What is a mommy makeover? 

Ready to get your body back? After having children, many women are excited to restore their pre-baby body and feel like themselves again. A mommy makeover in Montgomery AL is designed to remove excess fat and tighten up areas of loose skin, typically by combining liposuction, a tummy tuck, and a breast procedure. These treatments are all performed at the same time in order to achieve a dramatic change without multiple recovery times. Voilà! The mommy makeover.

What does a mommy makeover address?

  • Loose or sagging skin on the stomach
  • Abdominal protrusion
  • Separated or weak abdominal muscles
  • Stretch marks
  • Love handles
  • Persistent fat left from pregnancy
  • Drooping breasts that have lost volume

Why get a mommy makeover?

Many women decide to undergo a mommy makeover in the Montgomery, AL area. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can have a huge impact on the body: the stomach must stretch to make room for the baby, and often leaves behind excess, sagging skin and stretch marks. After nursing, the breasts can lose a lot of youthful volume and appear deflated.

Many mommies can no longer fit into their favorite clothes, avoid intimacy with their partner, and won’t even think about getting into a bathing suit. But after having children, it’s important to feel feminine and attractive. You may be a mommy, but you still deserve to feel good about yourself.

Many women choose to have this procedure because it’s only one surgery, but the benefits are many. Mommy makeovers are also highly personalized. Everyone’s body goes through different changes during pregnancy, and therefore a tailored procedure is required. This is why the surgery is customized to each patient’s unique needs.

What to expect during your consultation

If you’re considering a mommy makeover in Montgomery AL, the first step to take is to set up a consultation with Dr. Bauer at Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Bauer will take the time to carefully and closely listen to your questions, concerns, and needs in order to understand your personal aesthetic goals. A physical exam will be performed, and your medical history will be taken. All of this information will be used to create your personal treatment plan, which will include the exact procedures you’ll be having done and the cost. You will also be given a clear idea of what to expect during recovery.


Do I have to be a mommy to have a mommy makeover?

The mommy makeover earns its name by targeting issues that are associated with an after-pregnancy body, including loose abdominal skin, hard-to-lose fat, and sagging breasts. However, these problems can also affect an individual who isn’t a mommy at all. Sometimes these problems come from excessive weight loss or even just age. In some cases, a mommy makeover is ideal for someone who has never even been pregnant. During your consultation, Dr. Bauer will discuss whether this is the right procedure for your needs and goals.

Is a mommy makeover always done all at once?

Not always. While one of the main elements of appeal for a mommy makeover is the fact that many areas are improved all at once, sometimes depending on the patient’s unique case, it’s better to space them apart. Dr. Bauer will help you decide what’s best for you during your consultation.

What is the ideal time to have a mommy makeover?

In order to achieve the best outcome and the smoothest recovery process from a mommy makeover, you should:

  • Be fully recovered from giving birth before surgery
  • Stop nursing 3 to 6 months before surgery
  • Be at your pre-baby weight or goal weight before surgery
  • Schedule your surgery at a time when you can have a friend or family member stay for a week to help you

How long will it take to see final results?

Everyone’s case will be different, but in general, final results are settled and apparent at 6 to 12 months. This varies; you will be given a more specific timeframe during your consultation.

Mommy makeover surgery details

Dr. Bauer performs the mommy makeover procedure with the patient under general anesthesia. Women who are considering a mommy makeover must be finished having children, and must be close to their goal weight. This is because getting pregnant or losing/gaining weight will disrupt the results from the procedure.

Because everyone will have a unique treatment plan, the specific procedure details will vary from patient to patient; however, mommy makeovers typically take 4 to 5 hours and may include:

Tummy tuck

A tummy tuck (a.k.a. abdominoplasty) removes stubborn fat; reduces loose, flabby skin; repairs and tightens the separated or stretched-out muscles of the abdominal wall, and narrows the waist.


Liposuction can be performed on many areas, including the thighs, stomach, arms, and love handles to reduce persistent pockets of fat that accumulate during pregnancy.

Breast surgery

Many women choose to have a breast augmentation to restore volume and shape, while a breast lift targets sagginess by re-positioning the breasts for a perkier appearance. For women with overly large, uncomfortable breasts, breast reduction surgery is often an effective option.

Cosmetic injectables

With the wide array of cosmetic injectables available now, many women decide to include them as part of their mommy makeover. From Botox® to lip fillers, a few simple injections can make a beautiful difference.


A mommy makeover is a combination of surgeries; therefore, this procedure requires a considerable recovery time. Everyone heals at different speeds, and the amount of time needed for recovery will be determined by how many procedures were done. In general, recovery time from a mommy makeover is anywhere from 2 to 8 weeks. You will be given a more specific timeframe at your consultation, once it’s determined which procedures you’ll be undergoing.

As with any surgery, discomfort, bruising, and swelling are to be expected post-surgery (usually about a week). Many women schedule their mommy makeover around a time when a friend or family member is available to help them for a couple of weeks, as assistance will definitely be needed during recuperation — especially if you have small children. It’s also good to note that it may be two weeks before you are able to drive.

Candidates for a mommy makeover

If you’re in the Montgomery, AL area and you’re considering a mommy makeover to restore your body, you may be an excellent candidate. Individuals who make ideal candidates for this procedure are those who:

  • Are unhappy with the changes that pregnancy, breastfeeding, or excessive weight loss have had on their body
  • Are finished having children
  • Are at or close to their pre-baby or goal body weight
  • Want a significant improvement all at once
  • Are non-smokers in general good health
  • Are able to take enough time off of regular activities to fully recover
  • Are able to arrange for assistance for two weeks after surgery
  • Have realistic expectations for what the procedure can accomplish

ALPRS for mommy makeover in Montgomery

If you’re looking for a mommy makeover surgeon in the Montgomery, AL area, Alabama Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery is the perfect place for you. Dr. Bauer is board-certified in Plastic and Reconstructive surgery, and will provide exceptional care and service before, during, and after surgery to deliver results that are natural-looking, beautiful, and durable. Our focus is on patient education, personalized care, safety, and developing long-lasting relationships. To set up your consultation, we welcome you to reach out to us today.

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