That little bundle of joy might be the best thing that ever happened to you, but they’re probably not the best thing that’s ever happened to your body. Many women consider a mommy makeover after childbirth to undo the physical effects of pregnancy.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a combination of cosmetic surgeries designed to restore your pre-baby body. Pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding can all significantly affect your figure. A mommy makeover at Longwood Plastic Surgery aims to reverse these negative effects so you can enjoy motherhood without compromising your confidence.

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What Procedures are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

Every woman’s body is different, and how childbearing affects them will differ too. That’s why mommy makeovers are completely customizable. Depending on your needs, a mommy makeover can include multiple different procedures. The most common surgeries to include are abdominoplasty, breast enhancement, and liposuction.

Our team of board-certified surgeons at Longwood Plastic Surgery carefully tailor every procedure to the patient’s unique needs. Though we frequently recommend the following procedures for a mommy makeover, we can also discuss options such as vaginal rejuvenation or a lower body lift. 

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

With all the stretching it has to do during pregnancy, it’s no wonder that the abdominal area often looks different after childbirth. Many women struggle with loose skin, stretch marks, and even torn abdominal muscles. That’s why mommy makeovers almost always include a tummy tuck.

A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves removing and tightening the sagging, excess skin left behind by pregnancy. If needed, your surgeon can also repair damaged abdominal muscles.

Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift

Nursing often has permanent effects on a woman’s breasts. They may become smaller, larger, or droopier. Breast augmentation is often performed to restore volume, a breast lift to reduce sagging, or both. Some women may instead need breast reduction with or without a breast lift.


Despite their exercise or diet efforts, many women find that stubborn fat deposits linger after childbirth. Liposuction is often paired with abdominoplasty to remove belly fat during a mommy makeover. It can also address unwanted fat in the arms, thighs, bra rolls, and more.

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Am I a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

If you’re unhappy with childbirth’s toll on your body, you may benefit from a mommy makeover. We can create a personalized treatment plan to address your specific concerns, whether it’s deflated breasts or a tummy pooch. Ideal candidates for a mommy makeover should be healthy, have realistic expectations, and be done having children. Future pregnancies could undo the results of your procedure.

I was recommended to Dr. Morris through my doctor at BID-Needham. Due to prior surgeries, I had some issues and Dr. Morris is the best. He has done a fantastic job with my abdomen core and I feel and look fantastic.

Take the Next Step

Interested in learning about mommy makeovers? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.