Search by Procedure or Topic

sticky logo

What is a Mommy Makeover?

With A Warm, Caring Staff and Stunningly Natural Results,
Our Approach to Surgery is Anything but Plastic

A mommy makeover is an individualized combination of body, breast, and abdominal procedures used to get your pre-baby body back. These surgeries are performed together in the operating room and customized to your specific aesthetic goals. Because they are performed at the same time, you will have one period of recovery, rather than multiple, following your surgery day.

What are common procedures for a Mommy Makeover?

Because mommy makeover procedures are customizable to your aesthetic goals, there are a variety of different cosmetic procedures that can be used in combination to achieve them!


After pregnancy and breastfeeding, many patients find that they may be left with either sagging breasts or a loss of volume. A breast lift, or mastopexy, can reduce the excess skin and reshape breast tissue to give a more youthful appearance; this may also lift downturned nipples, which can amplify aesthetics.

A breast augmentation involves placing breast implants to address volume loss. If a patient wants a more voluminous look, a breast augmentation may be done in combination with a breast lift to meet your personal aesthetic goals.

A breast reduction is another great cosmetic surgery to add to a mommy makeover for a patient whose breasts have grown significantly because of aging or breastfeeding. This surgery results in smaller breasts and can reduce back pain in a patient.


Labiaplasty is a common surgical procedure that is performed during mommy makeovers. A labiaplasty procedure targets resizing and/or shaping labial folds. This can alleviate physical symptoms caused by childbirth and/or pregnancy, such as the stretching or enlargement of labial folds. Labiaplasty is a great procedure to add to a mommy makeover to achieve a harmonious overall appearance following surgery.

Liposuction and Tummy Tuck

Stubborn sagging skin and baby weight can be annoying post-pregnancy. An abdominoplasty, also known as a tummy tuck, removes and tightens loose skin from the abdomen and helps to tighten muscles that may have been loosened from pregnancy. After the skin is removed, patients find that many of their stretch marks have been removed as well, resulting in smoother skin overall!

Additionally, one may add the liposuction procedure to remove stubborn excess fat in places that have been impacted by pregnancy, such as the abdomen, thighs, back, or arms.

Am I a candidate for a Mommy Makeover even though I’m not a mom?

Yes! A mommy makeover is a customized set of surgical procedures that have been named as such because it primarily addresses aesthetic goals for body parts that may have changed during pregnancy. However, many of these changes can also affect women as they age. As you age, your body may not look the same as it used to. A mommy makeover is a great cosmetic procedure for most women as they aim to reach their aesthetic goals and return to a more youthful appearance.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the mommy makeover procedure and to find out whether you are a candidate, schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Coan at CARE Plastic Surgery in Cary, NC today. Call our office at (919) 335-9298 or contact us online.

Return to Overview

By completing this form, you will be entered into an automated system to receive an occasional reminder / promotional emails and / or text messages. You may unsubscribe at any time. Messages and data rates may apply.