What to Expect From Your Mommy Makeover

Childbearing is probably the most difficult thing a woman’s body can go through. Your skin expands and stretches during pregnancy, and after delivery, breast-feeding will cause your breasts to inflate and deflate, all of which leave you out of your pre-pregnancy shape.

A Mommy Makeover is a combination of procedures designed to restore and rejuvenate a woman after her body has undergone the strain of childbearing. Pregnancy, delivery and breastfeeding can create different problems for each woman, so the Mommy Makeover procedure will be unique depending on your specific needs. Click here to learn more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and what it entails.

A Mommy Makeover can Include the Following Procedures

There is no exact procedure “formula” for a Mommy Makeover. Dr. Firouz tailors the procedure to address each patient’s trouble areas and surgery goals. Some of the most common procedures performed during a Mommy Makeover include some combination of the following:

Liposuction or Liposculpture

Liposuction is a body-sculpting procedure to remove fat that is unresponsive to dieting and exercise. It is commonly used in Mommy Makeover procedures around the stomach, abdomen, hips, and thighs. Through a tiny incision, Dr. Firouz will insert a narrow cannula to remove the excess fat beneath the skin. After removing the excess fat, the incisions are closed by applying a compression dressing or bandage to the area to prevent bleeding, reduce swelling, and support the affected area.

See liposuction results in our photo gallery.

Tummy Tuck

A tummy tuck is the surgical removal of excess skin or fatty deposits from the abdomen, along with the repositioning of abdomen muscles into a tighter formation. This procedure can remedy the vertical separation of abdominal muscles know as diastasis, which can occur following pregnancy, making it a highly-sought after Mommy Makeover procedure. Dr. Firouz will make an incision horizontally across the lower abdomen, then the skin is stretched away from the muscle tissue, and excess skin is removed. The abdominal muscles are then tightened to provide a firmly contoured stomach and well-defined waistline.

See tummy tuck results in our photo gallery.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. This procedure is great for women seeking a fuller profile because they have lost breast volume due to pregnancy or nursing. During your Mommy Makeover consultation, Dr. Firouz will help you determine the most appropriate breast implant size, type of implant, etc. It is Dr. Firouz’s goal to provide his patients with natural looking breast augmentation results.

See breast augmentation results in our photo gallery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift surgery raises and reshapes sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. Pregnancy and breast-feeding can speed up this process. Some patients choose to combine a breast lift with breast implants to enhance the size of their breasts, while others prefer to have the breast lift alone. During your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Firouz, together you can determine which is best for you.

See breast lift results in our photo gallery.

Breast Reduction

Breast reduction surgery reshapes the breasts to make them smaller, lighter and firmer. Breast reduction is accomplished by removing excess fat, glandular tissue and skin.

See breast reduction results in our photo gallery.

Labiaplasty or Vaginal Rejuvenation

Labiaplasty restores the appearance and tightness of the vagina and is a very popular procedure to reverse the changes caused by childbirth.

See labiaplasty results in our photo gallery.

All of these procedures address the most common complaints we hear from patients, such as sagging breasts, loose skin, and a few extra pounds that they cannot seem to lose from “problem areas” such as the abdomen, love handles, and hips. Dr. Firouz utilizes innovative surgical techniques to minimize pain and recovery time so you can get back to your family as soon as possible.

For some, Dr. Firouz also suggests non-surgical injectables for the face, like BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers, to keep the face looking youthful along with the body. We can also recommend a skincare routine with SkinMedica® products to keep your skin looking its best.

A Mommy Makeover Consultation

As you have read, a Mommy Makeover procedure is very customized to each patient’s needs. For this reason, Dr. Firouz spends as much time as needed with each patient to determine which combination of procedures is best. Upon arriving to the Firouz Institute of Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery, you will meet with Dr. Firouz in his office to discuss what your goals are for your Mommy Makeover. This is the time when you should express which areas of your body bother you and you wish to have improved; and be sure to ask Dr. Firouz any questions you may have. Next, you will go into an exam room so that Dr. Firouz can assess your trouble areas in order to give you his best professional recommendations. Combining his examination with what you told him about your goals, Dr. Firouz will recommend what procedures would provide you with optimal Mommy Makeover results. Together you can make the final decision, and if you are ready for surgery you can schedule your surgery date at this time.

The Best Time to Get a Mommy Makeover

Typically a Mommy Makeover can be performed once your body has returned to as close to “normal” as possible. This is the ideal time to undergo a mommy makeover procedure. You should be done breastfeeding and ideally stabilized to your “normal” weight. Also, you should not plan on becoming pregnant again within the next few years. Feel free to schedule your Mommy Makeover before this time though, so you and Dr. Firouz can sit down together and plan for the future.

See answers to commonly asked questions in our Mommy Makeover FAQ section.

Meet Your Mommy Makeover Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Jimmy Firouz

Jimmy Firouz, MD, FACS is a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon in Beverly Hills, California who specializes in Mommy Makeover procedures, which include breast enhancement, facial rejuvenation, body contouring, and non-surgical face treatments (BOTOX® Cosmetic & injectable fillers). While focusing on treating each patient as if they were a family member, Dr. Firouz and his staff go to great lengths to make your experience enjoyable. With customer service, safety, and beautiful results as his top priorities, Dr. Firouz utilizes his specialized surgical training to provide each patient with the Mommy Makeover results they desire.

You deserve to put yourself first!

As a mom, we know you usually put your family before yourself, but you deserve to take care of yourself too. A Mommy Makeover in Beverly Hills with Dr. Firouz, double board-certified plastic surgeon, will improve your post-pregnancy body and help you feel youthful and confident again!

To learn more about Mommy Makeover, call - 310-274-4321 to schedule your consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Firouz.

How Can We Help?

If you would like to request an appointment or have any questions about our practice and procedures, please call us at (310) 274-4321 or request an appointment by filling out the form below.

Mommy Makeover Surgery FAQs for Beverly Hills patients

Dr. Firouz understands that it’s extremely common to have initial questions and concerns regarding Mommy Makeover Surgery in Beverly Hills, which is why he always aims to address any and all worries that a patient might have. If you have a question for Beverly Hills Mommy Makeover surgeon Dr. Firouz regarding breast implants that isn’t answered below, feel free to contact him today to schedule your initial consultation at his office in Beverly Hills.

  • Is undergoing a multiple procedures during one operation safe?

    Patient safety is the most important consideration regarding any surgery Dr. Firouz performs. If the patient is in good health, it is generally safe to perform multiple Mommy Makeover procedures at the same time, including some combination of breast lift, breast augmentation, tummy tuck, liposuction, etc. With that said, every patient is unique and should be properly evaluated by Dr. Firouz to make sure she is a candidate and healthy enough to undergo both procedures at the same time.
  • How much weight should I lose before a mommy makeover surgery?

    Dr. Firouz always tells his patients that ideally they should be as close to their goal weight as possible before going into surgery. The closer you are to your ideal weight before surgery, the better the results of your Mommy Makeover (tummy tuck and/or liposuction) will be. During your consultation with Dr. Firouz, he will inform you how much weight you should lose, if necessary, so that surgery can provide you with the best results possible.

  • What is recovery like after a Mommy Makeover?

    The full recovery time for a Mommy Makeover is about 6 weeks. For the first 6 weeks following surgery, Dr. Firouz does not want his patients to do any rigorous physical activity or exercise. He directs his tummy tuck and breast surgery patients not to pick up anything over 5 lbs for the first 2 to 3 weeks and not to pick up anything over 15 lbs until the 4th week after surgery. If you have young children, Dr. Firouz recommends having someone to help you around the house for the first few weeks after surgery since you should not be picking them up on your own. Dr. Firouz will give you clearance to resume your normal workouts at your post-operative appointment.

Questions Asked by Our Patients.

Dr. Firouz often answers questions from people like you on RealSelf.com. We thought these Mommy Makeover questions and answers might be useful for you as well!

  • Recommendations on tummy tuck and breast reduction done at same time?

    Combining a tummy tuck with a breast reduction into one surgery is very common in my practice. These two procedures are often a very nice complement to each other and provide patients with stunning results. It is safe to have both of these procedures performed at the same time by a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience in these types of surgeries. With that said, every patient is unique and should be properly evaluated by the surgeon to make sure she is a candidate and healthy enough to undergo both procedures at the same time.

  • Will I get good results from a Mommy makeover?

    Having breast augmentation, tummy tuck and Lopo to flanks. Do you think I will get good results?

    In order to give you the best answer possible, it is important you consult in person with a board-certified plastic surgeon with a lot of experience in Mommy Makeover procedures. From this one picture, it does appear that you are a good candidate for a Mommy Makeover, but I would want to examine you in person to give you the best advice possible. Combining a tummy tuck and liposuction can give you a much more slender appearance, while the breast augmentation with or without a lift (to be determined during an in-person consultation) will enhance your chest. Good luck!

  • Is it possible to have a breast reduction, tummy tuck and BBL within a 3-4 month time period?

    I would like to have a breast reduction/tummy tuck is done in August and the BBL as soon as possible, preferably in October. Is this possible? If not, in which order?

    It is possible to have all of the procedures you mentioned (breast reduction, tummy tuck, BBL) within a few months time period, or even possibly all at the same time, if the patient is a good candidate. However, I definitely do not think you should have all of these procedures combined into one surgery; it would be too much surgery for you. After looking at your pictures, I would definitely recommend having your breast reduction as stage 1 and then the Brazilian butt lift as stage 2 or in combination with the tummy tuck, as long as you are in good health. If need be, the tummy tuck can be performed as the last stage of surgery. All of this can be achieved within a 4 month period. At my practice I treat each patient individually and always work closely with them to create the best surgical plan for their needs. It is very important to feel that trust and individual attention with your plastic surgeon so that you get the best results possible. Best of luck!

  • Follow up including pictures: Do I need a breast lift and implants or just implants? Needing a TT as well.

    I’m positive a TT is the only thing that can fix my belly, and unsure if a lift and implants are required or just implants. I definitely want to have larger breasts, started as an A cup went to D while BF, miss those. I have consultations set up for 2 weeks. Clearly I’m just really impatient and excited for a change!

    It is great to hear you already have your Mommy Makeover consultation set up! Meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon in person is truly the best way to be evaluated and learn what procedure or procedures are the best to help you achieve your goals. From looking at your pictures, it appears you most likely will only need breast implants to give you the larger breasts you want; you do not appear to need a lift. You may be a candidate for a tummy tuck, but that is something I would need to evaluate in person to give better advice on. During your consult, I recommend going in with a list of questions and concerns for the surgeon to answer for you. Also, ask him to show you before and after pictures of his previous patients who had similar abdomen and breasts to you prior to their surgery so you can get a better idea of what results are possible. Best of luck!

  • Will my breast size change after breast lift?

    I am having a mommy makeover with the breast lift, lipo, and tt. I would like to do fat transfer into the butt, but I am not sure if that all can be done at the same time. I am more concerned with the breast getting too small for me!! My doc said that a breast lift should not change my size too much (38DD), is this true??

    Undergoing all 4 of the procedures you mentioned above (breast lift, liposuction, tummy tuck and Brazilian Butt Lift) are too many for 1 surgery. Some surgeons might say they can do it, but I would recommend against it because of the extended length of time you would need to be under anesthesia and that many procedures exert a lot of trauma to the body in a small amount of time. I would recommend doing the Brazilian Butt Lift at a separate time than the other 3 procedures, which are more commonly performed together. In terms of the size of your breasts after a breast lift, the size should not change significantly. However, you may need a different bra size because of the repositioning of the breasts. Good luck!