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 Beverly Hills or Hollywood woman’s body.

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 and Hollywood moms come in to see Dr. Bruno with a range of problems when it comes to getting back their pre-pregnancy bodies, such as:

  • Abdominal muscle separation (medically known as diastasis recti), which creates an unwanted pooch in the belly that is best repaired with surgery.
  • Loss of breast volume and lift after breastfeeding.
  • Excess fat and sagging skin.
  • Visible C-section scars above the bikini line, especially if you had an emergency C-section and have a vertical scar.
  • Excess fatty deposits that just won’t go away despite proper diet and exercise.

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*.

Should I Get a Mommy Makeover?

For many Beverly Hills and Hollywood moms, a proper diet and exercise just 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 mommy makeover can help you look the way you want. Many mothers may be hesitant to undergo a mommy makeover, after all, most are almost always putting their family’s wants and needs above their own, but the procedure is completely safe, and Dr. Bruno comprehensively screens women before a mommy makeover to ensure:

  • Good mental and physical health, and that you can pass a preoperative appointment with your general practitioner.
  • No future childbearing. Having additional children after a mommy makeover is completely safe. However, it may negate the amazing results you’ve seen from your procedure.
  • Stable weight to maintain results.
  • You are a non-smoker or promise to quit smoking 2-4 weeks before and 2-4 weeks after your surgeries, as smoking can complicate both the procedure and your recovery process.

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


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What Does a Mommy Makeover Focus on?

A mommy makeover is designed to enhance your confidence by sculpting and rejuvenating your body. During a consultation, you will have the chance to speak with Dr. Bruno about the changes that 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:

  • Liposuction of your problems areas
  • Breast lift
  • Breast augmentation
  • Tummy tuck
  • C-Section scar improvement

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

Mommy Makeover Procedure and Recovery

Once you have developed a plan that best 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:

  • Liposuction: A cannula, which is a small tube, is inserted into a small incision to remove fat deposits.
  • Tummy tuck: Excess skin and tissue are removed from your waist and hips. If you have separated abdominal muscles, these will be reattached during this procedure.
  • Breast lift: 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: Breast enlargement to restore lost volume after nursing, or to simply go bigger if you’ve always desired larger breasts.
  • C-Section scar improvement: Dr. Bruno may employ one of 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.

Your Experience on Surgery Day

Many of Dr. Bruno’s Beverly Hills and Hollywood 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 appropriately set your expectations and put your mind at ease.

On the day of your surgery, you’ll arrive at the designated surgery center where Dr. Bruno has operating privileges having fasted since midnight or 12 hours, whichever is longer. 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.

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 procedures will all depend on the unique surgical plan Dr. Bruno has prepared for your specific case.

For most Beverly Hills and Hollywood moms, a mommy makeover is an outpatient 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 comes 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.

 

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Recovering from a Mommy Makeover

Depending on the procedures you’ve chosen for your mommy makeover, you may take at least 7-10 days off from work or school to recover. During this time, you won’t be able to do any heavy lifting, including lifting or carrying your small children. If you do have little ones at home, it’s best to enlist friends and family to assist with childcare as you’re recovering. Following surgery, Beverly Hills and Hollywood patients should wear compression garments to prevent swelling and speed healing. You will have several follow-up exams with Dr. Bruno as you heal to ensure your complete recovery. 

Get Ready for the Mommy Makeover of Your Dreams

As a Beverly Hills and Hollywood plastic surgeon who has helped several women 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.

Mommy Makeover Facts and Frequently Asked Questions

3 Ways Pregnancy Affects Your Body

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 in Hollywood 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 in Hollywood with Dr. Bruno can get rid of 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 their 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 expertise and experience will help you restore your natural beauty after pregnancy. Read more.

Can a Mommy Makeover Get Rid of Diastasis Recti?

When pregnancy leads to diastasis recti for mothers in Hollywood, 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 in Hollywood 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 expertise, patients can quickly and easily get rid of diastasis recti. Most of the time it’s best to get multiple procedures completed at one time, but Dr. Bruno will work with your specific needs to ensure your physical goals are met. Read more.

Tips for Preparing for a Mommy Makeover

Getting the body back to pre-pregnancy form is one of the goals many mothers in Hollywood have after giving birth. A mommy makeover can consist of various procedures, all designed to help get the body back into shape. Some of the most common procedures include a combination of a breast augmentation, a tummy tuck, liposuction or a breast lift.

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 in Hollywood 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. Read more.

How Soon After Pregnancy Can I Have a Mommy Makeover?

Having a baby is one of the most joyous times for new mothers in Hollywood. 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 in Hollywood 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. Read more.

Can I Have All of My Mommy Makeover Procedures in One Day?

Many moms in Hollywood want to restore their physical appearance back to their pre-pregnancy form for many reasons. One of the best 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 Hollywood 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 completed 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 what the safest timeline is.

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 more.

How Soon Can I Exercise After a Mommy Makeover?

A common theme with new mothers in Hollywood is they want to get their body back into pre-pregnancy form as soon as possible. Getting a mommy makeover is one way to do so, but the results will only be sustained with a healthy diet and exercise routine. But before mothers try to get out and do some heavy lifting immediately following their mommy makeover, there are some things to take into consideration.

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 types of activities should be avoided for about eight weeks.

The good news is patients in Hollywood 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. Read more.

If you are interested in a Beverly Hills and Hollywood mommy makeover, please contact Dr. Bruno at (310) 461-3855 for a consultation to determine the best surgical plan for your unique anatomy.