What Is A Mommy Makeover?

Pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood can be some of the most memorable and rewarding experiences of a woman’s life. After all, there’s nothing like carrying a child in your womb, giving birth to them, and raising them. But these processes, as rewarding as they often are, can also take a toll on a woman’s body. William Bruno Plastic Surgery provides mommy makeovers to women in Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood to help restore the body after pregnancy.

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Motherhood proves your body capable of sustaining another human life. The changes your body goes through to perform that process, though, may leave you almost unrecognizable to yourself. Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood moms come in to see Dr. Wiliam Bruno with a range of problems when it comes to getting back their pre-pregnancy bodies, such as:

Dr. Bruno’s approach combines multiple elective plastic surgery procedures into one event with a mommy makeover surgery that can help you get your pre-baby body back into shape*.

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Mommy Makeover Explained


Dr. William Bruno, a board-certified plastic surgeon, discusses the Mommy Makeover procedure in more detail.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Mommy Makeover?

For many Beverly Hills moms, a proper diet and exercise won’t do the trick to get them back into their pre-pregnancy shape. If you feel less confident after having your baby or have had children years ago but want to set back the clock, a customizable mommy makeover can help you look the way you want. The procedure is completely safe, and Dr. Bruno comprehensively screens women before a mommy makeover to ensure they have:

For a mommy makeover to have lasting results, you should not plan to have children after the procedure or gain weight. Both could negatively affect results and require additional surgery. If you would like a mommy makeover, it’s recommended to wait until after your weight is stable, you have had all your children, and you have a consistent birth control plan in place.

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*Individual results may vary

What Procedures Are Involved With A Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is designed to enhance your confidence by sculpting and rejuvenating your body. By its very nature, the procedure is a combination of other plastic surgery procedures customized to meet your specific beauty goals. During a consultation, you will have the chance to speak with Dr. Bruno about the changes you want to make. Dr. Bruno will discuss treatment options and recovery time to give you an idea of what procedures you would like. A mommy makeover can include:

Once you have developed a plan that fits your goals, Dr. Bruno will follow the surgical plan that gives you the results that you want. Because every mommy makeover differs, here are the surgeries that are usually combined:

A cannula, a small tube, is inserted into a small incision to remove fat deposits. If your mommy makeover includes a Brazilian butt lift, the removed fat may be purified and injected back into your buttocks.

Excess skin and tissue are removed from your waist and hips. If you have separated abdominal muscles, these will be reattached during a tummy tuck procedure.

Sagging skin and breast tissue are removed to reposition the breasts higher. You will keep the same breast volume but have firmer breasts.

Breast augmentation uses breast implants to restore breast volume lost after nursing. Alternatively, some mommy makeover patients simply want larger breasts for their overall beauty goals.

Dr. Bruno may employ a variety of techniques to improve the appearance of a visible C-section scar above the bikini line, or it may be completely excised during your tummy tuck.

Dr. Bruno can also add other procedures that you feel will compliment your new body, such as a facelift.

Mommy Makeover Procedures Process Explained

Preparing For Your Mommy Makeover

Many of Dr. William Bruno’s mommy makeover patients have never had surgery before, so they are understandably curious and sometimes nervous about what their procedure will entail. That’s exactly why Dr. Bruno and his team do their very best to set your expectations and put your mind at ease.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll arrive at the designated surgery center in or near Beverly Hills. You will need to fast at least 12 hours before your surgery. Fasting before elective surgery is important because having food in your stomach can complicate receiving general anesthesia, the strong sedative you’ll receive for your surgery to put you to sleep and make you completely unaware of what is going on.

When the time is right, you’ll be called back to the preoperative room to be prepped for your surgery by a team of nurses and medical technicians. Here, you will change into your surgical gown and have your vitals monitored to ensure you are ready for your surgeries.

What Is A Mommy Makeover Like During Surgery?

After you are prepped for your mommy makeover, you’ll walk into the operating room. Here, you’ll be placed under general anesthesia by a licensed anesthesiologist, who will also monitor your vitals throughout the surgery to ensure your overall health and safety. After all, that is Dr. Bruno’s primary concern for you.

Once you are under general anesthesia, Dr. Bruno will get to work. The exact order of your combined procedures depends on the unique surgical plan Dr. Bruno has prepared for your specific case.

For most Beverly Hills moms, a mommy makeover is an outpatient combination procedure*. After surgery, you will be monitored for any possible complications and sent home to recover once you feel well. Dr. Bruno recommends that a friend or loved one come to pick you up after surgery, as you will not be able to drive yourself home due to the strong general anesthesia you received for your surgery.

What Should I Expect In Terms Of Recovery After A Mommy Makeover?

Depending on the procedures you’ve chosen for your mommy makeover, your recovery may include:

Post-mommy makeover surgery, you will have several follow-up exams with Dr. Bruno as you heal to ensure your complete recovery.

Mommy Makeover Facts And Frequently Asked Questions

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Pregnancy can take a big toll on a mother’s body. Some of the changes that occur are temporary, but others can be permanent. Luckily, mothers can get their pre-pregnancy bodies back with a mommy makeover. The three most common ways pregnancy affects the body include:

  • Sagging breasts due to the expansion of the breasts caused by milk production
  • Stretch marks due to the belly stretching as the baby grows in the womb
  • Fat storage, commonly in the thighs and hips, as the body holds on to extra needed fat to produce rich milk for the baby

Getting a mommy makeover with Dr. Bruno can eliminate the physical side effects of pregnancy on your body and restore your body to its pre-pregnancy form. Pregnancy is a beautiful thing, and mothers deserve to look and feel their best during and after pregnancy. Dr. Bruno enjoys working with mothers to help give them a reason to smile about their physical appearance again.

With Dr. Bruno on your side, you can feel better knowing his skill and experience will help you restore your natural beauty after pregnancy.

When pregnancy leads to diastasis recti for mothers, one of the most common questions is whether a mommy makeover can fix it. Diastasis recti occurs when the rectus lower abdominal muscles tear and separate during pregnancy. The good news is a mommy makeover comprises several different procedures, which can combine to get rid of diastasis recti for good.

When a mother gets a mommy makeover with Dr. Bruno, she can choose to get a tummy tuck, liposuction, a breast lift, breast augmentation, and more. A common theme among mothers with diastasis recti is there are other features of their body they want to restore as well. This is why a mommy makeover with Dr. Bruno is often more popular than a single surgery since it corrects any problems and restores the mother’s natural beauty all at once.

With Dr. Bruno’s skill, patients can quickly and easily get rid of diastasis recti. Most of the time, it’s ideal to get multiple procedures completed at one time, but Dr. Bruno will work with your specific needs to ensure your physical goals are met.

Some of the things mothers can do to prepare for their mommy makeover include:

  • Asking for help at home during the recovery phase
  • Staying as healthy as possible to be cleared for any procedure
  • Maintaining a stable weight
  • Ensure no more kids are planned

Everyone’s situation is unique, and Dr. Bruno recognizes this. When patients visit his office, he answers all questions about getting a mommy makeover and provides additional advice to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.

There are many factors to consider when preparing for any procedure, but when you work with Dr. Bruno, you can rest easy knowing you are in great hands every step of the way.

Having a baby is one of the most joyous times for new mothers. This major life event should be celebrated, but many mothers feel the need to get a mommy makeover afterward to restore their body’s appearance to its pre-pregnancy form.

When it comes to the timing of getting a mommy makeover, everyone’s situation is different. Some of the main factors to consider include:

  • Whether future kids are in the mother’s plans
  • The length of time it takes for the body to recover after giving birth
  • The amount of time since the mother has stopped breastfeeding
  • What types of procedures to include in the mommy makeover

Mothers can get a clear idea of how soon after pregnancy, they can have any procedure done by talking with Dr. Bruno. The timeline for having any procedure depends entirely on your goals and specific situation. Dr. Bruno takes the time to evaluate each of his patients’ health to ensure every procedure is performed safely and at the right time.

Working with Dr. Bruno will help you get your body back into pre-pregnancy form at the perfect time for your personal situation.

Many moms want to restore their physical appearance to their pre-pregnancy form for many reasons. One of the effective ways to do so is by getting a mommy makeover. The procedures include, but are not limited to:

  • Tummy tuck
  • Liposuction
  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Butt lift
  • Various facial procedures

Some mothers say they want multiple procedures completed as part of their mommy makeover and want to know whether they can all be completed at once. There isn’t a standard answer since the time frame depends on how many procedures the patient wants to complete and their overall health at the time of the procedure. A complete evaluation of the patient’s current health and appearance and desired appearance will determine the safest timeline.

Dr. Bruno always keeps safety as his number one priority for patients. Many patients want to have all procedures in a mommy makeover completed at once, but he will make other suggestions if he is not completely confident their body can handle it. Honesty is something you can expect when talking to Dr. Bruno, and he will always keep your safety and health in the front of his mind. Read on to learn more about having all mommy makeover procedures done in a single day.

The length of time to wait to exercise following any procedure varies. For example, if a patient decides to get a breast augmentation as part of their mommy makeover, strenuous upper body exercises should be avoided for up to six weeks. But if a patient gets a butt lift, then these activities should be avoided for about eight weeks.

The good news is patients don’t have to guess whether it’s safe for them to exercise after completing their procedure. Dr. Bruno is always available to answer any questions and provide recommendations about exercise routines.

The more procedures patients have done, the more they will need to rely on Dr. Bruno for advice. Safety is always his number one priority for patients. Keep reading to learn more about how soon patients can exercise after a mommy makeover.

  • Maintain a healthy weight and diet. Fat gain and excessive weight fluctuation can ruin any abdominal procedures. Stretching of the skin caused by pregnancy is removed in surgery, but the skin can stretch back out again.
  • Stop smoking. Not smoking is vital both before and immediately after surgery, and keeping the habit away will also help in the long run. Smoking affects all parts of the body, even the areas included in the surgery.
  • Stop having children. It goes without saying that childbirth will cause all of these problems to come up again. Wait until there are no more plans to have children before undergoing a mommy makeover.

A mommy makeover is more than a single procedure. Each woman will have different needs, and moms will want to know what types of procedures they have available.

  • Liposuction is a procedure that removes fat that can’t seem to be eliminated through diet and exercise. It is a surgical procedure that uses a suction technique to remove fat from specific areas of the body, such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, buttocks, arms, or neck.
  • A breast lift removes excess or stretched skin to reshape breast tissue and reposition the nipple higher on the chest.
  • Breast augmentation uses 1 of 3 different types of implants to add mass and volume to breast tissue. This is oftentimes combined with a breast lift to create a larger and less drooping breast shape.
  • A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, is a type of surgery that cuts away excess skin and fat from around the abdomen. It does not replace a weight loss regimen, but it can help to contour the abdomen after weightless.
  • A C-section scar improvement surgery can reduce the obvious and wide scar from having a cesarean section birth. This is done to help women with large unseemly scars hide this glaring imperfection.

Women seeking mommy makeovers with Dr. Bruno should be aware of all available options for their mommy makeovers. To learn more, schedule a consultation today.

Having children after a mommy makeover can potentially reverse all the gains from the procedures done. If childbirth was what brought a mother to the point of needing a mommy makeover, then another childbirth would bring her to that same point again.

It is for these reasons that a mommy makeover should not be treated as a continuous solution to the problems inherent in pregnancy and childbirth. In addition, to ensure that a mother is receiving the proper treatment with enough time to adjust after childbirth, it is recommended to wait at least six months after the last child is born before undergoing a mommy makeover.

Usually, patients can return to work in 2 to 4 weeks. From there, patients can start to do heavier lifting after about 6 weeks and light exercise after 4 weeks. Finally, after about 6 months, patients will usually fully recover and enjoy their new bodies fully. In addition, scars from the surgery should fade within this time, providing little evidence that any surgery was done at all.

Choose Dr. Bruno Of Beverly Hills And Hollywood For The Mommy Makeover Of Your Dreams

As a plastic surgeon who has helped several women from Beverly Hills regain their pre-pregnancy form*, Dr. Bruno understands what it’s like for moms to desire to look like their former selves. This is why he diligently works with his potential mommy makeover candidates to understand their problem areas and complaints, listen to their desired goals, and provide them with realistic expectations of what results he can, based on his professional opinion, provide given your unique circumstances and case.

If you are interested in a Beverly Hills, Hollywood, and West Hollywood mommy makeover, please call Dr. Bruno at (310) 879-0937 or contact him online for a consultation to determine the surgical plan for your unique anatomy.