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Understanding Mommy Makeovers — From Mini to Maxi

Posted August 31, 2023 in Mommy Makeover

Pregnancy is a beautiful thing. However, after giving birth, many women look around them and notice things that don’t bring them as much joy — namely, the changes to their bodies.

Beautiful young mother is embraced by her toddler

If you have had children and are frustrated with loose skin, excess fat, and drooping breasts (among others), a Mommy Makeover can enhance your physique and improve some of your post-pregnancy contours.

What Is a Mommy Makeover?

A Mommy Makeover is not a single cosmetic procedure. It refers to a combination of surgeries that target the parts of the female body most affected by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding.

Mommy Makeovers are entirely customizable. If you developed sagging breasts, you may be interested in breast lift surgery. Or, if you have lax abdominal muscles and a soft stomach, abdominoplasty may be a great option.

Each woman is different. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to a Mommy Makeover.

So, which surgeries can you choose from?

Below, we will discuss some of the most popular cosmetic procedures women choose for their Mommy Makeovers so you can start thinking about how to customize and enhance your new body.

Top Mommy Makeover Procedures in Baton Rouge

The female body is amazing: it stretches, grows, and can withstand incredible fluctuations as it accommodates every step of pregnancy and childbirth.

However, some areas have difficulty bouncing back, which is where the Mommy Makeover comes in. The most common zones addressed with a Mommy Makeover include the breasts, the abdomen and midsection, and anywhere excess fat is stored.

Breast Lift Surgery

As your breasts grow to accommodate expanding milk ducts, the skin stretches. After breastfeeding, many women lose the volume that comes with pregnancy (if not more), and the skin remains lax.

Breast lift surgery is a cosmetic procedure that eliminates sagging skin and tightens underlying breast tissue to elevate the breasts to a higher position on the chest and reshape the nipple-areolar complex for a perkier, more youthful appearance.

Breast Augmentation Surgery

While some women experience stretched skin, others lose breast volume after pregnancy. Breast augmentation restores full breasts and improves the shape for a rounder, more plump bustline.

Additionally, for women who desire breast augmentation in Baton Rouge and also want a perky look, breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can be combined for a total breast revamp.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Large, dense breasts can be difficult to manage — especially if you’re trying to chase around a toddler! Breast reduction surgery can minimize their weight, size, and volume for smaller, more shapely breasts.

Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

A tummy tuck is the gold standard of Mommy Makeovers — most women who have been pregnant experience some degree of skin laxity, excess fat, or separated abdominal muscles. A tummy tuck targets all three of these issues for a smoother tummy that could not be achieved through diet and exercise alone.

During pregnancy, the abdomen expands and cannot fully return to normal. Often, this process causes the two halves of the rectus muscle (abdominal muscle) to separate from each other. This is called diastasis recti and is very difficult to remedy without surgery.

In cases of diastasis recti, the muscles do not return to form following pregnancy. They remain separated, and this creates the look of a wrinkled or pooched abdomen.

Although the tummy tuck is common, it’s still customizable during your Mommy Makeover.

Dr. Ghere offers two options: the traditional and the mini tummy tuck.

A traditional tummy tuck targets a large portion of the midsection, where Dr. Ghere can remove excess fat and skin before tightening the abdominal muscles. The mini tummy tuck is best for women with localized concerns in the lower abdomen.


As the body prepares for pregnancy and childbirth, it stores fat and nutrients more efficiently than before. This is great — it’s better to keep your baby healthy!

But sometimes, those excess pockets of fat linger past breastfeeding and quickly become frustrating.

Liposuction removes precise areas of fat from the hips, thighs, flanks, and buttocks to give you a slimmer, smoother contour.

Your Baton Rouge Mommy Makeover Specialist

Dr. Mary Ghere is a board-certified plastic surgeon who understands patients’ role in their cosmetic goals. As such, your consultation is essential in restoring your body and confidence after pregnancy and childbirth.

Dr. Ghere will listen to your concerns and goals, designing a custom Mommy Makeover surgical plan with you to help you get the results you deserve.

Interested in Mommy Makeovers in Baton Rouge, LA?

To learn more about your Mommy Makeover options, call Ghere Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at (225) 412-4774 or fill out our online contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

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A little can go a long way, and it is never too late to make a change.

Mary Ghere, MD

Weiler Plastic Surgery

4212 Bluebonnet Blvd., Suite A
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

Phone: 225-399-0001

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