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Your body went through several changes in a short period. Your breasts swell with pregnancy and breastfeeding but lose volume afterward. The muscles in your stomach stretch and weaken your abdominal wall. These side effects of giving birth will lessen over time, but you will likely be left with loose skin along your abdomen and sagging breast tissue. Pregnancy is a beautiful gift, but it takes a heavy toll on your body. If you struggle with loose abdominal skin, sagging breasts, or unwanted fat, a mommy makeover can give you your body back.  

A mommy makeover is not a description of a specific procedure. It’s a combination of cosmetic procedures designed to fit your goals for your body. Most mommy makeovers involve a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) and a form of breast surgery. A mommy makeover is a great way to restore your body and build confidence.  

Candidates for a Mommy Makeover 

Most moms are great candidates for a mommy makeover, but you want to be sure you’re done having children because another pregnancy can jeopardize your results. Other qualifications include,  

  • It’s been at least 9-12 months since you gave birth. Your body needs time to heal after childbirth naturally.  
  • You’ve stopped breastfeeding for 3-6 months or longer. Your breasts require time to contract and return to their normal state before breast augmentation. 
  • You have sufficient help at home so you can heal correctly. 
  • You have realistic expectations for a mommy makeover. 
  • You’re in good health without medical issues that may hinder your procedure and recovery. 

Mommy Makeover Procedure 

Every woman has unique curves, and specific aspects of your body may change more than others after childbirth. Your mommy makeover will be customized using your natural anatomy and aesthetic goals for optimal results. Dr. Young has your entire body in mind when he develops the plan for your plastic surgery. His artistic eye offers a creative vision for restoring your pre-baby body. 

A tummy tuck will likely be the central portion of your mommy makeover. An abdominoplasty focuses on removing excess skin tissue and can even remove stretch marks on the lower abdomen. Your abdominal muscles will be repositioned and tightened to create a flatter stomach. Breast augmentation or a breast lift is done simultaneously, which involves the placement of saline or silicone implants and/or the repositioning of your breast tissue. 

Mommy Makeover Recovery and Results

  • Low Activity
  • 2-6 weeks

If you have small children, you’ll need two weeks away from work and help at home. Lots of fluids and good nutrition are essential to healing from any procedure, so make sure you have easy-to-make meals or make and freeze them before your mommy makeover, so you simply have to heat them up. You’ll likely have drains to care for during recovery and perhaps compression garments. 

Be prepared for bed rest, avoid strenuous exercises, and no heavy lifting (typically anything weighing more than 5-10 pounds is too heavy) for six weeks. Over-the-counter pain medications can help with any discomfort you have while you recover, and our plastic surgeon may prescribe additional medications to relieve your pain. 

Dr. Young will ensure you’re healing correctly during several follow-up appointments at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery. Our mommy makeover patients return one week, two weeks, six weeks, six months, and a full year after surgery. 

Schedule a Consultation 

Moms give their lives and bodies to their children and often forget about themselves. It’s your turn to take care of you. Schedule your mommy makeover consultation with Dr. Young in Leawood today at 913-341-2188 or fill out an online contact form, and our office will contact you. Advanced Cosmetic Surgery serves patients in the Kansas City area. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much time do I need for recovery?

    The amount of downtime you need depends on how many procedures you have done. The average tummy tuck recovery requires two weeks off of work and six weeks of mobility restrictions. You’ll have drains to help the healing process that prevent certain movements as well.

  • Can I still care for my children?

    You will need help at home, especially if your children still require constant care and picking up. You won’t be able to lift your kids for several weeks (up to six weeks) after your mommy makeover.

  • How much help will I need and for how long?

    We suggest having help from one or more family members and friends for several weeks, especially the first week. It’s your turn to take care of yourself, and how well you handle the healing process will directly impact your results. It’s best to have plenty of help at home and time away from work to give your body the opportunity to heal.

Dr. Levi Young, MD

“I am an artist. My artistic ability is an asset in the operating room, enabling me to visualize and create the best aesthetic results.”

With years of expertise in cosmetic surgery, Dr. Young prioritizes patients’ well-being and satisfaction. Whether you are considering a subtle enhancement or a transformative procedure, you can trust Advanced Cosmetic Surgery to deliver exceptional care and results tailored to your personal needs and cosmetic goals.


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