What Does a Mommy Makeover Consist Of?

As joyous as having children is, there’s no denying how taxing it is on your body. From your abdomen, breasts, even your vagina, your body undergoes significant changes after pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing.

Luckily, plastic surgeons such as Dr. Scott Farber in Boca Raton, FL, can restore your pre-baby physique with a set of plastic surgery procedures called a mommy makeover.

Here, Dr. Farber walks you through the procedures included in a mommy makeover.

What Happens During Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Nursing?

To solve the aesthetic issues caused by childbirth, first, we must pinpoint the changes that happen to your body throughout the childbearing process.

One of the first changes that start happening to pregnant mothers is gaining weight. This is perfectly natural, as your baby takes energy and sustenance from you to grow. Then, as you gain weight and the baby grows, your uterus swells. This can and often leads to implications for your muscular abdominal wall.

As your pregnancy progresses, you start producing milk in preparation for nursing. This causes the breasts to swell, leading to stretch marks and drooping breasts.

The breasts are further transformed by nursing, particularly the nipple and areola.

Another part of your body that changes drastically during childbirth is the birth canal and vagina. The soft tissue stretches permanently.

During a mommy makeover, separate procedures treat each of these aesthetic issues new mommy’s encounter.

Tummy Tuck

The tummy tuck is one of the most common mommy makeover procedures. The tummy tuck serves both aesthetic and functional roles, as the tummy tuck eliminates excess lower abdomen fat and tissue and restabilizes the abdominal wall.

This improves the appearance of the lower abdomen, firms up the postural support, and protects the abdominal organs.


Liposuction is the second staple procedure in a mommy makeover. Removing excess fat from the abdomen is a concern most new mothers come to Dr. Farber with, and liposuction is the ideal procedure for the job.

Breast Lift

The breasts experience the most noticeable and often troubling physical changes during pregnancy. Pregnancy makes breasts that were once round and firm become elongated and drooping, and nursing results in swollen nipples and areolas. Many mothers decide to get a breast lift or breast augmentation in their mommy makeover to restore their breasts to pre-baby glory.

Vaginal Rejuvenation

While it’s one of the seemingly taboo topics around a mommy makeover, it shouldn’t be! Vaginal rejuvenation is a vital component of a mommy makeover for many mothers, as feeling comfortable in the appearance of their vagina is crucial for leading a healthy and confident sex life.

Mommy Makeover in Boca Raton, FL

Start your journey back towards looking your pre-mom best. To discuss any mommy makeover concerns you have in the utmost confidence with an industry-leading expert, contact Dr. Farber at 561 503 2700 or fill out this online form to arrange your private consultation today.

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