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What Does a Mommy Makeover Include?

A mommy makeover is a term for cosmetic surgeries that target the physical changes you experience after pregnancy and childbirth. Plastic surgeons target multiple areas in one surgery during a mommy makeover. Depending on your goals, surgery may include the following options: 

Should I Get a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover may be right for you if you would like to improve your appearance and the following things apply to you: 

  • You are at your goal weight with plans to maintain it.
  • You are done breastfeeding (if you are considering breast surgery).
  • You are fully recovered from childbirth.
  • You are finished with childbearing.
  • You are physically healthy.
  • You are prepared mentally and have realistic expectations about surgery. 

You won’t be able to lift anything above 5–10 pounds for up to two months after a mommy makeover. You’ll need to make sure you have proper support during recovery, including help with childcare, if needed. 

Why Choose University of Utah Health?

Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons offer the highest quality care. We have advanced qualifications in cosmetic procedures, ensuring you experience a lasting transformation. Our team has helped multiple women improve their confidence with mommy makeover surgery. Trust your care to some of the best mommy makeover surgeons in Utah.

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Mommy Makeover Cost and Insurance Considerations

Most insurance plans don’t cover mommy makeovers unless they're medically necessary. Contact your insurance for details about your coverage before your first visit. We can request insurance authorization if your surgeon sees a medical need that your insurance covers. Our team can also help contact your insurance company to find out more. We offer payment and financing options to help make surgery more affordable. Talk to your provider about financial options during your consultation.

What to Expect During Your Initial Consultation

You’ll receive a free initial consultation if you plan to pay out of pocket for a mommy makeover. You may need to pay a deductible or copayment if you’re going through your insurance plan. 

Your initial consultation typically lasts 30–60 minutes. Your plastic surgeon will gather information to prepare for the procedure:

  • Examine and measure the parts of your body you’d like to improve
  • Take photographs
  • Weigh you

You’ll discuss your goals and questions with your plastic surgeon. Your plastic surgeon will give you their recommendations and talk with you about what to expect: 

  • Costs
  • How to prepare for surgery
  • How well prepared you are for recovery
  • The likely outcomes and potential complications
  • Your medical history

They may also ask you to take steps to prepare for surgery: 

  • Avoid aspirin, anti-inflammatory drugs, certain supplements, and recreational drugs for a period of time
  • Ensure you have a support system in place
  • Quit smoking and vaping, if you smoke or vape
  • Reach your goal weight

What Does a Mommy Makeover Look Like?

Mommy Makeover Results

You’ll notice a significant change in your breasts’ and abdomen’s size and shape immediately after surgery. You will continue to see results as your swelling decreases, breast implants settle, and scars fade. It may take up to one year to experience the full results of your surgery.

Most women experience increased confidence and improved self-image after surgery. With proper diet and exercise, you can maintain the results of a mommy makeover for many years. Significant weight changes can affect your long-term results.

Schedule an Appointment

Call our office at 801-581-7719 if you would like to learn more about having a mommy makeover. We will be happy to schedule your consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons who specializes in the procedures you want.

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