Typical Procedures Involved in a Mommy Makeover

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Posted on June 29, 2017 under Mommy Makeover

Cosmetic Surgery Associates is a leading practice for a wide range of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery procedures. Led by board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Dean Jabs and Dr. Franklin Richards, the practice operates from offices in Bethesda, MD, and McLean, VA. A mommy makeover is one of the major procedures provided at the practice for patients in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and surrounding areas.

What is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover refers to a group of cosmetic surgery procedures that may be performed together to help a mom regain her pre-pregnancy figure. Many women tend to develop excess fats, loose skin, loss of breast volume, stretch marks, or other aesthetic problems following pregnancy and childbirth.

The plastic surgeon may suggest a mommy makeover to suitable candidates who are keen to restore a youthful-looking appearance. The procedure may involve breast implants, breast lifts, tummy tucks, liposuction, or other surgeries depending on the patient’s condition and her aesthetic goals.

Good Candidates

Moms in their twenties and thirties most commonly opt for a mommy makeover surgery. The surgeon will examine the patient’s general health status and history of previous surgeries before recommending a suitable mommy makeover combination. Dr. Richards and Dr. Jabs provide this surgery to patients located in Fairfax, Alexandria, VA, Chevy Chase, Rockville, MD, and nearby areas. They will assess the patient’s individual aesthetic needs before suggesting the most effective and safe mommy makeover procedure.

Typical Procedures

The following procedures are typically included as a part of a mommy makeover:

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation involves surgical insertion of silicone or saline implants in the breast tissue. The procedure is designed to enhance the size of the breasts to make them proportionate to the rest of the body. The procedure may be a part of a mommy makeover if the patient has lost breast volume following pregnancy or breastfeeding.

Breast Reduction

If the patient has accumulated excess fat deposits in the breast area, causing oversized breasts, a breast reduction procedure may be advised as a part of the mommy makeover. It can improve the aesthetic appearance as well as provide relief to the patient from the pain and discomfort associated with oversized breasts.

Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery involves tightening and firming of breasts and raising them to a more youthful position. Excess loose skin may be excised and underlying breast tissue is tightened to restore more elastic and firm breasts. In some cases, a breast lift may be combined with breast implants to produce more comprehensive outcomes.


Abdominoplasty or tummy tuck is usually included in a mommy makeover because the abdominal area will bear the maximum brunt of the pregnancy. A tummy tuck can help achieve a firmer, flatter, tighter, and shapely abdomen.


Liposuction is one of the most effective procedures that are included in mommy makeovers. When combined with other surgeries, liposuction can help achieve the desired aesthetic outcomes. Excess fat pockets in areas such as the abdomen, breasts, thighs, buttocks, neck, or arms can be removed with liposuction to produce improved body contours.

If you would like to learn more about plastic surgery procedures performed by Plastic Surgeons Franklin D. Richards, M.D. and A. Dean Jabs, M.D.  please visit https://cosmeticplastics.com/  or  http://breastaugmentationmd.com/

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Our Plastic Surgery Associates team includes Dr. Franklin Richards, Dr. A. Dean Jabs, and Dr. Keshav Magge. Each of our plastic surgeons is board-certified, and together they have over 60 years of combined experience. Drs. Richards, Jabs, and Magge are all highly qualified in procedures for the face, breast, and body, and pride themselves in providing excellent results through our state-of-the-art, Quad A certified operating centers