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Mommy Makeover

The Mommy Makeover is a procedure package that restores the appearance of your breasts, abdomen, and/or buttocks after pregnancy. Women who undergo Mommy Makeover surgery can choose from a variety of cosmetic procedures that address their individual aesthetic concerns.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause significant changes to your entire figure, from the appearance of your breasts to the curvature of your silhouette. Hormonal changes and weight fluctuations that occur during pregnancy can cause displeasing skin laxity and the accumulation of unwanted fat deposits throughout the body. Fortunately, many advanced surgical procedures can restore your physique and self-confidence. Dr. Matt Goldschmidt is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon with extensive experience in performing the various Mommy Makeover techniques necessary to help you achieve your unique aesthetic goals.


The ideal candidate for a Mommy Makeover must be in good overall health and have a realistic expectation of her procedure. Patients are also advised to stop using products containing nicotine in the weeks leading up to their surgery and during recovery to prevent potential complications. Women who relate to the following concerns may consider Mommy Makeover surgery:

  • Sagging or deflated breasts
  • Abdominal muscle weakness (diastasis recti)
  • Abdominal skin laxity
  • Localized fat deposits
  • Sagging or deflated buttocks

Mommy Makeover Options

During your consultation appointment with Dr. Goldschmidt, he will assess your areas of concern and discuss your cosmetic goals to develop a customized surgical plan. There are several options available for your Mommy Makeover surgery, including:

Breast Enhancement

  • Breast Augmentation
    • Adds volume to the breasts using implants
    • Improves the size, projection, and shape of the breasts
    • Implants are available in various sizes and types
  • Breast Lift
    • Corrects varying degrees of breast sagging (ptosis)
    • May involve repositioning or resizing the nipple-areolar complex
    • Can be performed using an incision around the nipple, in the shape of a lollipop, or in the shape of an anchor

Body Contouring

  • Tummy Tuck
    • Removes excess abdominal tissue
    • Repairs weak abdominal muscles
    • May involve re-shaping the belly button
  • Liposuction
    • Can remove pockets of fat from virtually anywhere on the body
    • Fat is removed using a thin, hollow tube (cannula)
    • Tumescent or ultrasonic techniques are offered
  • Brazilian Butt Lift
    • Fat is first harvested from problem areas of the body using liposuction
    • The fat cells are then purified
    • Lastly, the purified fat is injected into the buttock and hips


Mommy Makeover surgery is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia to ensure complete patient comfort and safety throughout the process. Some patients must stay overnight for observation before being discharged. The length of the procedure depends on which procedures are used and the extent of correction necessary. Dr. Goldschmidt will provide you with specific details that reflect your personalized treatment during your consultation.


Patients can expect to experience the bulk of their discomfort and swelling during the first week after surgery, but Dr. Goldschmidt will prescribe medication to manage any pain. Wearing the recommended compression garments will help minimize side effects and promote healing. Women who opt for the Brazilian Butt Lift must refrain from putting any pressure on the buttocks for several weeks, except to use the restroom. Typically, patients can resume working within a week or two as long as their occupation is not physically demanding. Before your scheduled procedure, Dr. Goldschmidt will provide you with a thorough aftercare guide that specifies your recovery timeline and physical limitations.


Patients should notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of the treated areas, but the final results will not be visible until the body has adjusted to its new modifications. Residual swelling and bruising can obscure the results for several weeks. If any scarring develops, it is likely to fade over time with proper scar treatment and minimal sun exposure. Mommy Makeover results are considered permanent, but pregnancies, significant weight fluctuations, and aging after the procedure can alter the effects.

Potential Complications

It is rare for patients to experience major complications after Mommy Makeover surgery, and the risks can be minimized by diligently following all of the provided aftercare directions. Some of the possible complications associated with Mommy Makeover procedures include:

  • Bleeding
  • Scarring
  • Infection
  • Abnormal reaction to anesthesia
  • Changes in sensation
  • Blood clots
For more information about Mommy Makeover or to schedule your Mommy Makeover consultation with Dr. Matt Goldschmidt, please call (216) 350-3175.