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Should I Get a Mommy Makeover After Weight Loss?

By Dr. Charles J. Galanis

Mommy Makeover After Weight Loss

Despite the target demographic being mothers who are done having kids, anyone can get a mommy makeover. In fact, it’s particularly common to get a mommy makeover after weight loss. Yes, even if you don’t have kids and never plan to.
The truth is, “mommy makeover” is mainly a marketing term. It can benefit a great many people, and it certainly isn’t for moms only.

If you’ve recently lost a significant amount of weight and have loose skin and other areas you’d like to improve, a mommy makeover could be the ideal body contouring surgery solution for you.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

Mommy makeover surgery is a combination of cosmetic surgeries that aim to improve the overall contours of the body. Patients can undergo virtually any combination of procedures, and these can usually be combined into one operation.

However, sometimes they will need to be spread over two or more surgeries.  Most mommy makeover packages include some combination of the following:

Breast Augmentation

This plastic surgery increases the size of the breasts using breast implants to add breast volume.

Breast Lift Surgery

A breast lift raises the breasts higher up on the chest while removing excess skin and readjusting the breast tissue, nipples, and areolae.

Tummy Tuck Surgery

A tummy tuck removes excess skin on the abdomen and tightens the abdominal muscles.


Weight Loss After Mommy MakeoverLiposuction

Liposuction can remove stubborn body fat from almost anywhere on the body.


Labiaplasty primarily improves the appearance and comfort of the inner labia (labia minora), which can be excessively large and uncomfortable for some women.

Brazilian Butt Lift

A Brazilian butt lift takes excess fat from the inner thighs, upper arms, abdomen, and elsewhere and relocates it to the buttocks and hips to create a more attractive shape.

Who Can Get a Mommy Makeover?

The term “mommy makeover” became fashionable because mothers are often interested in this surgery, which can improve the breasts, stomach, buttocks, and other areas that are all commonly distorted due to pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

These experiences take their toll on the body. But with a mommy makeover, the patient can choose the procedures that will fix their particular “trouble spots”.

For instance, one patient may want to lift her breasts and get stubborn fat removed from her upper arms and abdomen. Another patient may want a tummy tuck and liposuction while also looking to increase her breast size with a breast augmentation.

Mommy Makeover After Weight Loss Surgery

As stated above, “non-mothers” can get mommy makeovers too. And this is especially common for patients who’ve gone through massive weight loss.

Quite frequently, after their weight loss journey, patients have a lot of excess loose skin to contend with. This is usually because the skin was stretched when the individual initially gained weight.

Then, after their significant weight loss, the skin remained stretched instead of retracting to the new contours of the body.

Unfortunately, this phenomenon is most common in patients who lose weight rapidly — usually, those who’ve undergone surgery for weight loss, like a gastric bypass surgery, or used medical weight loss (something like Ozempic).

When excess skin is a major problem, plastic surgery is often the only viable solution. Mommy makeover surgery is a common choice because it addresses multiple issues at once.

Sagging skin on the abdomen can be improved with a tummy tuck, and body lifts can take care of other areas of excess skin.

Mommy makeovers (or any type of combination surgery) can include upper body lifts, lower body lifts, breast lifts, arm lifts, thigh lifts, and other surgeries to correct the loose skin caused by weight loss.

Patients who also want bigger breasts can undergo a breast augmentation. Liposuction can take care of stubborn pockets of unwanted fat. And labiaplasty, Brazilian butt lifts, and other procedures may be added as well.Mommy Makeover After Weight Loss Surgery

FAQ: Mommy Makeovers After Weight Loss

Does losing weight cause loose skin?

It can. Most of the time, for a woman’s body to have sagging skin after weight loss procedures, you need to have lost a very large amount of weight and/or have quite poor skin elasticity.

Extreme weight loss is usually what creates the need for plastic surgery procedures to remove loose and hanging skin.

How long do mommy makeover results last?

For the most part, results after mommy makeover surgery are permanent. However, it’s important that you lead a healthy lifestyle if you want to maintain your figure.

Eat healthy, and exercise. Maintain a stable weight. Significant weight gain or weight loss transformation after a mommy makeover surgery can affect your mommy makeover results.

Finally, remember that aging still occurs, and over time, some patients may need to get additional procedures performed if they want to maintain their improved physique.

Contact Our Office Today to Book a Consultation

At his practice in Beverly Hills, double board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Charles Galanis performs mommy makeover procedures for moms, weight loss patients, and anyone else who is interested in improving their look with plastic surgery.

To learn more about mommy makeovers after weight loss, please contact us today at Galanis Plastic Surgery to set up your consultation with Dr. Galanis.



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