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Moving Beyond Body Blues: Starting Your Mommy Makeover Journey


Motherhood is a beautiful journey, but it can often leave its mark on a mother’s body. So, here you are, having done the most incredible thing that a human being is capable of—bringing a new life into the world. But along with the joy and love that your little bundle of joy brings, there are also some changes that you might not be so thrilled about. And that’s okay; it’s okay to want to feel like yourself again, to reclaim your body and your confidence. 


That’s where the concept of a “mommy makeover” comes in, a term that has been floating around in the cosmos of postpartum wellness and recovery. This isn’t just about a trip to the salon or a shopping spree (though those can certainly be part of it!). A mommy makeover is about overall wellness, rejuvenation, and yes, a bit of reclamation too. It’s about feeling good in your own skin, feeling comfortable and confident, and embracing the new you.

This guide is designed to help you understand what a mommy makeover is, what it could involve, and how to go about it in a way that is healthy and beneficial for you. Whether it’s a new fitness routine, some carefully chosen cosmetic procedures, or a revamped skincare regimen, we’ll walk you through the options, the considerations, and the best ways to approach your own personal mommy makeover journey.

Components of a Mommy Makeover

A mommy makeover is a highly customizable treatment plan that focuses on addressing each individual’s unique post-pregnancy concerns. The most common procedures included in a mommy makeover are:

  • Breast Augmentation: This procedure aims to restore the breast volume that may have been lost due to pregnancy or breastfeeding and can also help achieve a more youthful and balanced appearance by using implants.
  • Breast Lift: Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift is designed to elevate and reshape the breasts, eliminating sagging and improving the overall contour and position. This procedure can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation or as a standalone treatment.
  • Tummy Tuck: A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, involves the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal area, along with the tightening of weakened or separated abdominal muscles resulting from pregnancy. This procedure can dramatically improve the appearance of the midsection, resulting in a smoother, flatter, and more toned appearance.
  • Liposuction: Liposuction can be used during a mommy makeover to remove stubborn pockets of fat that have accumulated in various areas of the body, such as the hips, thighs, and upper arms, due to hormonal changes and weight fluctuations during pregnancy.


Factors to Consider Before a Mommy Makeover

Deciding to undergo a mommy makeover is a personal decision that should be based on a comprehensive understanding of the process, realistic expectations, and emotional readiness. Here are some factors to consider before embarking on this transformative journey:

  • Timing: As the recovery time from a mommy makeover can be extensive, it is crucial to ensure that you can take enough time off work and other commitments to focus on healing and self-care. Additionally, it is generally recommended to wait until you have finished breastfeeding and not plan to have any more children, as future pregnancies can alter the outcomes of the procedures.
  • Physical Health: Prior to any surgical procedure, it is important to assess your overall physical health and take any necessary steps to improve your well-being. This may include adopting a balanced diet, engaging in regular exercise, and quitting smoking, as these factors can significantly impact your ability to heal and achieve the best results from surgery.
  • Emotional Well-Being: Undergoing a mommy makeover is an emotionally charged experience, and it is essential to ensure that you have a strong support system in place, including friends, family, and qualified professionals like Dr. Schreiber, who can offer guidance and reassurance throughout the process.

The Consultation and Treatment Plan

A comprehensive consultation is the first and arguably the most vital step in the mommy makeover process, as it helps to establish a clear understanding of your goals and concerns and allows Dr. Schreiber to develop a customized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs.


During this consultation, you will discuss your medical history, previous surgeries, and any pre-existing medical conditions that may impact the outcome of the procedures. Dr. Schreiber will conduct a thorough physical examination and review your expectations to determine which combination of procedures will best address your concerns, while ensuring your overall health and safety are prioritized.

Recovery and Healing Process

Recovery from a mommy makeover is highly dependent on the specific procedures undertaken and the individual’s body response to surgery. However, it is essential for patients to understand that the recovery process will be an ongoing and gradual journey that requires patience, self-care, and adherence to post-operative instructions.

Immediately after the procedure, it is normal to experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which should progressively subside over the course of several weeks. Proper medication management, rest, and the use of compression garments can significantly aid recovery.

As your body heals, you will be advised to slowly reintroduce physical activities, starting with light walking and gradually building up to more strenuous exercises as your strength and mobility improve.

Investing in Yourself: How Mommy Makeovers Reinforce Self-Love

A mommy makeover offers a powerful and affordable plastic surgery solution for mothers looking to restore their pre-pregnancy appearance and boost self-confidence, encompassing a range of customizable procedures that can be adapted to suit an individual’s needs and goals. 


Schedule a consultation with Baltimore Cosmetic Surgery’s Dr. Schreiber today to explore the possibilities a mommy makeover can offer and take the first step towards embracing the new you!

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