What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy can be hard on a woman’s body: The muscles and tissues expand to accommodate the baby, especially in the abdomen, hips, and breasts. Many times, the breasts also lose volume and firmness as they return to their original size. Although diet and exercise may help you lose some of your post-pregnancy weight, plastic surgery is often the only way to restore a tight, shapely figure. The mommy makeover offered at Clevens Face and Body Specialists in Merritt Island and Melbourne, FL combines several techniques to restore your physique. Our practice specializes in providing an exceptional, five-star experience for our mommy makeover patients, and we can perform breast augmentation, a breast lift, tummy tuck surgery, and Liponique Body Contouring procedures to help you reach your goals.

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The Beauty of a Mommy Makeover

How this magnificent procedure helps our patients feel the love—for themselves.

Here at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, we love the mommy makeover, and we love how it makes our patients feel. A mommy makeover can help women feel more beautiful, more feminine, more whole, and simply sexier. Particularly when performed after a woman has children, a mommy makeover can restore a woman’s figure, as well as her confidence, and ultimately makes her feel like herself again. For the surgeons and staff at Clevens Face and Body Specialists, it’s incredibly rewarding to be part of someone’s life when they give themselves the gift of a Mommy Makeover, because the results can be dramatic and life-changing!

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A Team of Experienced Specialists, Working for You

The mommy makeover is a unique bespoke procedure, with each treatment plan being customized directly to the needs, goals, and body type of the patient. When you visit Clevens Face and Body Specialists for your mommy makeover, you’ll be working with a team of true specialists who can offer you the best of both worlds, thanks to the combined expertise of surgeons who specialize in facial plastic surgery, as well as a team of board-certified breast and body plastic surgery specialists. Each of our surgeons focuses solely on their area of expertise, so you won’t be working with a practitioner who performs your procedure every so often.

Your transformative cosmetic journey will take place under the guidance of an expert in their field, so you can look forward to world-class results that are offered in a relaxing and welcoming environment. We’re here to guide and support our patients at every step of their cosmetic journey, from their first preoperative consultation to the completion of their recovery process and beyond. We form lasting relationships with our patients and will be here to ensure that you feel cared for and empowered as you get ready to enjoy your life-affirming mommy makeover results.

When to Consider a Mommy Makeover

If you want to regain your body confidence after having children, you may benefit from a mommy makeover body lift. The mommy makeover is ideal for women who are interested in enhancing their figure with a toned abdomen, lifted breasts, and a tummy tuck. 

Our team of highly experienced, board-certified body contouring plastic surgeons will customize your makeover to your body goals, using the information learned during your in-person consultation to create results that empower you to feel as attractive and confident as you deserve to feel.  While you can still have children after your mommy makeover, we recommend waiting on this procedure until you’re finished building your family, to maximize the benefits of your surgery.

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The Benefits of the Mommy Makeover Procedure

Your mommy makeover will be customized to meet your needs, and we’ll help you determine the best procedures to accomplish this goal.

The most significant benefits of a mommy makeover include:

  • Performing multiple procedures at one time helps minimize downtime and address all areas of concern.
  • Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures lift and restore fullness to your bust.
  • A tummy tuck helps to remove loose skin and tightens the abdominal muscles.
  • Liponique, our signature approach to liposuction, safely removes excess fat deposits and reveals attractive, youthful body contours.

Building a World-Class Team

Our founder Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS built Clevens Face and Body Specialists to offer a new level of cosmetic excellence, brought to life by a team of surgical specialists who offer approachability and experience in equal measure.

With over 25 years of experience and Ivy League training informing his work, he took care to assemble a staff that lives up to his tremendously high standards for excellence. This means that you’ll enjoy a truly elevated standard of care delivered by specialists who offer you an impressive degree of experience and guidance.

Your Consultation: What to Expect

Your consultation is our opportunity to learn all there is to know about your cosmetic goals. We’ll also get to know your medical history and learn about your physical characteristics before exploring the wide variety of treatment options that are available to you.

We’ll talk you through the benefits and limitations that come with each procedure before working together to construct a treatment plan that will create your ideal results. You’ll get to raise any concerns you may have, and we’ll give you detailed information about the procedure and recovery period.

You’ll receive information about everything from the surgical techniques to the experience you can anticipate as you rest and recover. We’ll be available to you at every step of the process, so you can feel supported and confident as you get ready to enjoy your results.

If you’re interested in breast augmentation as part of your mommy makeover, we can even take measurements and give you the opportunity to try on implant sizers in a sports bra, giving you an accurate sense of the implant size that will be most appropriate for your goals and physique.

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Procedures Involved in a Mommy Makeover

Our expert team of surgeons will combine multiple treatments for your customized mommy makeover. Our board-certified breast and body plastic surgery specialists take care to place incisions in areas that enable them to be concealed under clothing and swimwear, so they’ll be easily hidden after your recovery period is over.  The most common procedures in a full-body makeover include:

  • Tummy Tuck: This procedure improves the appearance of your abdomen by removing excess skin and fat, tightening connective tissues, and repositioning the skin for a more toned appearance.
  • Liposuction: Our exclusive Liponique body contouring liposuction can be customized to your goals, removing fat for a slimmer physique and contouring your post-pregnancy body.
  • Breast Augmentation: This procedure increases breast size by placing an implant beneath the breast tissue or chest muscles. 
  • Breast Lift: This procedure removes excess tissue and reshapes breasts for a lifted, perky appearance.
  • Breast Reduction: Reduce your breast size for a more balanced look or to alleviate discomfort.
  • Facial Procedures: Depending upon your objectives, your surgery may even require one of our board-certified facial plastic surgeons. After all, the purpose is comprehensive rejuvenation that makes you feel just like yourself. 

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Recovery After Your Mommy Makeover

Most women are able to head home and begin recovering from their mommy makeover procedure on the very same day. You’ll need a friend or family member to drive you home as the anesthesia wears off. The entire recovery process will take 10 days to six weeks, depending on the treatments you choose. 

Most patients return to work about 10 to 14 days after their surgery, though we recommend waiting about six weeks before you resume any kind of heavy exercise. As your body fully heals over the course of three to four months, you'll see the benefits of your mommy makeover continue to reveal themselves.

Keeping You As Comfortable As Possible

To make your recovery process as comfortable as possible, we’ll offer you a game-changing local analgesic medicine called Exparel, to be used while you’re still asleep during your procedure. Exparel minimizes post-procedure discomfort and reduces the need for any narcotic medications (and the nausea they cause).

Exparel is often combined with TXA (tranexamic acid) and your body’s own natural healing cells to reduce bruising, minimize discomfort, and speed up the healing process. During your consultation, we can discuss whether this option is right for you, giving you the ability to get back to your daily routine without a significant delay.

What Our Patients Say

Hear from one of our mommy makeover patients.

“I just overall feel so much more confident in myself, and I feel OK to be in a shirt without a sweater on and I feel OK to wear a skirt without tights. I feel just overall like a huge weight has been lifted off of me, literally, and I feel so much more confident since having this procedure done.”

–Danielle M., Rockledge, Florida

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Hear Danielle’s Story

Take a look at this video detailing the experiences of one of our most satisfied mommy makeover patients. If you’d like to hear the story of another patient who has undergone a similar procedure, don’t hesitate to let us know during your consultation.

Danielle’s Mommy Makeover Story

Contact Clevens Face and Body Specialists

Schedule your private and comprehensive consultation with Clevens Face and Body Specialists to discuss your options for a mommy makeover. We’ll work with you to customize your mommy makeover to fit your desires, thanks to a carefully built team of surgeons that has decades of experience working with all body types.

When you’re ready to learn more about the impressive team Dr. Clevens put together to help you realize your cosmetic goals, we’re here to help. Simply reach out to our Merritt Island or Melbourne, FL offices and set up your consultation with a member of our team.

Mommy Makeover FAQ

Is the mommy makeover a good method for weight loss?

How long will my mommy makeover results last?

Will my incisions be visible after my mommy makeover?

What are the potential complications of a mommy makeover?

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

Is the mommy makeover a good method for weight loss?

The mommy makeover procedure is not a means of weight loss. While liposuction can help remove excess fat, the tummy tuck and breast enhancement treatments are purely sculpting procedures. In fact, the ideal candidate for a mommy makeover will be close to an ideal, stable weight.

How long will my mommy makeover results last?

While the results from a mommy makeover can be long-lasting, it is important to continue with a healthy lifestyle and consistent exercise routine. Significant weight gain or additional pregnancies can undo the surgical results. The longest-lasting results are found in women who maintain a stable weight.

Will my incisions be visible after my mommy makeover?

Visible incision lines will remain after your mommy makeover, though our expert surgeons use very careful placement and closure techniques to ensure that they are difficult to notice after the healing process.

What are the potential complications of a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover is considered a safe procedure. Any surgical technique will carry some risk of complications. Although rare, potential problems following a mommy makeover can include excessive bleeding and infection. During your consultation, we’ll make you aware of any potential risks that might come along with the specific procedures in your mommy makeover surgery.

How much does a mommy makeover cost?

Like other plastic surgery procedures, the price of a mommy makeover will vary based on a number of factors including the training, education, and experience of your plastic surgeon, as well as where the procedure is performed. In addition—because a mommy makeover typically includes a combination of procedures such as breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, liposuction, or a tummy tuck—the cost of your mommy makeover will depend on exactly which procedures you choose. At our practice in Central Florida, mommy makeovers are performed by experienced board-certified plastic surgeons who specialize in breast surgery and body contouring and typically cost $15,000 and up. To learn more, reach out and set up a consultation with an experienced member of our team.

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