy Makeover Recovery

The recovery processes and times of mommy makeovers vary widely from patient to patient based on the combination of procedures chosen. While the details may vary, adhering to the pre- and post-operative instructions given to you by our experienced plastic surgeons is one of the most important aspects of your mommy makeover procedure.

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Because mommy makeovers can involve multiple simultaneous procedures, it’s crucial to allow uninterrupted time for your body to rest and heal. Simply resting can be a particular challenge for new mothers, considering the many responsibilities of parenthood. Having adequate support from family and loved ones during this time is crucial.

Following your procedures, our surgeons will fit you with the necessary bandages and garments to help maximize healing and minimize swelling. You will also receive thorough post-operative instructions to ensure your recovery is as quick and comfortable as possible. These instructions may include recommendations involving:

  • Care for all of the areas where you underwent treatment
  • Medications to assist in healing and pain relief
  • When to consider returning to work
  • What to watch for during your recovery process
  • How frequently to schedule follow-up appointments

Recovery periods typically last around three to four weeks. It’s important to limit your activities and avoid exercising during this time. With proper diet and exercise after your recovery, your mommy makeover results should be rewarding and last for years to come.

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Am I a Good Candidate for Mommy Makeover Surgery?

mom holding her babyOur highly trained and experienced board-certified plastic surgeons understand the unique physical issues that arise during pregnancy and childbirth and which procedures can best address your specific needs and goals to produce the most attractive, long-lasting results.

We recommend that any mother wait at least six months after childbirth before undergoing a mommy makeover, although is some cases, it’s best to wait even longer. You should have accomplished your weight loss goals and be near your goal weight before getting a tummy tuck. You should wait until you have finished breast feeding and lactation before any breast surgery.

Generally speaking, you may a good candidate for a mommy makeover if you are:

  • Not going to have more children
  • In good physical health
  • A non-smoker
  • Prepared to undergo surgery and follow specific pre- and post-operative instructions
  • Able to take time away from your daily activities to rest and recover

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Why Choose Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery for Your Mommy Makeover?

Even more than with single procedures, combination treatments require a wealth of knowledge, technical skill and experience. It is crucial to choose a plastic surgeon who has the education, credentials and proven record of success necessary to earn your trust and provide the elegant and natural-looking results you desire.

With an experienced and respected team of board-certified plastic surgeons, Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery boasts an unparalleled depth of knowledge in the fields of breast, facial and body-contouring procedures. This comprehensive range of interests, expertise and experience provides a level of skill and knowledge that you simply can’t get from another practice.

First and foremost, we are doctors. Our primary goals are your safety, comfort and exceptional results. Our state-of-the-art surgical centers are fully accredited. Our advanced technology, continued training and commitment to excellence ensure you will be receiving the finest care available today.

Beyond our passion for excellence is the unwavering commitment to you, our patient. We take great pride in our individualized approach to patient care. We don’t see you as a collection of body parts, but as a unique individual, and we treat you as such, with compassion, honesty and integrity.

We are passionate about people and results, but don’t just take our word for it. We encourage you to read our reviews and visit our before and after gallery to see our stunning, life-changing results for yourself.

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How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

The cost of a mommy makeover can vary significantly from patient to patient, depending on the extent of work being done and the procedures involved. During your free initial consultation at Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery, you will meet personally with one of our skilled plastic surgeons to discuss your goals and all of your treatment options.

We will fully explain what every procedure entails and answer all of your questions, including our payment and financing options. You will be given an estimate of what you can expect to pay so you can make an informed decision.

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Schedule Your Free Mommy Makeover Consultation Today

To learn for yourself why so many women turn to Altos Oaks Plastic Surgery for their mommy makeovers, we invite you to schedule a free consultation today by completing the form on this page or calling 650-934-7020. We proudly serve the Silicon Valley and Bay Area, including Palo Alto, Mountain View, San Jose and San Francisco, California.

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