Having children can be one of the greatest blessings in life. For many moms, however, physical changes to the body and breasts that often occur during and after pregnancy can be resistant to even the most healthy diets and strenuous exercise routines, making it difficult to regain one’s pre-pregnancy physique. These changes include—but are not limited to—excess, hanging skin in the abdomen, stubborn areas of localized fat, breast volume loss or gain, and breast sagging.

Fortunately, all of these aesthetic concerns can be comprehensively addressed with a personalized mommy makeover performed by Dr. Stephen Herring, our board-certified plastic surgeon. To learn more about this rewarding treatment, we invite you to explore the helpful sections provided below and/or get in touch with our practice today to schedule a consultation.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A mommy makeover is the term used to describe a customized combination of cosmetic procedures that help to restore a woman’s pre-pregnancy figure. The focus of treatment is typically the abdomen and breasts, as these regions of the body tend to be affected most by pregnancy, breastfeeding, and/or significant weight loss. That said, some women also elect to simultaneously address other areas that experienced changes, such as the arms, legs, and face.

At our practice, Dr. Herring will work closely with you during the consultation process to tailor an effective treatment plan based on your unique needs and goals. After performing a thorough assessment of your specific concerns, he can identify the most appropriate procedures for creating the appearance you desire, as well as provide a detailed overview of what you can expect from each. With over three decades of plastic surgery experience, Dr. Herring has achieved excellent mommy makeover results for numerous women, and he would be truly honored to do the same for you.

“Dr. Herring and his Staff are absolutely amazing! They made every step of my breast augmentation and tummy tuck process easy and comforting. From the first consultation to the surgery I was a made to feel at ease. All my questions or concerns were answered quickly. I highly recommend Dr. Herring!”

What Treatments Are Included in a Mommy Makeover?

While the specific treatments selected for your mommy makeover will be personalized to suit your aesthetic needs and desires, some combination of the following abdominal contouring and breast enhancement procedures are typically performed:

In addition to these options, some patients choose to include arm liftthigh lift, and/or various facial plastic surgery procedures as part of their mommy makeover plan to achieve an even more comprehensive enhancement.

I had a MMO in 2020 and have loved my experience and results from Herring Plastic Surgery. I recommend this team to anyone looking to improve their appearance.

Jessica Clark

February 16, 2021


What Is Recovery After a Mommy Makeover Like?

Recovery and downtime following a mommy makeover will vary based on the specific procedures performed, but most women are able to return to normal, non-strenuous work and daily routines within one to two weeks—with all restrictions typically being lifted after about four to six weeks. Some degree of bruising, swelling, and tenderness may be present initially, but these symptoms should gradually fade with time. Most patients report experiencing minimal pain, though medication can generally be used to resolve any discomfort, if necessary.

Based on your customized mommy makeover plan, Dr. Herring can provide a more personalized outline of what to expect in regard to recovery at the time of your consultation.

Will I Have Scars After A Mommy Makeover?

During the mommy makeover surgery, Dr. Herring tries his best to make incisions in the most discreet areas of the body. Scarring will look different for every patient since not everyone will have the same procedures included in their treatment plan. Liposuction scars are typically minimal, as the cannula used to remove fat during the surgery is very thin. Incisions for breast augmentation are usually made near the areola or within the breast fold, which makes concealing scars easy while wearing a bra or bikini top. A tummy tuck procedure involves an incision that is near the pubic area, going from hip to hip. Any scarring from a tummy tuck can usually be hidden when wearing undergarments and swimwear.

In the beginning of the recovery process, scars may appear reddish and raised, but they should flatten out and become lighter over time. It is important for the patient to carefully follow any post-operative instructions that Dr. Herring provides. This will help ensure that the incisions heal properly, making any residual scarring as unnoticeable as possible.

How Should I Prepare for My Mommy Makeover?

In order to achieve the best results from a mommy makeover, there are a few things that we recommend patients do to prepare for their procedure, including:

During your consultation, Dr. Herring will provide a more detailed list of pre-operative instructions based on your lifestyle.

How Much Does a Mommy Makeover Cost?

At Herring Plastic Surgery, the starting fee for a mommy makeover is generally about $9,000, with total treatment costs varying widely based on the number of procedures performed and the specific anatomy of the patient. You may notice that this typical starting price is quite competitive for the area, which is due in large part to our accredited surgery facility located on-site. This allows Dr. Herring to perform treatment at a reduced rate with improved privacy and convenience—all while meeting the same standards of safety and excellence as a hospital.

To obtain a personalized price quote for your mommy makeover, you will need to book an in-personal consultation at our practice. After reviewing your unique case and formulating a custom treatment plan, Dr. Herring can break down all costs associated with your care.

Contact Herring Plastic Surgery

If you have additional questions about mommy makeovers, or if you are interested in regaining your pre-pregnancy figure and wish to find out how Dr. Herring can help, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice today to book a consultation.