The Mommy Makeover: New Year, New You

January 10, 2023 Tags:

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If you’re a mother, you know firsthand how drastically pregnancy and childbirth changes the body. We love our children, but we may not love the bodily changes that accompany motherhood. Enter the mommy makeover — an all-in-one solution designed to transform your figure back to its former glory.

The mommy makeover is a phrase used to describe a combination of surgeries women can undergo to restore their pre-baby body due to changes caused by pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. A mommy makeover is a single-stage procedure that addresses the abdomen, breasts, waist, genitals, and sometimes the buttocks.

In 2020, the mommy makeover was named the “Most Worth It” procedure by RealSelf for its transformative, confidence-boosting results that help mothers feel more like themselves. If you’re a mother longing for your pre-baby body, here is what you need to know about the mommy makeover.

Breast Surgery

Following childbirth, most mothers notice a change in the shape of their breasts. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause breasts to deflate, decrease in size, or lose their firmness. Conversely, you may notice that your breasts are much larger than you desire and out of proportion with the rest of your body. At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, we offer multiple types of breast surgeries to restore your breasts back to their original shape, size, and position — or instead, give you the breasts you’ve always wanted. Dr. J. J. Wendel has over two decades of experience performing breast lifts, breast augmentation with implants, and breast reductions.

Tummy Tuck

The abdomen is the area of the body that can present the most concerns for mothers following childbirth. If you have excess fat, loose skin, or muscle weakness in this area, a tummy tuck can correct these concerns and give you a slimmer, firmer abdomen. Depending on the amount of excess fat and severity of skin laxity, you may be a candidate for a mini or full tummy tuck.


After pregnancy, you may find that your body is not responding to a diet and fitness routine like it once did. Liposuction is a great way to permanently reduce stubborn fat deposits, and target specific problem areas such as the abdomen, hips, thighs, arms, or even the neck and chin. With liposuction, sculpting the body you’ve always wanted is a reality.


Although a private concern for many women, the labiaplasty is an increasingly popular procedure. The reality is that vaginal birth creates changes in the labia minora and majora. Perhaps you have noticed stretching or experienced physical discomfort in this area. Including a labiaplasty in your mommy makeover can give you the confidence boost you need after delivery.

The job of a mother is never done! Motherhood is an honor, lifelong dedication, and selfless endeavor. Let this year be the year that you treat yourself with a mommy makeover for all the love, time and energy, and endless commitment given to your family. Schedule your consultation for a mommy makeover at Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery today to learn more.