Mommy Makeover

Mommy Makeover Surgery in Atlanta, GA

A mommy makeover is a combination of surgical procedures performed to help a woman restore her body contours and enhance her appearance after having children. It can also correct the sagging that can occur with significant weight loss or due to the aging process. The specific combination of procedures in a mommy makeover is customized for each patient, but often includes cosmetic breast surgery, a tummy tuck, or liposuction. Depending on your needs, a tummy tuck can flatten and firm your abdomen, lift and either enhance or reduce your breasts, and remove pockets of unwanted fat that resist slimming with diet and exercise.

Mark Crispin, MD, at Crispin Plastic Surgery, performs mommy makeovers in Atlanta to help women achieve a younger look, more attractive contours, and renewed pride in their bodies. Dr. Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon who consistently delivers beautiful, natural-looking results for his patients. He and his staff run a warm and welcoming practice where patients are heard and valued for who they are.

To learn more about how mommy makeover surgery with Dr. Crispin might make you look and feel better, contact Crispin Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation in Atlanta.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is a customized combination of surgical procedures, tailored to your specific needs, to lift and tighten sagging skin, remove unwanted stubborn fat, and improve your body contours. Depending on your needs, your mommy makeover might include: 

Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to firm and flatten your abdomen. Tummy tucks tighten and smooth stretched skin and remove excess fat. If the abdominal muscles have separated and weakened, the procedure reconnects and tightens them to restore a toned-looking midsection

Breast lift to reshape the breasts and correct sagging and drooping

Breast augmentation to increase breast, tone, and projection

Breast reduction to reduce breast size to improve overall proportions

Liposuction to remove excess fat from the hips, thighs, buttocks, upper arms, neck, under the chin, or around the waist

Depending on your unique needs, a mommy makeover may also include other body contouring procedures, such as Arm lift, Thigh lift, Facelift, and Brow lift.

Exceptional Results & Compassionate Care

For over 25 years, Dr. Crispin has been the top choice for plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures in the area. You’re provided with professional and compassionate care at the office, and it’s no wonder Dr. Crispin is named one of the Top Doctors in 2023 by Atlanta Magazine.

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Are You a Good Candidate for a Mommy Makeover?

During your consultation, Dr. Crispin can determine whether you are a good candidate for a mommy makeover. You may be a good candidate for the combination of procedures in a mommy makeover if you:

If you smoke, you must be able to quit for a period of several weeks before and after your surgery.

While a mommy makeover will not affect the ability to have children, Dr. Crispin recommends that women wait until they have finished having children before having a mommy makeover to ensure the longevity of their results.

Planning Your Mommy Makeover

Planning for your mommy makeover starts with your consultation with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to learn your medical history and understand your goals, perform an examination, and answer all the questions you may have. Based on his observations and what he learns from you, he will recommend the combination of procedures that will help you achieve your optimal results in the safest way. He will explain his surgical plan and what you can expect throughout the process. 

Dr. Crispin’s goal in every cosmetic surgery is to create natural-looking results that are in harmony with the patient’s features, taking the surgical approach that promises the best outcomes and holds the lowest risk.

Long-Lasting Results

Dr. Mark Crispin is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and expertise in breast,  body and facial plastic surgery. 

What to Expect After Your Mommy Makeover

Plan time for rest at home after your surgery, a week or two if your mommy makeover includes a tummy tuck, a few days if it includes breast surgery and/or liposuction without a tummy tuck. You can expect some discomfort in the days right after your surgery, which can be managed with pain medication. You’ll need to arrange for someone to help with household tasks for the first few days, especially if you are the caregiver of young children or pets.

Dr. Crispin and his staff will provide you with detailed instructions on: 

Post-operative swelling will be most noticeable in the first two weeks, then will gradually subside. You’ll notice improvements to your overall figure right away and can expect to see final results after six months or a year, depending on the extent of your procedure.

The results of a mommy makeover are long-lasting. You can extend the improvements by maintaining a stable weight and adopting healthy eating and physical activity habits.

Schedule Your Atlanta Mommy Makeover Consultation

Contact Crispin Plastic Surgery by calling (404) 257-0064 or by completing our online form to schedule a consultation for your mommy makeover with Dr. Crispin. He will ask questions to understand your goals for treatment, examine you, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach. Patients throughout the Atlanta area choose Dr. Crispin because of his caring approach, his surgical expertise, and his beautiful, natural-looking results.

Atlanta Mommy Makeover - FAQs

At least 6 months after giving birth.

The patient should be at an easily maintainable weight before surgery.

It is tailored to fit the patient’s needs but typically includes procedures that include breast, abdomen, and/or liposuction.

It depends on the procedures but typically 4 – 6 hours.

It is very important to us that we help all of our patients feel prepared prior to surgery. A pre-operative appointment is always scheduled 2-3 weeks prior to surgery to discuss medications that need to be avoided or adjusted and answer any additional concerns. Patients should:

  1. be at an easily maintainable weight 
  2. be in good health 
  3. be able to have some downtime
  4. limit alcohol 
  5. stop smoking/avoid nicotine
  6. avoid multivitamins/diet supplements at least 2 weeks before surgery 
  7. Fill prescriptions in advance  

Absolutely! Combining multiple procedures allows the patient to address all areas of concern simultaneously, minimizing downtime and making it more cost-effective.

 Loose-fitting clothing is usually the most comfortable.

Waiting until after having children is the ideal time to have a mommy makeover.

It depends on the procedures but typically takes 1-2 weeks, and no strenuous activity for 4 weeks.

Sleeping in a reclined position is usually the most comfortable.

Exercise can be resumed 4 weeks after surgery.

Mommy Makeover surgeries are typically performed under general anesthesia to ensure patient comfort and safety throughout the procedure.

Scarring is a natural part of any surgical procedure, but Dr. Crispin will take great care to minimize scarring and place incisions strategically to minimize their visibility.

Breast surgery, including breast augmentation or lift, may affect your ability to breastfeed. Discussing your breastfeeding plans with Dr. Crispin during your consultation is essential.

While a Mommy Makeover can help contour and reshape your body, it is not a weight-loss procedure. It is best suited for women who are at or near their ideal weight but may have specific areas of concern.

The results of a Mommy Makeover are long-lasting, but they can be affected by aging, weight fluctuations, and lifestyle choices. It’s important to maintain your stable weight following your Mommy Makeover to ensure the longevity of your results.

As with any surgical procedure, there are risks associated with a Mommy Makeover, including infection, bleeding, and adverse reactions to anesthesia. Dr. Crispin takes every precaution to minimize these risks and ensure your safety.

While the results of a Mommy Makeover are intended to be long-lasting, some patients may desire touch-up procedures or revisions in the future to maintain their desired appearance.

The cost of a Mommy Makeover varies depending on the specific procedures performed, the surgeon’s expertise, and other factors. During your consultation, we will provide you with a personalized quote.

Insurance typically does not cover cosmetic procedures like a Mommy Makeover because they are considered elective and performed for aesthetic reasons rather than medical necessity.

Following Dr. Crispin’s post-operative instructions regarding physical activity after your Mommy Makeover recovery is essential. Typically, patients can gradually resume exercise after several weeks, starting with light activities, such as walking, and increasing intensity.

While a Mommy Makeover can address your current aesthetic concerns, it is generally recommended to wait until you have completed your family before undergoing these procedures to ensure long-lasting results.

Dr. Crispin will provide you with specific instructions regarding which medications to avoid before your Mommy Makeover as certain medications, such as blood thinning prescriptions and supplements, can increase the risk of bleeding or other complications.

The time you’ll need to take off work depends on the procedures performed and your recovery process. Most patients can return to work within two weeks although this may vary based on how physically strenuous your job is.

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Yes, a Mommy Makeover can be customized to address your specific aesthetic goals, and additional procedures can often be combined to achieve comprehensive results. It’s essential to discuss your options with Dr. Crispin during your consultation.