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Is Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgery Worth It?

Motherhood is an extraordinary journey that brings both challenges and rewards. The physical and emotional impact of parenthood extends well past pregnancy, and when combined with the normal effects of aging, many parents find their self-confidence taking a hit.

Although many women embrace their postnatal bodies, others yearn to return to their pre-pregnancy bodies. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your post-pregnancy body, you may have heard of a mommy makeover.

Is a mommy makeover procedure worth it? That depends on your goals!

What is a mommy makeover?

Every woman’s body responds differently to pregnancy and breastfeeding. You may experience significant weight gain, excess skin after weight loss, or stretch marks. A mommy makeover is actually a combination of cosmetic procedures that restore a more youthful appearance.

A mommy makeover can also resolve physical problems that develop as part of pregnancy. For example, excess skin or sagging breasts can result in chafing or pressure sores. Pregnancy can also cause strain and damage to your abdominal muscles that can be corrected as part of a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty).

Liposuction can also be included to remove excess fat in problem areas. As an accompaniment to a healthy lifestyle, liposuction can improve your appearance, comfort, and health.

Breast augmentation, reduction, or lift can restore the appearance of your breasts after breastfeeding or relieve discomfort from large or sagging breasts. During your consultation, we’ll discuss which type of procedure will best meet your needs.

The mommy makeover procedure is curated for your specific needs. Each mommy makeover patient gets a custom treatment to get back to their pre-baby body.

Is a mommy makeover worth it?

What types of procedures can I choose?

Mommy makeovers traditionally target post-pregnancy body changes, but you could add other rejuvenation procedures for any area of your body you’re unhappy with, including:

  • Breast reduction: This procedure is ideal if you suffer from back pain or other discomfort because your breasts are too large.
  • Breast enhancement: If your breasts have sagged from age or weight loss, silicone or saline breast implants can enhance their volume and shape, or a breast lift can restore their perkier shape.
  • Facial rejuvenation: If you want to look as young as you feel, you could consider a facelift or Botox to reduce fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Body contouring: Consider this procedure if you’re unhappy with your arms, thighs, or buttocks.

What are the physical and emotional benefits of a mommy makeover?

Pregnancy and breastfeeding change how a woman’s body looks, feels, and reacts, which can lead to feelings of insecurity and diminished self-worth. 

Although mommy makeover surgery is primarily aesthetic, it can improve your functionality. For instance, a tummy tuck doesn’t just give you a flatter stomach; it can also repair torn or stretched abdominal muscles, improving back pain and posture.

However, a mommy makeover isn’t just about transforming you physically; it’s about restoring your self-esteem and confidence. After a mommy makeover, you may feel younger and that your looks are more aligned with how you feel inside, which can positively impact your personal and professional lives.

What can’t a mommy makeover do?

While the results of plastic surgery can be life-changing, it can’t halt aging or replace the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. 

For instance, liposuction removes fat cells, but it’s still possible for significant weight gain to occur post-surgery. Similarly, a tummy tuck can remove stretch marks and loose skin but won’t prevent new ones from returning.

However, if you practice a good skincare routine, eat a balanced diet, and exercise regularly, it’s possible to preserve the results of a mommy makeover for many years.

How long is the recovery period for a mommy makeover?

Depending on which procedures you choose, your downtime can range from a few days to several weeks. For example, your recovery time from liposuction will likely be shorter than from a tummy tuck or breast surgery.

Post-surgery, you’ll have to limit any strenuous activities and avoid heavy lifting to avoid opening your incisions and delaying your recovery. You may need to plan ahead for childcare assistance or to have a friend check in on you while you’re resting.

Pain, swelling, and discomfort are natural after surgery. However, Dr. Saber will advise you on medications and aftercare to ensure they’re kept to a minimum.

Guaranteed mommy makeover safety and satisfaction

Your safety and satisfaction are paramount to Dr. Saber. At your consultation, she will discuss your goals, address any fears you may have, and work with you to design a mommy makeover that fits your unique situation before you move forward with surgery.

Is a mommy makeover worth it?

During your consultation, Dr. Saber will also go over expected results, possible risks, and the mommy makeover cost based on your specific selection of procedures.

As a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Saber knows that any surgical procedure comes with some level of risk, but her unparalleled reputation speaks for itself when it comes to managing that risk. Because a mommy makeover is performed under general anesthesia, Dr. Saber always works with board-certified anesthesiologists to ensure maximum patient safety.

Considering a mommy makeover? Contact Saber Plastic Surgery

Dr. Saber is a board-certified plastic surgeon and member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. She prides herself on delivering cosmetic surgery results that look natural and last. With her years of experience, she can advise you on and develop a personalized plan for any plastic surgery procedure, allowing you to regain your youthful appearance and vitality.

Call (877) 205-4100 to request a consultation or schedule a consultation online. You can also view past patients’ mommy makeover before and after images.

Conveniently located in Encino, CA, the practice of Dr. Saber is accessible to patients throughout the Los Angeles area. We are also convenient to Woodland Hills, Sherman Oaks, Calabasas, Burbank, Glendale, Hidden Hills, Agoura Hills, Northridge, North Hollywood, Malibu, Topanga, Canoga Park, Reseda, Valley Glen, Chatsworth, West Hills, Winnetka, Universal City, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Downtown Los Angeles, Silverlake, and Echo Park.

Dr. Saber graduated from Stanford University’s world-renowned medical school and did her plastic and reconstructive surgery residency at the equally lauded University of Southern California. She then completed a fellowship at New York University in the extremely challenging and delicate disciplines of hand surgery and microsurgery.

Dr. Saber offers a more sensitive, female perspective for patients of all ages, genders, and orientations. Former patients from all walks of life have praised not only their treatment outcomes but her caring, thoughtful approach to a wide array of appearance and health-related matters.
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    I was fortunate to find Dr. Saber after researching board-certified surgeons who specialize in breast cancer reconstruction revision surgery. I knew I was in good hands from the moment I spoke with the lovely and efficient Marlene, Dr Saber's office manager. Dr Saber patiently listened to my concerns and, after examining me, explained what I could realistically expect the outcome to be from another surgery. She also explained to me that she would need to review my previous surgery notes before we could discuss a possible further surgery, which I found comforting and highly ethical. I also discussed a couple of other procedures that I would like done, including fat removal from my large upper arms that had caused me great embarrassment for several years. Dr. Saber is an excellent surgeon who is incredibly kind and genuine. She truly understands the female body and the emotional aspect of body insecurities yet, she is transparent about what can and cannot be done and takes time to discuss realistic expectations and outcomes. My breast reconstruction revision surgery will take place in the New Year, but in the meantime, I have the most fabulous upper arms that I recently flaunted in a strapless dress (something I have not done in years). Dr Saber is truly one of a kind, and I still cannot believe how fortunate I am to have found her. I highly recommend Dr Saber.

    Linda DeCarlo November 29, 2023

    I don’t have enough wonderful words to describe Dr Saber and Marlene! I had a tummy tuck done this year and from start to finish the entire experience was amazing. Marlene is always so helpful and works so hard to make every detail a breeze for you. When I had my consultation with Dr Saber I was at a point of complete agony with my body. She instantly took that stress and frustration off my shoulders! As a woman not being heard by doctors for years I left that consultation with happy tears knowing I had finally found my Dr. It was a major surgery and I felt completely zen and at peace going in because she really does make you feel that safe. I didn’t think I would ever look the way I do now! She gave me the gift of having the body I kept fighting for. I will never stop recommending her.

    Monica Prusa October 9, 2023

    I saw Dr. Saber when I broke my wrist. I ended up having to have surgery. She did an excellent job and I am healing nicely. She was very professional, but was also very kind and compassionate. I would highly recommend her!!

    Sandy Schaupp September 13, 2022

    I LOVED DR SABER!!! There are a few reasons why I chose her. One was because she’s a female Doctor that was my goal who also did a good job (which I was able to confirm with all her before and after photos) and what sold me was my safety in mind. She made me feel like I was in the best hands ever along with Marlene who coordinated everything THANK YOU LADIES! Dr Saber helped me get back the body I have always desired. I had a lot of stomach fat from weight gain and I lost weight so a lot of my weight was in my front lower and upper abdomen. Now I have a super beautiful curvy body like an hourglass after a tummy tuck and lipo she did. She understood the assignment hahaha . I’m 32 years old no kids just wanted to enjoy my younger body looking and feeling beautiful and she really took good care of me. Even after hours I had an emergency due to my fault but she was there and got back to me very quickly and I’m very grateful. I also think her work says a lot because I stopped taking pain medication on the 3rd day after surgery and was fine with very minimal pain I was able to tolerate the healing process. Highly recommend going with her I just had a wonderful experience and would do it all over again if I had too. Maybe after I have kids. Thanks Dr Saber and team <3

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    Dr.Saber is by far one of the best plastic surgeons. I love how she takes her time to explain any procedure to the patients understanding. She always makes sure to answers any and all questions.From fillers to body contours she’s the one you want.

    Katherine Melara February 15, 2022

    Dr Saber is amazing! She is caring and very informative. I went in for fillers and she explained procedure step by step. I highly recommend her and look forward to future visits.

    Amanda Vazquez December 18, 2020

    Dr. Saber was friendly, knowledgeable and professional. She took time to listen, answer all my questions and was forthright in her recommendations. Her staff was friendly and helpful. I was very happy with the results and plan on going back. If you are looking for a first rate professional experience look no further she is the doctor for you!

    T R December 18, 2020

    Dr. Saber is one of a kind plastic surgeon with a heart of gold. She is a well verse plastic surgeon that puts her patient's needs before anything else. She genuinely cares about every single patient, and her work speaks for itself. I notice every post-operative result on her Instagram (@saberplasticsurgery) the patients have this glow that radiates through. I have been going to Dr. Saber for my Botox for the past 3 years, and love the results every time. I know who I will be going to for any future plastic surgery needs, and will confidently refer family and friends to Dr. Saber for any Botox, fillers, and plastic surgery consultations.

    Rudy Garcia December 16, 2020

    I have nothing but great things to say about Dr. Saber! I am so pleased with my results from a breast augmentation she performed on me back in late June! She answered all my questions and concerns before and after my surgery. She’s very easy to get in contact with and she’s so nice. She made feel so comfortable throughout the whole process. 100/10 Lover her work!!

    Amanda Villegas October 15, 2020

    Dr Saber is hands down the best surgeon! She took her time answering my questions and explained procedure in detail. After doing liposuction six months ago, I am extremely happy with my results and I appreciate her so much.

    Marlene Cosentino October 15, 2020

    Dr. Saber is so kind and thorough with her patients! She is an amazing doctor and genuinely cars about everyone she comes in contact with. I would recommend her to anyone for any hand surgery or cosmetic procedure.

    Rachel Meach October 15, 2020