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Understanding the Mommy Makeover Procedure

/ Dr. Aric Aghayan
Mommy Makeover Procedure

Mommy makeover procedure? What is it?

Kids are a blessing for all of us. But women know childbearing can wreak havoc on the body. Between the sagging breasts, weight gain, and stretch marks, it can be hard to imagine regaining your pre-pregnancy appearance.

But a mommy makeover in Portland can transform your body in incredible ways! In one procedure, you can rejuvenate the shape and look of your body after your baby is born. Those annoying changes in your body from pregnancy can be history. Imagine improving the appearance of your:

  • Breasts
  • Abdomen
  • Waist
  • Buttocks
  • Genitalia

The typical mommy makeover can be done all at once. But your plastic surgeon will determine the best options for you.

But just imagine: With a mommy makeover, you can tone and shape your body to look years younger – as you did before the baby. Now, you’re blessed with your children AND a rocking body!

This guide offers everything you need to know about mommy makeovers, the procedures used, what to expect, and much more. Read on to learn more about plastic surgery and how these procedures can help change your life and your self confidence

Why Do People Get A Mommy Makeover?

We’ll break down all the standard mommy makeover procedures in a bit. But let’s think about this: There are so many cosmetic surgeries available. Why do so many women flock to a mommy makeover? Here’s why:

  • It’s a terrific value: Why should you pay for 4-5 cosmetic procedures separately? Usually, you can do all of them in a mommy makeover. You save big bucks on the medical facility, anesthesia, and equipment. And, you don’t have to go through your mommy makeover recovery several times.
  • Stunning results fast: Women get giddy about mommy makeovers because they see their mommy makeover results so fast. You don’t have to wait months to see your new body! Enjoy it right after you recover.
  • One time: No stress about four or five separate recoveries. Knock it all out at once.
  • Boost your look: After childbirth, the last thing you want is to be down about your body. Now you can fix your look with one surgical procedure and enjoy your children feeling great about yourself.
  • Tighten those abs: Your abdominal muscles usually stretch a ton as your baby grows. They can even separate permanently, leaving flab behind. But your mommy makeover can fix that by stitching them back together.
  • Clothes fit like a dream: After childbirth, your clothes may not fit as you like. Even if you drop that baby weight, you still could have sagging breasts or nagging stomach fat.

Mommy Makeover Procedures Breakdown

A mommy makeover sounds enticing, right? But what exactly is involved? Every person is different, but many mommy makeovers include these procedures:

Breast Augmentation and Lift

Mommy Makeover Process

Your breasts droop as the years roll by. When you add pregnancy and nursing to the natural aging process, things can go haywire down there. Breasts sag more and also loses firmness and volume after your baby is born.

A Portland breast lift or Portland breast augmentation will cut away extra skin and tissue to lift your ‘girls’ back to their rightful position. A breast lift is a breast surgery that helps to give your breasts a more youthful figure. Unlike a breast augmentation that is primarily focused on size, a breast life is aimed at shape and placement. While breast reduction surgery is a popular surgery among certain women, rarely is this found in a mommy makeover. After your breast lift your figure will look young and attractive again. Your surgeon will recommend saline or silicone implants if you want larger breasts, too.

Tummy Tuck

If you hate that saggy, flabby stomach with all that excess skin after pregnancy, a tummy tuck is for you. Sagging skin is one of the changes that can come after pregnancy

As your tummy grows during those nine months, your skin and muscles stretch. A Portland tummy tuck cuts out the extra, flabby excess skin and fat and stitches up your abdominal muscles. You’ll love the look and feel of your abs again after your tummy tuck.


Some women can lose their baby weight on their own, and that’s great! But you still can have annoying pockets of fat hanging around, no matter how much you diet and work out. Diet and exercise can only do so much sometimes. Liposuction is an effective cosmetic surgery that can help give you the extra help you need. Among body contouring procedures, liposuction is one of the most sought out.

But Portland liposuction can quickly suck away that stubborn fat. You have done your best with diet and exercise, now let lipo take the rest so you can say goodbye to fat on your love handles, arms, back, thighs, belly, and hips! After body contouring you’ll see your gorgeous curves again, and you’ll love them.

Fat Transfer

If you want liposuction, fat transfer is a viable option. This means transferring your fat to other body parts that need additional volume. For example, your plastic surgeon can suck fat from your belly and inject it into your breasts. Don’t worry: Your surgeon will wash and purify your fat before it’s re-injected into your body.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

This procedure using Thermiva is becoming more popular. Instead of surgery to tighten the vagina and vulva, Thermiva uses radiofrequency energy to tighten and ton your vaginal tissues.

What You Can Expect – A Mommy Makeover Guide

Ready for that mommy makeover? Outstanding! But let’s review what you can expect during the mommy makeover process:

  • Consultation: Your surgeon will review your goals during this initial consultation. They will ask what you don’t like about your post-pregnancy body and what you want to change. Other subjects of conversation will be your body type, healthy weight, proportions, skin laxity, and fat tissue.
  • Procedure: Depending on what cosmetic surgery you want, your surgeon may do a tummy tuck, breast lift, fat transfer, and more. Read the above information to learn more about standard mommy makeover procedures.
  • Aftermath: After your procedure, expect one to three days of recovery in the hospital and a few days of prescription pain drugs.
  • Recovery: Most women can return to work in 10 days. Three weeks of bruising is typical. Expect swelling for two to eight weeks. Make sure to eat a healthy diet during this recovery period. Make sure to monitor your mommy makeover scars to make sure everything is healing properly.

Request a Mommy Makeover Consultation

Have you dreamed of your body before you had children and thought it a pipe dream? It’s not! Dr. Aric Aghayan is proud to serve Portland area patients at his practice, Après Plastic Surgery. He will consult with you for your Portland mommy makeover procedure today. He’ll go over the options, your goals, mommy makeover cost, and more to determine if you’re an ideal candidate for a mommy makeover surgery.


Embrace Your Evolution

Enjoy the pinnacle of cosmetic surgery expertise with board-certified Portland Plastic Surgeon Dr. Aric Aghayan at Après Plastic Surgery. With a legacy of over 1600 successful body contouring procedures, Dr. Aghayan stands as the foremost specialist in advanced body contouring technology and treatment options. Take the next big step on your beauty journey by scheduling a comprehensive plastic surgery consultation with Dr. Aghayan today.

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